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text 2018-01-04 00:29
Stevil
Despicable Deadpool (2017-) #291 - Gerry Duggan,David López,Scott Koblish

Stevil is mentioned - so the whole 'it's really, really Steve Rogers and no one else' is bullshit because there's also Good Rogers apologizing everywhere, like in Black Bolt.   Keep both caps out of Black Bolt, please!

 

Otherwise, good issue.   Next issue will be one-half star because it promises more Stevil.

 

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text 2017-12-21 15:51
Today is my last day of work for 2017!
Dickens at Christmas - Charles Dickens
Christmas Stories - Diana Secker Tesdell
Adventure of the Christmas Pudding (Poirot) - Agatha Christie
Christmas in the Crosshairs: Two Thousand Years of Denouncing and Defending the World's Most Celebrated Holiday - Gerry Bowler

I'm off work until January 4th, 2018, so I won't be around Booklikes all that much until the New Year.  You can see the books that I'll be busy with!

 

I'm especially pleased to get my hands on Christmas in the Crosshairs because I recommended that our public library purchase it.  Then when I went to put a hold on it, someone had beaten me to the punch and it wasn't due back until January 8th!  I felt much more wrathful than one is supposed to at this time of year!  But that dear person has returned the volume early (and I'm feeling the Christmas vibes, now, so I hope they enjoyed it) and it is waiting for me to pick up this evening.  Peace on earth, y'all.

 

I'm going on what I'm thinking of as my Christmas procession this year--a day with my aunt & her family on Saturday, Christmas Eve with my sister, and Christmas Day with my niece and great-nephew.  Then, for New Year's, I'm flying to the West Coast to spend time with my other sister and attend a family wedding.  This is going to be one of the busiest Christmas vacations on record!

 

I wish you & yours the happiest of Christmases and wish you all the best for the upcoming year!  I hope 2018 treats everyone well and I will be happy to return in January to see what you have all been reading and doing and hear all the news.

 

 

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review 2017-12-18 02:33
Looks like a solid four-star series for now
Despicable Deadpool (2017-) #290 - Gerry Duggan,David López,Scott Koblish

Still not quite as good as the pervious series, but it's gotten to be a solid four stars for the two last issues I read, so if it settles into a four star series?   I'll be happy with that! 

 

Cable and Deadpool have to figure out how to get Cable's heart to Stryfe, and now they realize that Stryfe is cloning people.  Cable's clone is cloning people.   No, strike that, Cable's evil clone is cloning people. 

 

This is going to get really ugly really soon.   And I can't wait to see just how ugly it gets, and just ugly the solution is - and it's going to be ugly.   It's already gotten ugly, and no doubt will get far, far worse before it gets better. 

 

 

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review 2017-12-18 02:18
Liking this more
Despicable Deadpool (2017-) #289 - Gerry Duggan,David López,Scott Koblish

I like this more and more with each issue.  So I think one was just a lot of set-up, including the darker tone for the darker series.   It just swung way darker to set up, and then got slightly lighter. 

 

The wackiness really kicked in with radioactive time-traveling, vampire dinosaurs.   Yeah.   It got super weird.   And I laughed so much!  

 

So, it's still lacking the true balance of emotive, and emotional storylines, thus the lack of that fifth star.   But it's also getting a lot funnier, even if it's not my favorite Deadpool storyline.   Still, four stars isn't bad.  I pay for the two-star Royals - although that's done with now - so I don't see myself dropping Deadpool.  

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review 2017-12-18 02:05
So liked it a little better
Despicable Deadpool (2017-) #288 - Gerry Duggan,David López,Scott Koblish

It got to a little bit of what I liked better about the previous series, without getting it enough to get even a four star rating.  

 

I still think there needs to be a social commentary/emotional aspect to be better, but this wasn't quite as dark, was funnier, and I enjoyed it more than issue one - aka issue 287.   (The legacy numbering is going to get so confusing.)

 

Anyway, I'm happy to continue with this for now, but I do hope it hits the right balance like it did before.   

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