Post by Sir Wearer of Hats on Aug 24, 2021 5:41:12 GMT
The Maurauders Volume 1+2: I’ve a soft spot for Kate (nee Kitty) Pride since the days of eXcalibur. I like Emma in the sort of small doses you get with her as an arch-manipulator. I like Storm being shown the respect she deserves as an Omega-class mutant. I like stories that revolve around being being cunning. I enjoyed this series, even though I dislike the arrogance the Krokoa-era mutants all evidence and Kate being a harder, less optimistic character.
Just read an odd little miniseries from a couple of years ago called Strange Skies Over East Berlin. It was the compelling title that caught my attention, to be totally honest. I just finished so I'm still processing, but I liked it? It didn't blow me away, but I did find things fascinating about it, and there are still some things I'm chewing on, so that's a good sign.
Bliss, re-reading this. We've stories in the Middle East, revolutionary France, across the Silk Road and in Rome. As it's all about the echoes of dreams and how fables are essentially stories reverberatiing down the web of history... It's curious to see some of the parallels with stories told elsewhere. Similar, but different. August, for instance, is not entirely dissevered from the themes (and even eventual fate, at times) of I, Claudius. Thermidor and Lady Joanna Constantine's negotiations with the wards of Madame Guillotine are a favourite.
The latest "The Orville" comic. I really really really like these Orville comics. They have the same interesting way of stoytelling like the TV episodes do, and they just feel like TV episodes. And these stories are good! I really enjoyed this one and cannot wait for the conclusion. Yes, the trope of the ancient hidden alien fleet is pretty old (and a stable in EVERY space 4X strategy game I have ever played). But I enjoyed this version, and I also enjoyed the interaction of the characters, especially Mercer full of admiration for his former teacher and Malloy being very suspicious. Totally recommend the Orville comics.
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