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I'm a well read grad student who's bluntly honest about all things, although I try to be most honest about myself.   

Currently reading

Apex Magazine Issue 99
Allison Mills, Rebecca Roanhorse, Pamela Rentz, Mari Kurisato, Raymond Sturgis, Jason Sizemore, Daniel Heath Justice
Extracurricular Activities: A Tor.com Original
Yoon Ha Lee
Progress: 38/38pages
River of Teeth
Sarah Gailey
Progress: 113/113pages
Provenance
Ann Leckie
Progress: 148/432pages
Down Among the Sticks and Bones
Seanan McGuire
Progress: 176/176pages
The Black Tides of Heaven
JY Yang
Progress: 132/150pages
Raven Stratagem
Yoon Ha Lee
Progress: 400/400pages
Discount Armageddon
Seanan McGuire
Progress: 20/312pages
Transformers Robots in Disguise: Where Crown City Comes to Life
Caroline Rowlands
Progress: 3/32pages
Avengers: Absolute Vision - Book Two (Avengers (1963-1996))
Brian Garvey, Jimmy Akin, Roger Stern, Steve Ditko, Carmine Infantino, Al Milgrom, Prentice Hall
Progress: 98/360pages

Reading progress update: I've read 13 out of 34 pages.

Transformers: Till All Are One #9 - Sara Pitre-Durocher, Mairghread Scott

Marvel: makes beloved character a nazi to make a statement against naziism. 

 

IDW: makes the same statement without the blowback. 

 

 

Of course, this doesn't have the reach or the controversy-as-selling point that Marvel's got going for it, but not that many people are mad at IDW, they tell a damn good story, and they've consistently made commentary about the world we live in without resorting to shock tactics, enraging and nonsensical storylines, or twisted the character or world to the purpose of one story arc. 

 

So, basically they have a more consistent world that is more intrinsically true to itself, and can still say something about our world without getting called on shit they shouldn't be doing. 

 

When you still love the Marvel characters, but this almost makes you want them to poach some of the IDW writers.   (But not my Transformers writers.  Not them.   Don't you touch them, Marvel, unless you plan on letting them continue to write on Transformers - like Barber when he was writing the Dr. Strange/Punisher Infinite series, but also Transformers.)