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Grimlock ♥ Inhumans

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

Currently reading

Deadpool (2015-) #33
Matteo Lolli, Gerry Duggan, David López
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet
Tantor Audio, Becky Chambers, Rachel Dulude
The Late Great State of Israel: How Enemies Within and Without Threaten the Jewish Nation's Survival
Aaron Klein
Mojo: Conjure Stories
Tobias S. Buckell, Neil Gaiman, Jarla Tangh, Jenise Aminoff, Gregory Frost, Barth Anderson, Kiini Ibura Salaam, Sheree Renee Thomas, Marcia Douglas, devorah major, Nisi Shawl, Gerard Houarner, Nnedi Okorafor, Luisah Teish, Andy Duncan, Eliot Fintushel, A.M. Dellamonica, S
Progress: 64/352pages
Releasing Rage (Cyborg Sizzle Book 1)
Cynthia Sax
Progress: 20%
Fairy Tail, Vol. 10
Hiro Mashima, William Flanagan
Progress: 74/210pages
A Mad Zombie Party
Gena Showalter
Progress: 29/448pages
Mothering Sunday: A Romance
Graham Swift
Progress: 8/177pages
Trish out of Water Vol. 1
Studio Parlapa, Ruben Curto, Giuseppe Cafaro, Mirka Andolfo, Vince Hernandez
Progress: 39/120pages
Evil Empire Vol. 1
Max Bemis, Mike Getty, Andrea Mutti
Progress: 15/116pages

Big mystical battle

Blue Beetle (2016-) #9 - J.M. DeMatteis, Keith Giffen, Jr.,  Romulo Fajardo, Scott Kolins

So, for some reason, this battle is feeling drawn out.   Maybe it's because it feels like a lot of the fighting takes place off page, or maybe it's because with Reyes depowered, I'm just not feeling this as much.  

 

I also am interested in Dr. Fate and his role in all this, but he's out of the picture for now, too.   

 

Maybe it was that in addition to all this, there are enough subplots for this to feel scattered.   I don't notice, or mind, as much when I'm fully engaged with the story, but I was clearly not.   Still, bits of humor even in the darkest of times, and I'm loving how everyone banded together to fight, no matter what their situation. 

 

I guess I'm just grumbling because, so far, I've loved this series as a whole.   This particular issue fell short for me, and that's frustrating.   I can't quite pinpoint it: the characters are in character, the plot is sensible given what's happening, and I'm still not happy.   Even my complaints - like the multiple subplots - are common in comics.  I'm just not quite happy with how this all came together, given the specifics of the plot right now.   I think I also enjoyed the lighter tone in the beginning; I need that, especially right now, and it's particularly disappointing that this is getting darker when I needed something lighter.

 

I'm still willing to give this an issue or two, at least, especially given the ending.  I'm particularly intrigued to see what will happen next!   And I love how easy DC is making the digital redemption: no scrolling through the comics given the placement in the back of the peel of sticker for the code, and no having to merge accounts as it assumes you have either an Amazon or Comixology account and adds it immediately depending on where you sign up.  (It's also on the DC app, and DC store, but I mostly read via Comixology because I have my Amazon, Marvel and now my DC account merged so it's absolutely perfect for me because I have all my comics in one place!)