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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

Jurassic Park
Micheal Crichton
Progress: 340/480pages
All New Fathom Vol. 5
John Ercek, Erick Arciniega, Mark Roslan, Alex Konat, Beth Sotelo, David Wohl
Pocket Apocalypse
Seanan McGuire
Progress: 54%
Apex Magazine Issue 99
Allison Mills, Rebecca Roanhorse, Pamela Rentz, Mari Kurisato, Raymond Sturgis, Jason Sizemore, Daniel Heath Justice
Provenance
Ann Leckie
Progress: 148/432pages
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
Deadpool Classic Vol. 20: Ultimate Deadpool
Kelly Doudna, Mark Bagley, Brian Michael Bendis
Altered Carbon
Richard K. Morgan
Progress: 67/516pages
Batman (2016-) #40
Stephen King, Jordie Bellaire, Joëlle Jones

I've heard about this title

BLACK #1 - Kwanza Osajyefo, Tim Smith III, Jamal Igle, Robin Riggs, Sarah Stern, Sarah Litt

I've heard about how gorgeous the covers are - they are! - and about how this is an important comic book, especially as it deals with race in today's world.   It does.   When three young, black men are shot by police officers with a vague description of muggers that could describe most of the young black men in that neighborhood, well, one gets up after multiple gunshot wounds.   Not only that, he escapes from the ambulance he's in, and from the cops surrounding him. 

 

And he's not really interested in anything except surviving, unsure of who to trust, until it's revealed to him who, exactly, is getting powers.   And then, he's far more interested in helping others who have these powers: not his, exactly, but powers nonetheless. 

 

This is a good look at the power structure in our world and how it could potentially be changed.   I suspect that this is barely scratching the surface however: it's the first issue in a comic series, or at least a mini-series - Black Mask does a lot of those - and it's setting up how this new world works.  

 

I'm impressed, by not only the writing, or the art, but by the way they work together.   The covers are eye catching, and the art inside - by a different artist - is all black and white, with a raw quality that matches the world building perfectly. 

 

I'll be looking to catch up on this series, hopefully soon.   Another grab bag issue.