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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

Separate Orbits
Yael Mermelstein
Progress: 119/427pages
BATMAN #53 ((Regular Cover)) - DC Comics - 2018 - 1st Printing
LeeWeeksBatman53, TomKingBatman53
BATMAN #54 ((Regular Cover)) - DC Comics - 2018 - 1st Printing
MattWagnerBatman54, TomKingBatman54
BATMAN #52 ((DC REBIRTH)) ((Regular Cover)) - DC Comics - 2018 - 1st Printing
LeeWeeksBatman52, TomKingBatman52
BATMAN #51 ((DC REBIRTH)) ((Regular Cover)) - DC Comics - 2018 - 1st Printing
LeeWeeksBatman51, TomKingBatman51
Infinity Wars: Iron Hammer (2018) #1 (of 2)
Al Ewing, Humberto Ramos
Champions (2019-) #4
Jim Zub, Jacinto Benavente
SUICIDE SQUAD #46 ((Regular Cover)) - DC Comics - 2018 - 1st Printing
JosLuisSS46, RobWilliamsSS46
SUICIDE SQUAD #45 ((SINK ATLANTIS)) ((DC REBIRTH )) ((Regular Cover)) - DC Comics - 2018 - 1st Printing
JosLuisSuicideSquad45, RobWilliamsSuicideSquad45
Champions (2019-) #3
Jim Zub, Jacinto Benavente

Gets much, much better

Transformers (2019-) #3 - Brian Ruckley

There are a couple things happening here: it's not all about Rubble, the plot twists are better, and I was reminded that favorite characters can come back.   Yaaaas.   Barricade.   Mmm. 

 

He doesn't show up in this, but it didn't matter.   The possibility of seeing him again is all I need, thank you very much. 

 

The art gets better, and Ruckley seems to be saying 'I was just setting everything up in issue one and two.'   I think this might be a bad idea for comics though; even setup needs to fascinate me to buy issue #2, unless I really, really want this series not to suck.   Ahem, yes, like with this.  I'm glad I stuck it out, but if I hated issue one?   Well, I'd have never moved onto issue two.   Ruckley, I suspect, has more wiggle room in a fantasy novel, especially as an established writer.   First of all, convention can call for slower writing - he does epic fantasy, so many of those books are humungous - and he isn't selling it chapter by chapter.   If he were, I think he'd find the need to hook people immediately. 

 

I'm now seeing that he can write well, even if he's no James Roberts, aka the man I judge all writing by.   (I imagine he'd be shocked, maybe even embraced if he knew this, but, yeah, it's true.)   So I'm hoping this continues to be amazing.