After a lot of thought, I've decided to take a break from blogging for the foreseeable future. With my little C creeping its way back into my life and possible long term treatment now, I need to take a couple of things off my plate for the time being, and the blog is going to be one of those things. As it is, it felt like it was becoming more of a chore than anything else. I need my reading time to be more enjoyable right now, more of the escape that I really need, and what I don't need is the little voice in the back of my head telling me how many reviews I'm behind and trying to come up with what I need to say about the book.

I simply want to read.

I'll more than likely occasionally post on here what I've been reading, and if there is something that really blows my mind, I'll probably have more to say about it and may write up a proper post, but for right now, things are going to be very quiet around here.

As always, happy reading!
2017 edit
I will continue to blog according to my health and ability, and connecting my posts thru Goodreads, so please be patient if things get quiet around here again this year.

2017 edit #2
I am happy to report that my bone marrow transplant was a success and that I'm feeling more like myself everyday. That said, I'm going to try to start blogging a little more frequently, but please bare with me as I still continue to recover.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

4. X-Men: Emperor Vulcan by Christopher Yost, art by Paco Diaz Luque

Guilty pleasure time!



Title: X-Men: Emperor Vulcan
Series: X-Men, lead up to War of Kings
Authors: Christopher Yost, art by Paco Diaz Luque
Copyright: 2008
Pages: 120
ISBN: 9780785125518
Publisher: Marvel
Twitter: @marvel
Format: Paperback
Rating: 3.5/5 stars
Finished: 1-3-10
Challenge: 100 Books 10, 1010 Challenge

From Amazon:
It's brother versus brother and the outcome could decide the fate of billions. Uncanny X-Men's "Rise and Fall of the Shi'Ar Empire" continues here! Vulcan is the Shi'Ar Emperor and Havok is leading the rebellious Starjammers. But who is really right and who is really wrong? Collects X-Men: Emperor Vulcan #1-5.

I'm going to make a confession here early on in the year... I like X-Men comics. I've been reading them for years (since the mid-80s sometime). It's a real guilty pleasure for me. My interest waxes and wanes periodically, but I always end up coming back to them. I've recently been picking up the collected editions of the comics after a long wave of not reading them, so you'll just have to bear with me as I feed my inner geek on occasion. I'm not going to review these really at all, because to be honest, if you haven't been reading right along over the last 20-40 years, you're going to be lost. Hell, I've been reading for 20-30 years and I get lost every once in awhile! So, there it is. My early year confession to a geeky guilty pleasure!

Emperor Vulcan picks up right where The Rise and Fall of the Shi'Ar Empire left off, with the X-Men who were stranded in space having to form an uneasy alliance with Vulcan to repel the advancing attack of the Scy'Ar Tal, a race bent on the destruction of the Shi'Ar Empire. Not a very satisfying ending, as it's not really clear what happens (are the Scy'Ar Tal destroyed, where did Marvel Girl go?), but I guess it's leaving enough questions open for the follow-up series, Kingbreaker, and the larger War of Kings series.

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