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.

Friday, June 11, 2010

45. Uncanny X-Men: Divided We Stand by Ed Brubaker, illustrated by Mike Choi & Sonia Oback



Title: Uncanny X-Men: Divided We Stand
Related Series: X-Men
Authors: Ed Brubaker, illustrated by Mike Choi & Sonia Oback
Copyright: 2008
Pages: 120
ISBN: 9780785119838
Publisher: Marvel
Twitter: @marvel
Format: Paperback
Rating: 3/5 stars
Finished: 6-6-10
Challenge: 100 Books 10, 1010 Challenge (Graphic Novel Category)

From Amazon:
Reeling from the events of Messiah CompleX, the surviving mutants reassess Xavier's dream amidst the rubble of the mansion. Betrayed by one of their own, and mourning the loss of former allies, is peaceful coexistence still an option? The only thing that's certain is an uncertain future for mutantkind. Is anyone safe in a world without X-Men? Collects Uncanny X-Men #495-499.

Well, needless to say, the very first follow up story to Messiah CompleX didn't quite live up to the appeal of its predecessor. Cyclops has decided to disband the X-Men after the events of Messiah Complex, or has he? Why is he sending some of the X-Men remaining on Earth to San Francisco? And more importantly, why is San Francisco reverting back to the 1960s? And how is this a decent continuation of the great story that was told in Messiah Complex? And what's the point of the story following Wolverine, Colossus and Nightcrawler in Russia?

Unfortunately, after such a great comeback (at least in my eyes) that happened with Messiah CompleX, this collection falls short. Hopefully it's just staging the groundwork for some better stories in a new location (San Fran).

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