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.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

51. Uncanny X-Men: Manifest Destiny by Matt Fraction & Ed Brubaker, illustrated by Greg Land & Terry Dodson



Title: Uncanny X-Men: Manifest Destiny
Related Series: X-Men
Authors: Matt Fraction & Ed Brubaker, illustrated by Greg Land & Terry Dodson
Copyright: 2009
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780785138174
Publisher: Marvel
Twitter: @marvel
Format: Hardcover
Rating: 4/5 stars
Finished: 6-17-10
Challenge: 100 Books 10, 1010 Challenge (Graphic novel category)

From Amazon:
Go west, young mutants! Following the events of Messiah CompleX, the X-Men are heading west, founding a new home for themselves and all mutants in a place known for its tolerance: San Francisco, California. Shortly after their arrival, however, the X-Men find themselves tangling with Magneto and fighting down the robotic, mutant-killing Sentinels. And as if that wasn't enough, Pixie, one of the youngest members of the team, learns just how dangerous bigotry is when she's confronted by the all-new Hellfire Cult. Collects Uncanny X-Men #500-503, X-Men FCBD #1, and X-Men: Manifest Destiny #1-5 (Dazzler, Karma, Mercury/X-23, Colossus, Emma Frost, Graymalkin, and Juggernaut)

This was a great kick off to a new chapter in the X-Men story. After basing their operations out of NYC almost exclusively for decades, the X-Men are moving to the west coast after the destruction of the mansion, and are setting up shop in San Francisco. They build themselves a new home there in abandoned military outposts around the city, and open their doors to all mutants, both active and former, who seek refuge there. Magneto shows up, mysteriously re-powered, and helps the High Evolutionary collect technology from the Dreaming Celestial, to a purpose that as yet seems to be a mystery.

Greg Land and Terry Dodson's art is amazing; both artists have such a dynamic style each to their own, and their storytelling is really good. Sometimes it's hard to follow what an artist is trying to illustrate, but not with these two. They are two of the best artists working on the X-Men in a while. I'm anxious to see where Matt Fraction is going to take these characters in the future.

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