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, July 10, 2010

60. Dark X-Men by Paul Cornell, illustrated by Leonard Kirk



Title: Dark X-Men
Related Series: X-Men
Authors: Paul Cornell, illustrated by Leonard Kirk
Copyright: 2010
Pages: 120
ISBN: 9780785145264
Publisher: Marvel
Twitter: @marvel
Format: Hardcover
Rating: 3/5 stars
Finished: 7-1-10
Challenge: 100 Books 10, 1010 Challenge (Graphic novel challenge)

From Amazon:
From the dust of Utopia comes Dark X-Men! Never one to say "die", Norman Osborn is keeping what's left of HIS X-Men alive. MYSTIQUE! DARK BEAST! WEAPON OMEGA! MIMIC! They are the public face of mutants in an Osborn world. And what a face they are! But what does Nate Grey, A.K.A. X-Man, have to do with it? The critically acclaimed team of Paul Cornell (Black Widow, TV's Dr. Who) and Leonard Kirk (Captain Britain and MI13) take on the world of X! Collects Dark X-Men #1-5.

Dark X-Men isn't necessarily a bad story, just not all that engaging. We learn that Norman Osborn may be a little more crazy than he's been letting on. Mystique REALLY wants to be free of his influence. Dark Beast is creepy, no question now, but all in the name of science! And Nate Grey is back, he's pissed, but maybe he is a little overconfident these days. Again, this is one of those volumes that may not seem so important now, but may be laying some necessary groundwork for later.

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