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.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Avengers: Revelations by Jim Starlin, Rick Remender, Frank J. Barbiere, & Kathryn Immonen, illustrated by Ron Lim, Paul Renaud, Marco Rudy, & David LaFuente

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by Jim Starlin, Rick Remender, Frank J. Barbiere, & Kathryn Immonen, illustrated by Ron Lim, Paul Renaud, Marco Rudy, & David LaFuente
Published by Marvel, February 3, 2015
136 Pages • ISBN 978-0785193401 • Paperback

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Book description:
Four oversized tales that will rock the Avengers' world! First, Jim Starlin and Ron Lim return to Thanos! Learn how a devastating defeat in Thanos' past will soon redefine the Marvel Universe, as the Mad Titan faces Mephisto, his future self, the Avengers and more! Then, can the Uncanny Avengers survive the wrath of an unleashed Spirit of Vengeance, and the all-new, all-creepy Avengers of the Supernatural? Meanwhile, when Doctor Strange is called upon to fulfill an old debt to an enclave of Himalayan technomonks, even the good doctor may be beyond his limits!

COLLECTING: Thanos Annual 1, Uncanny Avengers Annual 1, New Avengers Annual 1, Avengers Annual 1

A fairly disappointing collection, the only story that I felt worth reading is the story from the Thanos Annual, where we meet Thanos sometime both before and during the Infinity Gauntlet event. The art in the Doctor Strange story from the New Avengers Annual is so distorted and jumbled that I wasn't even able to read it. Ended up skipping that story altogether. The Mojo story in the Uncanny Avengers Annual is OK, a typical Mojo/Mojoverse story (even though he is typically an X-Men villain - it's clearly evident that the Avengers are the golden children of Marvel now and can hijack any characters they want now, regardless of where they originated from). The Avengers Annual is a jumbled mess, and another story that I skipped right over.

Overall, yet another disappointing collection from Marvel. I think I'm going to be just sticking to the main series from now on; these add-on series just never even remotely live up to their hype or potential. Despite the title of the collection, the only revelation going on here was that I didn't need to pick this up at all.

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