ANNOUNCEMENT
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 bear with me as I still continue to recover.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Uncanny X-Men, Vol 5: The Omega Mutant by Brian Michael Bendis, illustrated by Chris Bachalo & Kris Anka

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by Brian Michael Bendis, illustrated by Chris Bachalo & Kris Anka
Published by Marvel, April 14, 2015
136 Pages • ISBN 978-0785154907 • Hardcover

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Book description:
Original Sin tie-in! The greatest secret of the late Professor Charles Xavier has been revealed! Against such overwhelming power, will the X-Men succeed in holding the line, or will Xavier's final "gift" to his children be their undoing? Cyclops must guide his X-Men through the storm that is unleashed, but is the greatest threat to his safety lurking within the dark recesses of his own mind? With one simple act, Cyclops destroyed the life he knew. Now he must remain constantly vigilant in case of attack, while dealing with strangely and frustratingly altered powers. If there's anyone who would bend over backwards to reteach himself how to use them, it's Cyclops...but will he regain control of his own personal destiny in time to save his team and his students from Xavier's terrible secret?

COLLECTING: Uncanny X-Men 26-31


Oh, look! Another X-Men story that involves time travel. How original...

This started off as a really strong read with the problem of how to deal with the Omega Mutant and how Cyclops decides he wants to handle the situation. However, from there the book more or less falls apart. Bendis clearly has no idea anymore how to deal with the larger-than-life situations he puts his characters in, so jumps yet again to his deus ex machina, time travel, to fix the problem and it's not even handled all that well here.

Bachalo's art is not very consistent in the issues he handles, and I hate to say it, but I'm not impressed with Anka's art at all on the issue's he handles. Overall, not one of the better books in a series that has definitely had its ups and downs.

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