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.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Secret Wars Prelude by Jonathan Hickman, Jim Shooter, Brian Michael Bendis, illustrated by Steve Epting, Mike Zeck, Ryan Stegman, Sara Pichelli, & Esad Ribic

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by Jonathan Hickman, Jim Shooter, Brian Michael Bendis, illustrated by Steve Epting, Mike Zeck, Ryan Stegman, Sara Pichelli, & Esad Ribic
Published by Marvel, May 26, 2015
240 Pages • ISBN 978-0785193999 • Paperback

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Book description:
Follow the path to 2015's event to end all events, Secret Wars -an epic more than 30 years in the making! From the senses-staggering climax of 1984's original Secret Wars saga, to the origin of Miles Morales, the new Ultimate Spider-Man, it's all been leading up to this. And Marvel's master planner, Jonathan Hickman, has long been planting seeds for the story only he could write. The Ultimates face an enemy more powerful than the gods - and Reed Richards is its leader! Doctor Doom faces threats from a universe he created! And the Illuminati reunite to face the reality-destroying threat of the Incursions! War is coming -be ready!

COLLECTING:
New Avengers (2013) 1-3, Secret Wars (1984) 10-12, Fantastic Four 611, Ultimate Comics Spider -Man (2011) 1, Ultimate Comics Ultimates 4

I was a little disappointed in this Prelude volume. Usually the prelude volumes offer both full issues and important snippets from various other issues to bring readers up to speed and be able to jump into a large crossover event. Collecting New Avengers 1-3, Secret Wars (1984) 10-12, Fantastic Four 611, Ultimate Comics Spider-Man 1, Ultimate Comics Ultimates 4, I didn't really see how a lot of these issues had anything to do with the upcoming Secret Wars storyline (such as the Fantastic Four and Ultimate Comics Spider-Man issues); maybe it will become more clear as the story unfolds, but to me, that doesn't really make this volume all that helpful. Unless you really, really like to buy all the graphic novels, there's nothing here that is necessarily all that important to leading up to Secret Wars.

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