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Storm #2 - Pak, Ibanez/Redmond
I want this book to go on forever. This issue was like hugs and kittens, you guys. The Ororo/Logan adorableness was off the charts, I really loved Storm deciding to go find this one missing teenager, I loved Storm realizing her error about Callisto and helping them all clean up afterwards. I loved it all. (Also I loved Storm's outfits. I reeeeally love all these civilian clothes Ibanez has been dressing her up in. SO cute. We even had a call-out to punk Storm this issue.)

Is the next issue out now, please? Also, I need to hunt me down a Storm-by-Ibanez icon, stat.

Low #1 - Remender, Tocchini
I bought this pretty much because the cover was sooooo gorgeous and because I liked the color scheme in the interior. And everything is very pretty, although it also has that usual Tocchini characteristic of being so creatively rendered that I'm not always sure what I'm looking at.

The story I am meh about. The last of earth's civilization is hiding underwater from the radiation of the ever-expanding sun. Stel is determined she can find another planet for humanity to move to. Then she and husband and kids go out in their submarine, and kids are taken by pirates and husband loses an eyeball for reasons.

Remender says in the backmatter that this is Stel's story and that she's the first optimist he's ever written. That seems nice in theory, but in practice what I'm seeing is a woman whose non-familial mission - find a new home for humanity - has just been sidelined so she can go find her kids, and I'm not convinced that's a story I care about.

Also it's Remender, and with what all his been getting up to at Marvel, I don't trust him, much as I love UXF.

Also the covers on this book seem to be almost parodically excited about women's bodies in bikinis. I'd like to think it was some kind of statement, but then, Remender. So IDK.

Probably will not be buying any more of this. If the buzz is good, I'll get the first trade from the library.

The Wicked and the Divine, #1-3 - Gillen, McKelvie
So, every X many years the gods reincarnate, burn bright for two years, and die. I have no idea where we're going with this, but it's really, really pretty. Also, I'm amused that we have this wide-open premise and our action opens with... a murder mystery. I think that's actually good, though; I know how murder mysteries go, so having that familiar structure helps make sense of all the god stuff.

Crossposted from Dreamwidth. Comment here or there. (comment count unavailable DW replies)


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Aug. 22nd, 2014 08:48 pm (UTC)
Ooh, I've been hearing lots of good things about The Wicked + the Divine.

I think I saw some Storm icons here not that long ago!
Aug. 24th, 2014 05:46 pm (UTC)
Oooh. Thank you for link to icons!
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