Received a parcel of loot from my LCS yesterday.
Saga 37 & 38 - I have to say I'm getting a bit bored of this series. Do I really need to see Prince Robot jerking off? The answer is no. Issue 37 does little to advance the overall plot and whereas 38 does have some good moments and the death of a major character , I kind of wish it would all wrap up soon. Does anyone know how many issues are planned as do to me being a lame-o completionist I'll probably continue to buy it monthly.
Deadly Class 22 - So, after last issues bombshell ending we now turn to a new school year and with it a new class.I feel this is another one of my previous favourite series that has also lost it's way. Great art but what's the overall plan? I'm the kind of reader who needs an end game and larger plot rather than random ramblings.
Seven to Eternity 1 - Definitely not as good as I was hoping. The first half was mediocre and I had already decided I wouldn't be getting issue 2 halfway through. The second half was an improvement and I changed my mind slightly. What we have here is a fantasy tale of a shunned family that has refused to take side in a great war but is drawn back into the conflict as they are eventually hunted down by the big bad. The art by Opena is clearly good but not his best work and the dialogue by Remender grated at points. I've decided to get at least the next issue to give it one more chance.
Black Monday Murders 1 - Why can't Hickman ever just write a book that goes from A to B without any head scratching moments or convoluted back story and confusing references? I liked parts of this and the art is stellar but I'm not sure how patient I am with Hickman's work. I also fear he could be the new Ellis and leave books in limbo for ages. I can see this being delayed along with the likes of Dying and the Dead and Secret which took ages to come out. Didn't SHIELD also suffer this fate?
Briggs Land 1 - Crime drama that is being adapted for TV. Intriguing opening issue with diverse interesting characters and tons of room for emotional engagement. The only downside was the fact that some characters were drawn quite similarly so identifying them was sometimes tricky.
Transformers 56-57 & More Than Meets the Eye 56 & 57 - So, this is the end. Well, the end of these two series' that is and the end of season 2. Roberts says he wants to get to at least 100 issues so I guess we'll have a couple more seasons (assuming cancellation doesn't rear it's ugly head). I feel that my interest in TF has waned during season 2 and there's a quote in one of the issues that sums up a lot of the run for me, "I'm sick of complicated backstories nobody remembers." This also applies to MTMTE in that there are way too many characters to keep track of and a shit load of back story that keeps getting added to in virtually every issue. I honestly couldn't keep up. This is slightly mitigated as far as MTMTE is concerned by virtue of the fact that the art is quality and the script is excellent. It kind of makes me forget I have no idea how everything ties together.