Wednesday, March 26, 2014

My Break Has Been Broken

Hello again everyone!

It has been a good long while since I have been able to slow down a bit, and do some writing about comics.  I have been ridiculously busy over the past 6 months with a lot of changes in my life taking place that I had little control over.  Mostly, my life has been a jet stream of change with new management at work, new duties, new friends, and new personal goals. I had to get away for a bit to let life settle down, and now I am back, ready to start reviewing comics again.

At one point, my life became so hectic that I had to even drop my pull and hold list.  I now have one again,   I have made random trips to my local comic shop here and there, but I always left with only one or two issues, mostly variants (because that's how I roll). However, I am back and ready to start reviewing again so let me breakdown some of the comics I am currently enjoying.

1. Saga

Writer:Brian K. Vaughan
Artist: Fiona Staples

Saga was a huge surprise to me.  I'd heard many people talking about this comic, and once I started reading the story, Saga put me on a roller coaster of emotion I have not felt from a comic since The Killing Joke.  I have heard the story is comparable to Star Wars, and while I don't exactly agree with that opinion, I can definitely see the comparisons.

The art work in Saga is some of the best out there, and the atmosphere of each scene is masterfully created to pull the reader into a world rife with war, mercenaries, and odd spaceships that take the shape of odd looking trees.

This comic is also geared towards a much more mature audience, with the first lines of the comic being "Am I shitting" while Alana gives birth to her and Marco's baby.  Being that Marco and Alana are supposed to be on different sides of the war, fate brought them together into an amazing story which continues to get better with every passing issue.

2. Samurai Jack: The Threads of Time

Writer: Jim Zub
Artist: Andy Suriano

Before I had to stop and work on some life stuff, I had heard a new Samurai Jack comic was coming out.  First of all, I am a huge Jack fan for two reasons. 1. Samurais (duh) and 2. The artwork is so unique that it almost tells the story itself.  The current series revolves around the same premise as the Cartoon Network series, Aku takes over the world and the only man who can stop him was forced into the future where Aku reigns supreme. Jack's journey is to get back to his own time to put an end once and for all to Aku.

During Jack's adventures in the future, he visits a sage who tells him about threads that were once part of a magical rope created by the gods that controlled time.  Aku stole the powers of this rope to bend time to his will, and once he was completed, Aku shredded the rope.  The threads are not destroyed easily and Jack's journey consists of finding all of the threads of the rope to return home.

One thing I have to mentioned is that this is a pretty cheesy comic, but anyone who is a fan of Samurai Jack will notice the comic is written in the exact same way as the cartoon.  Jack comes up against a foe that kicks his ass, he figures out their trick, and POW Jack wins. Move along, next issue comes next month. Rinse and repeat and this is what this comic is about so far.  However, there are some really funny moments that retain the same feel as the original cartoon series aside from just the name.

The main issue I have with the comic is every issue is essentially one episode of a cartoon series.  There is no suspense, there are no drawn out fights with superior foes, and there is really no depth to the story.  However, the art work and the fact it is another piece of the Samurai Jack universe keeps me intrigued.

3. Fearless Defenders

Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Will Sliney/Phil Jimenez/Stephanie Hans

I am a sucker for amazing covers, and Fearless Defenders has some of the most creative covers of any series currently in circulation.  Take a peep:

Fearless Defenders supports a cast of strong female warriors battling against a crazed grandmother who wants to raise an army of undead Valkyries.  Every now and then, the fighting pauses to look into the personal lives of each heroine with some back stories into their romances, flings, personal demons, and how each event impacts them personally.

I like the approach of bringing depth to characters through their personal and sexual struggles/successes, but there are times where the feminist undertones drown out the point of the comic. Thankfully, these soap box moments do not last long, and afterwards the Defenders go about doing what they do best: kicking ass and looking good during the process.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Weekly Pull Top 5 6.26.2013

Every week starting now I am going to clump some reviews together in one massive post that covers my top five favorite issues that I pick up from my pull and hold list every week.  I still plan on doing bigger reviews for some of the major new releases and events, but there are so many awesome on-going stories that i felt it necessary to give them the love they deserve. 

#1. Uncanny X-Force #7

The Story

This issue in the X-Force series brings to light many events that took place from the last installment of the Uncanny X-Force series, and takes a glimpse in the past when Psyloche spent the summer with the newly cloned Fantomex triplets. For those not in the know, Fantomex died, and when he was brought back to life he was split into 3 individual personalities; Fantomex (thief, sly, conniving), Cluster (caring, loving, protector), and Weapon III (evil genius, mad man).  In the current story Fantomex has been kidnapped by his evil twin and is being held hostage in Madripoor.  With the help of Cluster Psyloche is going to rescue Fantomex, but they are outwitted by Weapon XIII, and Psyloche is now in a very weird love triangle with all 3 aspects of Fantomex.


I love the portrayal of the different aspects of Fantomex.  They each have their own mode of entertainment that obviously consumes them.  Watching this story unfold through the past few years is one of the reasons why I stayed close to the Uncanny X-Force story line.  Aside from the slow start the series is getting really good especially with bat shit crazy Luke Bishop raging out all over the place.  The mental battles Pysloche had in Bishop's head were also well delivered and the fact that she has a pet mind bear is kind of weird and awesome at the same time.  One final thought about this issue:  Lady Fantomex and Psyloche making out.  The end, this series could suck for the next 3 issues and I will still buy it.

#2. Guardians of the Galaxy #4

The Story

Guardians is another comic that I love to go through every now and then and relive all of the ridiculous space predicaments the crew get themselves into.  I also find a raccoon with rocket as his first name overly appealing. With two issues in 2 weeks I am also a bit spoiled.  Currently, the team escaped the clutches of Star Lord's (Peter Quill) father with the help of Tony Stark who has been traveling around with them for awhile.  Star Lord's daddy was also exposed in the previous issue as a man who's cruel and unusual methods do not have his people's best interests at heart. 

These actions obviously pissed off everyone who had ties to Quill's father, and while the Guardians were taking a break they were attacked by some elite guards.  They never stood a chance, but an interesting twist is that during the fight Gamora (Thanos' adopted daughter and super assassin bad ass chick) was taken by surprise by a bounty hunter.  She was almost taken down, but was rescued by her comrades.  The team then goes back on the run in hopes of sorting out whatever mess they've gotten themselves into.


 #4 is probably my favorite issue thus far out of all of the issues from current and past runs.  The relaxed air about the Guardians after taking over an imperial command ship was a nice touch, and it has a sort of sci fi western feel to it.  There is still an ever present sense of danger, and the battles are still very science fiction, but this issue captured the cowboy and indians feel that I have wanted to experience from the Guardians  of the Galaxy.

A couple of noteworthy events would include Tony and Gamora's fling that shows how even playboy philanthropists can have trouble in the bedroom.  At one point Tony even uses a trans-galactic phone to contact Pepper so it is obvious that the travels in outer space are making him a bit homesick, especially after humiliating himself earlier.

The second really awesome scene is at the end where Rocket Raccoon helps out Gamora. Pichelli did an excellent job in creating that moment, and the smile on Gamor's face when she was rescued was a really powerful moment.  I am ready for #5 to get here, especially since I ordered the Angela variant...looks amazing.

#3. Nova #5

The Story

It felt like forever since the last issue of Nova came out, but the wait was well worth it.  Sam Alexander (son of one of the Nova Centurions) has taken possession of a weapon called the Ultimate Nullifyer which seems to nullify everything..ultimately.  Long story short Sam beats the every loving piss out of Titus, one of Richard's old comrades who's turned sour.  This fight between the two eventually leads to the use of the weapon, and the final rite of passage for Sam to be the next Nova. This fight also takes out Titus's entire fleet of ships that was preparing to invade Earth.  After the fleet was nullified ultimately, Nova left the weapon in the hands of the Watcher who is a weird looking bald guy who lives on the moon.  The Watcher reminds me of the bald kid from he Matrix movies who bends spoons (or not spoons if you will).  Anyways this was an excellent issue that ends with Rocket Raccoon and Gamora showing up.  There is also a really fun little plot twist at the end that I am not going to spoil.


 This is turning out to be one of the best series I currently subscribe to, and every issue gets deeper and deeper into the generational switch that is going on.  Even with the last part of this comic breaking some really heavy news, I still feel that Sam would make an amazing Nova, and I hope he continues on in this role. 

#4 Batman/Superman


The Story

This series is a good starting point for those who want to get into Superman and Batman, but do not have the time or financial backing to start from scratch.  The story starts with Clark Kent investigating some murders in Metropolis that are tied to Wayne Enterprises.  Clark runs into Bruce Wayne in the park while a child is being bullied by a group of ruffians.  Clark runs them off and then questions Bruce about the deaths.  Bruce goes about his business wondering how this mysterious reporter was able to find him so easily.

The story then cuts to metropolis where Catwoman is getting ready to off another one of Bruce’s employees.  She is rudely interrupted by Batman crashing through a very large window.  Batman quickly realizes that something is different about Catwoman, and during his confrontation with her, Superman shows up.  Since this is their first meeting Batman was a bit over confident at first but quickly realizes Superman is well beyond his own skill.  

The end shows a very interesting scene where the villain of the series shows it’s face.  The ending of the comic is a bit confusing. Superman is teleported to Smallville, Batman has changed outfits and knows Superman is Clark Kent, and Clark’s dad shows up.  Yeah, things get weird quick in #1, and  I am not even going to try to make sense of it, However,  I am sure all will be made clear in the next couple of issues. 


This is an awesome introduction to a new Superman/Batman series.  The art work is amazing, and the story flows well up until the last few pages which starts with the random appearance of Catwoman in Metropolis.  That is where things went sideways in regards to the story, and the mysteries at the end are a bit under played.  The randomness of it all took what was turning out to be an amazing start to an amazing story and made it feel a bit forced.  A little back story into how Catwoman arrived in Metropolis would be nice, but maybe the writers felt this would give too much away?  If you have read any of my other reviews you know I have some strong opinions about writers becoming too mysterious with their work.  Anyways,  I have hope for the  next issues, and I am eager to see how it fills in some of the blanks on this new villain, including the purpose of the schemes she is currently putting into play.

 5. Uncanny X-Men #7

 The Story

At this point of the Uncanny X-Men series Cyclop's crew has been teleported in to Limbo where Magik is in an all out war against the resident demon Dormammu for control of the domain.    During the battle the new X-Men Cyclops has recruited doing their best not to lose their wits.  Right as everything is falling apart Magik consumes all of Limbo within herself, and amidst the fight she realizes that she is just as broken as the rest of X-Men.  She seeks answers with Dr. Strange as to why she and the others in her team are having great difficulties using their powers.  Dr Strange agrees to help her after hearing the story, and I am SO ready for the next issue.


This was an excellent end to the Limbo fight between Magik and Dormammu, and the inclusion of Dr. Strange is also an interesting turn of events that will hopefully explain why their powers are so weak compared to what they used to be.  Considering Magik's current loyalties to Cyclops and Magneto, it is easy to assume she is going to focus her energy on figuring out how to fix their powers.

Aside from the kid who pops out gold balls everywhere, the new class of X-Men, Cyclops recruited proving to be a good continuation of the X-Men universe.  Some of the weaker characters will probably not stay around, but I am ready to start seeing spin offs comic series once they grow up a bit and receive the training they need.

Final Thoughts

I hope you enjoyed my over view and opinions on what I considered my top 5 issues from last week.  Tomorrow brings with it another 5 comics for me to review.  Here is what I expect my top 5 will be for next week's post:

  1. Deadpool Kills Deadpool #1
  2. Guardians of the Galaxy: Future Avengers #1
  3. Avengers A.I #1
  4. Earth 2 #14
  5. Legends of the Dark Knight #10


Friday, June 7, 2013

Saint Chaos: Review

Nitty Gritty:
Writer            -   Noah Dorsey
Artist             -   Zsombor Huszka
Mile High Comics  (click to preorder)

The Story (Major Spoilers):
Saint Chaos is a very dark and gritty story that tells the story of a man named Simon Monroe who is at the end of his rope.  After losing his mother to a routine robbery, losing his job to the guy who had an affair with his wife, and the suicide of his cat (aptly named Cat), Simon was looking for a way to kill himself.  Sadly, he did not have enough courage to take his own life so he decided to try an old urban legend in his city to get the job done.

The legend states if a person leaves a dozen white roses in a trashcan at the park the spirit of a boy who accidentally killed himself there would come and kill the person who left the roses.  This worked very well, and Simon is met with a man who is only known at this point as Honeycomb.

Honeycomb is a madman who fulfills the wishes of those who no longer want to live, and relishes in the torture of those he takes into captivity.  I will not go into Honeycomb's background, but I will say the idea behind Honeycomb is awesome.  He has a primary theme in which his name came about which ties in with the darkness Saint Chaos is loaded with.

After some conversation, the madman decides to kill Simon in 4 days, on his birthday.  Simon awakes on a park bench a bit disappointed that he is still among the living, and as he is getting his bearings, Simon sees a girl leaving a note in the same trash can in which he left his own death wish.  He takes the note and over hears a boy being ridiculed by a truck full of racist rednecks who are getting ready to sexually abuse a young black boy.  Saint helps the boy out of the jam, and proceeds to also help the girl who left the note.  The two people he helps both have a lot of substance to them, and I am not going to spoil the fun of either incident. However, I will say that the brutality described in both experiences embraces some harsh realities that many "normal" people never experience.  This is probably one of the most interesting concepts of Saint Chaos in that it takes the extreme situations people find themselves in and makes it real to the reader.

After helping both of these people Saint decides to use the last 4 days of his life to help those that share similar pains as his own.  He leaves a note with the girl he helped to spread the word that Saint Chaos is offering help for the next 3 days.

Thoughts and Critiques:

The first thing that caught my eye about Saint Chaos is the dark and disturbing artwork.  Huszka did a fantastic job of matching the environment to the story, and the grittiness of the world also makes the events believable.  In an industry that is shrouded by men and women in capes that shoot lasers out of their eyes, it is nice to see a comic that hits closer to home.

The primary enemy of Saint Chaos at this point seems to be life itself, and the people involved are either needing a drastic change or out of the game altogether.  I am excited to see where the story leads, and at this point I really want to see more of Honeycomb.  His character is very interesting in the fact that he is currently an instrument of chaos set to rid the world of those who find themselves lost and without hope.  The only complaint I have about his character is that his bubble text is a bit rough to read.  Aside from that, his dialogue was brilliant and the craziness of his character almost has a hint of innocence about it even though his primary hobby is to brutally torture people to death.

The only concerns I have with Saint Chaos at this point is that the continued violence in the situations Simon finds himself him will get worse and worse.  The events of #1 set the stage for a very dark story, and I hope the story does not get over shadowed by attempts to one up the previous issue.  However, the story is in very capable hands, and my concern stems from other stories in the past that tried to save a failing story by over compensating with shock value.

Final Thoughts and PreOrder Information:

Being a fan of both Dorsey and Huszka I am very excited for this title.  Issue #1 will be out at the end of this month through Mile High Comics and you can preorder here.  I highly suggest subscribing to this comic.  The story alone has me excited for the next issue, and the artwork is icing on the cake.

The Breakdown:
Artwork:         4.5 out of 5
Story:             4.5 out of 5
Cover Art:      4 out of 5
Cost:                  $3.99

Sunday, May 26, 2013

East of West Review

Nitty Gritty:
Writer       -  Jonathan Hickman
Artist        -   Nick Dragotta

The Story (Major Spoilers):

"This is the world. It's not the one we were supposed to have, but it's the one we made."

East of West is a Sci-Fi western that takes place in an alternate America that was nearly wiped out by a massive meteor that crashed in the heart of the midwest.   The story begins with 3 of the 4 horsemen of the apocalypse returning to initiate the end of the world.  Surprised at the 4th horseman's absence, they vow to kill him before they begin their ultimate goal.

Background and History:

There are 3 prophets who each come from different areas of the country that is now called The Seven Nations of America.  First, is Elijah Longstreet who fought in the civil war before turning into a devout Christian and taking the name Prophet Longstreet.  The second is Red Cloud who was crowned Chief of Chiefs and united many of the Indian races under one banner known as The Endless Indian Nation.  The third prophet does not appear until 50 years after the formation of The Seven Nations.

The Seven nations came into existence due to the meteor I mentioned earlier.  After this cataclysmic event, the country was reformed, and the 7 key territories met and signed a peace treaty at the meteor's point of impact known as Armistice.  One of the new territories is called New Shanghai, and this is where the final prophet shows himself 50 years later.  His name is Mao Zedong, and on his deathbed he writes his own prophetic message just like Longstreet and Red Cloud before him.  With all 3 prophecies now written they form a complete prophecy called "The Message."  This message, in turn, brings about the end times, and is the key that triggers the return of the horsemen.

Death, Hell, and the Grave:

Death is the main character in the story, and he is accompanied by Crow, and The Wolf who are labelled as "the unclean." 

From left to right: Crow, dead guys, Death, dead guys, and Wolf

They are also Death's partners in crime as he seeks to find those that have betrayed him, and who took what he is seeking. The item Death seeks is called The Chalice, and little information is given as to what it is or what it does. The bartender from the above picture was hired to rid the world of Death by those who also (i would imagine) wanted the chalice. He gives Death some information on who hired him many years ago, and surprisingly spares his life.  Death's mission is now clear, and he has a list of names of those who were connected to his past that he intends to put an end to.

The 3 Other Horsemen

War, Conquest, and Famine are the other 3 horsemen who seek to put an end to the world.  They have only recently been reborn, and at this time they look and behave like children.  There seems to be a transitioning phase where they "grow up" into the monsters they have always been.  However, they waste no time in killing everything and everyone that crosses their path. 

Awe harbingers of death and cute.
War, Conquest, and Famine play a pivotal role in East of West, and their ambitions are tied directly to the Message so it would seem they are divine instruments of death to bring about the end times.


When I first heard about East of West I was a bit hesitant.  I had no plans on reading this comic until a friend of mine mentioned it to me in passing.  Now that I have had the chance to read the first couple of issues I am very happy with how the story is progressing, and seeing how well Death is being portrayed is icing on the cake.  

At this point I definitely have a lot of questions regarding the background since the people Death has on his list to kill are never really introduced.  I imagine this is one of those cases where the mystery will eventually come to a head and everything will be made clear, but at the same time having some information would have been nice.  However, this issue is also the biggest draw for this comic as well.  The mystery behind every aspect of this story makes it almost unbearable to wait for the next issue.  Well played Mr. Hickman, I hate you, but well played nonetheless.

The artwork in East of West is top notch.  From the main characters, to the environments, and even the mode of transportation death uses all fit perfectly into the broken world the story takes place in.  Dragotta has been one of my favorites for a long time, and I am very glad he is the mastermind behind the look and feel of The Seven Nations.

This scene....omg this scene is so perfect.

In closing, I love this comic.  The story is awesome through 2 issues, and the appeal of death and his comrades are some of the best I've seen in quite some time, and of course the art fits so well that this comic is indeed the total package.  If you like comics and amazing stories do yourself a favor and add East of West to your pull list.

The Breakdown:
Artwork:         5 out of 5
Story:             4.5 out of 5
Cover Art:      out of 5
Cost:             $3.50

Monday, May 13, 2013

A Quick Catch Up

I'm Back!

I have not posted a blog in some time.  Honestly, life has been kicking my ass for the past few months due to multiple reasons, and I have been longing for the opportunity to put some text on screen.  At this point in time, life is finally starting to slow down to the point that I can start blogging on a more consistent basis.  This also means I will have the chance to work on a dedicated site for all the nerdy shizzle I am into.

Since I have not posted anything since February, here is a quick catch up of what I have been into recently along with some thoughts on the mentioned subject matter.

The Games
I am not even sure where to begin since there have been a lot of titles that have come out, or games I have been intending to play yet could not afford at the time of release.  Here is a quick rundown of a few titles I can't put down:

Tomb Raider

Love the new look!

This is one of the examples of games I wanted to play, but I did not have the opportunity to purchase until recently.  I have completed about 10 percent of the game so take these opinions at face value.  Tomb Raider is a beautiful manifestation of 15 years worth of work developing a single character.  The atmosphere feels like Tomb Raider, and is executed in such a way that it is one of the best games of the year.

The story of Tomb Raider centers around a historical god-like figure who had supposed magical powers that controlled her people as well as nature.  Laura and her crew of bumbling misfits (and a complete douche of a  senior researcher) end up off the coast of an island said to be the home of this divine queen.  During their voyage, their ship is cut in half from the looks of the cutscenes.  I am not sure how this is even possible unless the captain was suicidal or the coral reef of this island is made of refined platinum, but I digress.

At this point the crew is super fucked, and Laura gets knocked out by some unknown person while crawling her way towards the other crew members.  She wakes up and finds herself in a tomb of sorts (yes a tomb, not sure what else you'd expect) and the survival begins.  I really shouldn't say survival.  From the start you can tell that she has sinned against god in some way shape or form because everything is against her.  For example, after the introduction Laura finds herself hanging upside down in a water logged cave of sorts with a cocoon looking thing hanging beside her.  She swings side to side to get the cocoon thing to catch on fire to set the wooden bar above her on fire so she can in turn, you guessed it, set herself on fire in hopes of escape.  This happens, she falls, and what is at the bottom? A frigging metal rod that goes through at least 1 major organ from the looks of it.  I am not doctor, but I know that if that happened to me I would be super dead.

Sittin here with my thoughts.

At this point in the game I am wowed by how graphic the title is, and all I can say is about damn time.  I have been wanting a gritty redux of this series and my prayers have been answered.  I am not going to go much into the specifics of game play since I have seen so little of it, but what I have played so far it is fun.

I highly recommend this title to anyone who is a fan of adventure games.  The graphics are amazing, and the game handles well.  I normally detest bows and arrows in any game, but the bow in Tomb Raider has me wreaking havoc to anything that crosses my path.

Bioshock: Infinite

First off, let me say that I was never a big fan of Bioshock 1 or 2.  They were a cool concept, but they did not hold my attention span.    Infinite completely changed my perspective of the Bioshock series, and this will probably be my choice for FPS game of the year (if not THE game of the year).

The level design is amazing, the magical abilities have an immense amount of uses and are awesome to watch every time they are performed (murder of crows is by far my favorite), and Elizabeth is one of the best NPC companions since Alyx Vance (Half-Life 2). She assists you (Booker Dewitt) throughout the entire game by giving supplies when they are needed, and money when she finds it.

There is also a melee weapon that allows Booker to travel on the rails that are throughout Columbia.  This weapon is also used to perform special melee moves with a weakened enemy. The moves are very graphic, and had me cringing several times when a new one was introduced.  One of my favorite moves was to crash down on an enemy from the sky rails. I seriously giggles the first few times I did it.

Beat some quantum sense into me Liz!

I seriously loved everything about this game.  The story was top notch, and engrossing enough to go through again to see what I missed the time around, and the ending...omg..the ending made me want more.  The only adjustment I would have made is with the length of the game, and some of the back story of the prophet.  There is such a thing as too much mystery, and Bioshock Infinite danced that line quite often.  As for the length, I beat the game in about 9 hours on normal difficulty which is about standard for many shooters these days.

Notable Mentions:
Far Cry 3 - Good, but ridiculously repetitive.
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon - Good, funny, cheap, but still overly repetitive.
StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm - It's still StarCraft, I still suck at StarCraft, Kerrigan is still hot
Star Trek the Game - Don't even bother. This game is a broken and stupid disappointment.

The Comics
Instead of doing a review of every comic I am currently reading I am going to hit the high points,

All New X-Men/Uncanny X-Men
I am loving All New X-Men and the Uncanny X-Men tie in.  The story gets better every issue, and the new wave of mutant kids makes the future of this series look very bright.  The only one I don't get is the kid who farts out the giant gold balls.  He feels like the ensign from the Star Trek series; a filler character that will probably die so a more important character can live. A part of me is still hoping they get around to describing the purpose of his powers aside from the comic relief act he currently plays.

Age of Ultron
Age of Ultron is fantastic, and seeing Luke Cage again brought back a lot of nostalgia for me. The picture of Captain America below is what sealed this series for me.  I've never seen the Cap so broken, and this desperate frame sets the mood for the entire series.  It is seriously the end of the world, and I am looking forward to seeing how this series ends.

These colors don't pout Cap!

Deadpool: Killustrated

Everyone's favorite Merc with a mouth went on a killing spree to end all of mutant kind, and found that he not only needed to kill all the superheroes/villains, but also the stories that inspired them to be heroes/villains in the first place.  This 4 part series is a continuation of Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe, and it is very well done.

I liked DP Kills the Marvel Universe up until like the last 2 pages so I was a bit nervous as to how this series would end. However, after finishing the final issue my nerves are at ease.  It was an amazing finale, and Sherlock Holmes's part was very well done.  Now I must wait for the next series called Deadpool Kills Deadpool to see if there is any finality to DP's rampage.

That is all I will write about in length for now, but here are some other notable mentions:

Young Avengers-  Decent, but a slow starter. Still reading it because of Loki.
Harbinger Wars - Meh
Nova - Excited for this one to pick up.
Guardians of the Galaxy - Awesome, and once a few more issues are out I will do an indepth review,
Secret Avengers - Could be so much better, story is a bit lame so far, but I am giving it a chance
Alpha:Big Time - It's not terrible, but I could do with less teenage angst and retarded relationship drama

The Tech

Anyone who follows me on Twitter knows that I am a computer nerd.  I love building computers and making them purr like the lions at the San Diego zoo.  Recently I have made a couple of upgrades.  The first is a CM Storm Quickfire mechanical gaming keyboard.  I love mechanical keyboards, and this one was a bit pricey, but I am thoroughly impressed with the design and layout of this keyboard.  It has a function that disables the Windows Start button, full media controls, and multiple light combinations.  It also makes the old school clicky noises like the old school keyboards I grew up on (hence the mechanical in the name).  The only real issue I have had is getting used to typing at long ends.  I understand that going from a modern keyboard back to a mechanical will take some time so I see this as only a temporary issue.

Here is a pic for your viewing pleasure:

The other addition I made is an 8 core AMD processor.  I had been wanting to get one to beef up my machine a bit, and I finally broke down and bought one.  The old processor was a generation behind, and it was the last bottleneck for my next generation build.  

Final Thoughts
This post is starting to get long so it is time to end it.  I thank you very much for spending some time with me, and  I hope to be much more active with this blog in the future.  If you have any feedback, questions, comments, or just want to say hi feel free to drop me a comment here or on my Twitter page (@DJExp314), Toodles!