Saturday, February 02, 2008
Random Thoughts and Musings: The "Y" Edition
I was very happy that the rumored "this whole thing has been a Dallas style dream" was not correct in form or function. That would have been a downer to say the least. The flashbacks and the "full circle" feel of this issue made me feel like I had completed the journey.... but it also left a few windows open for specials and spin-offs. That was a nice touch.
The most surprising thing for me was the Hero-Beth connection. It was a bit unexpected, but it was also a warm fuzzy. Seeing many of the characters and learning their fates really sealed the deal. Now if I can just sit down and read it from start to finish in the next week or so. That will feel like a treat. Thanks to Vaughan, Guerra, Marzan Jr., and the rest for a brilliant ride.
As many of you know, I have been reading Witchblade since issue one. There have been some great stuff and there has been some real crap, but since the First Born storyline, I have felt an injection of sincerity and reality in relation to this series that had not been present before. Sara's newfound motherhood and Danni's growing awareness of herself have made this a book I really enjoy reading. Yes, it surprises me too.
Dude, Bucky's Cap now! Heh. After being completely spoiled by every dang website and newspaper in the country, I took no joy in the recent issue. But whoa, he has a gun, right? Nah. Readers who have been in on this since issue one knew that Bucky was the badass right? I want the old shirt back. Buzzkill.
I was a bit disappointed with the way the limited Black Adam series ended. Tomorrow or the next day I will give it a new read. The issue does dovetail into Countdown, so continuity is fixed for about two minutes.
I got too tired to read the rest of my stack. Working out three to four hours a day exhausts me and I have to go to bed early like the old broad I am. The good news is that I feel strong and aware physically. The bad news is that I don't get my comics read in a very coherent state because I am so tired. Oh well. Only nine more weeks of this and then I will take a week off and change my routine completely. I really want to wear tanks and shorts all summer without any embarrassment.
Tomorrow is the Super Bowl and I have no clear favorite. After the Seahawks got taken out, I felt partial to the Green Bay team, but with their presence not requested, I don't have any real loyalty to either the Giants or the Patriots. That being said, I will focus on hoping to see a good game and check out the new commercials, including the Iron Man trailer. Groovy.
Have a wonderful day! I am off to do my second workout of the day, which includes working my legs until they barely work. Nice.