Picked up Civil War: Captain America on a whim yesterday. Enjoyable as previous volumes if perhaps not working as well as a trade, suffers from being hampered by the ongoing Civil War story. Marvel really need to get their act together with the Brubaker Cap trades though. They are not numbered or follow a common subtitle so it is difficult to know what order they go in and when they are out. This is the 5th volume of the run, but you'll find no indication of this in the actual book.
But anyway, good stuff. Captain America remains easily the best book Marvel are putting out currently. Continues to feel modern while still having that old 'fun' Marvel vibe.
Flicked through Essential Iron Fist and Power-Man in FP today. Oh, I was tempted, the cheese wafting off it was strong. I resisted by virtue of not having any spare cash currently but I know that one day, far in the future, it shall be procured for it has this mind-blowing issue.
Yes indeed. I have fond memories of early Alpha Flight from when it was the back-up strip in Secret Wars UK. I am unable to see past the sheen of nostalgia! The Master Of All The World still puts the shits up me, just like when I was 6!
In other collected edition related news my long sort Birth of the Hobgoblin trade showed yesterday. Several of the issues were in the first batches of comics my Dad brought us home from work (I'll recount the Philip's comic story later) but I'd never got to the end of the story.
This is good stuff especially compared to recent SM offerings. Shame some of the material is a little edited. Will sit nicely beside the Birth of Venom volume
I'm looking forward to it. I'd only said above I was going to buy some and lo and behold this pops up. Interestingly the FF Volumes have shipped from Play but the EASM hadn't. So that got cancelled. So instead of one volume for £8.49 that's 5 for £22
There's 3 more FF volumes out (1 forthcoming), 3 more ASM volumes, 3 Spectacular SM volumes, 2 Marvel Team Up (1 forthcoming) and 2 Marvel Two In One I'd lilke - 13 out and 3 forthcoming. Eek.
"I used to think it was a terrible thing that life was so unfair. Then I thought, 'what if life were fair, and all of the terrible things that happen to us came because we really deserved them?' Now I take great comfort in the general unfairness and hostility of the universe." — Marcus Cole, Babylon 5 — A Late Delivery from Avalon
Phil, do you have of the Essential Iron Fist and/or Power Man releases? I haven't read any of it yet, but I ordered Iron Fist volume 1 when it suddenly occured to me that it was Claremont and Bryne pre Uncanny ie when they were good.
I've read a crazy amount of Claremont stuff recently, finally got around to reading the Uncanny Omnibus, New Mutants Classic volume 2, all of Excalibur Classic released so far. I'm even finding New Excalibur surprisingly enjoyable.
A large pile of trades showed up while we were in London last week. At present working my way through Essential Avengers V6 (which renders my Celestial Madonna TPB redundant) with WWH, Avengers Darker than Scarlet and Thor Simonson 5 to go.