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    I just finished The Phalanx Covenant. Some parts, mainly the X-Men and Uncanny X-Men parts, were pretty good and entertaining (much better than I remembered from way back) - while others (especially anything involving Douglock) dragged on and on with nothing noteworthy really happening. It's as if the writers couldn't agree on a coherent pace for the storyline, which was a shame. And the arc lacked a difinitive "boss battle" and closure.

    I overall liked the idea, but the execution could have been a lot better.

    Now onwards to Legion Quest, which I have higher hopes for.

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    Still on the War of the Realms omnibus. I have read the event series, the Thor issues included here and some of the other tie-ins. The Punisher mini was cool, for example. That being said, I think I'm through about one-third of the omnibus and while there may be some tie-ins that are cool, I just cannot see myself slogging through another 1,000 pages of tie-ins. I think I will leave it and finish up Aaron's Thor run with the King Thor mini. If they had released an OHC with just the event and the Thor issues (or maybe combined with Thor OHC 4, it would have been perfectly fine.

    I had the same issue with the Infinity Gauntlet Omnibus. The build-up was very cool with Silver Surfer and Thanos Quest, but after the miniseries concluded, the rest just wasn't as engaging anymore. All in all glad I read the event mini but not a fan of event omnis. I'll try one of those DC event omnis soon to see if they map them out better. But there may actually be no good way to do this. Having tie-ins placed after the main event makes them potentially less interesting because they don't contribute to the culmination of theevent. On the other hand, placing all tie-ins in between single event issues may completely kill the momentum...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxy View Post
    Still on the War of the Realms omnibus. I have read the event series, the Thor issues included here and some of the other tie-ins. The Punisher mini was cool, for example. That being said, I think I'm through about one-third of the omnibus and while there may be some tie-ins that are cool, I just cannot see myself slogging through another 1,000 pages of tie-ins. I think I will leave it and finish up Aaron's Thor run with the King Thor mini. If they had released an OHC with just the event and the Thor issues (or maybe combined with Thor OHC 4, it would have been perfectly fine.

    I had the same issue with the Infinity Gauntlet Omnibus. The build-up was very cool with Silver Surfer and Thanos Quest, but after the miniseries concluded, the rest just wasn't as engaging anymore. All in all glad I read the event mini but not a fan of event omnis. I'll try one of those DC event omnis soon to see if they map them out better. But there may actually be no good way to do this. Having tie-ins placed after the main event makes them potentially less interesting because they don't contribute to the culmination of theevent. On the other hand, placing all tie-ins in between single event issues may completely kill the momentum...
    The WotR Omnibus is waiting for me. I'll probably get to it in a month or so if not sooner.

    I read events placing all tie-ins in between. That's how I read Acts of Vengeance (both Omnis), Infinity Gauntlet, Shadowland, WWH, AvX, Spider-Verse, Civil War II, Secret Empire, amongst others. I agree, this kills the momentum, but it's how I prefer it. I suppose it does keep me interested in the "lesser" tie-ins. One thing I may start doing is once I'm done with reading everything is to read the event itself once again afterwards.

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    Started on the first Thor by Jurgens Omnibus.

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    Working my way through Byrne’s WONDER WOMAN. Enjoyable.

    Next up will be Weird Western Jonah Hex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bretmaverick2 View Post
    Working my way through Byrne’s WONDER WOMAN. Enjoyable.

    Next up will be Weird Western Jonah Hex.
    I wasn't that big on his WW run. I've only read it once though, so I should really see if it reads better second time around, especially as I've read a bit more WW in general since.
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    Finally getting a chance to read the full Infinity Guantlet Omnibus. Once I finish that I will have the greatest reading experience through January when all my mutant books are ordered and arrive - starting with Uncanny X Men 2, Excalibur, Uncanny X Men 3, New Mutants, X-Men Claremont Lee 1. It's like Christmas for months!

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    New Gods by Jack Kirby. I love the bombasticity of it. .

    After that, Nick Fury Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. by Steranko.

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    John Ostrander's Suicide Squad Vol. 1. Pretty good stuff, and holds up pretty well so far, I think.

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    Doomsday Clock. It's more formally interesting than fun/good, but it's certainly keeping my attention. After that's done, I'll read ASM v9 (Sins Rising), then move back to one of my bigger projects (Aaron's Thor, Fraction's Iron Man, or Dini's Batman).
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    Quote Originally Posted by csmith25 View Post
    John Ostrander's Suicide Squad Vol. 1. Pretty good stuff, and holds up pretty well so far, I think.
    Best version ever of Suicide Squad.

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    Just finished reading the first Brubaker Cap omni. Thoroughly enjoyed it. There were a couple of scenes in there that had my eyes watering. I couldn’t help but compare and contrast it to the Death and Return of Superman omnibus. One felt like it was completely manufactured and bloated while the other was organic and paid off extremely well. I am a huge Superman fan and I wasn’t a Cap fan. This omnibus has given me a new respect for the character. A thoroughly decent man and real patriot which gave the book even more meaning when you look at real life and how our politicians are so lacking in these traits. I can’t wait to read the rest of Brubaker’s run. I’ll go back to Waid’s run as well and hopefully Gruenwald gets an omni because I need more Cap after this.

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    Reading Punisher by Greg Rucka

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nab432 View Post
    Just finished reading the first Brubaker Cap omni. Thoroughly enjoyed it. There were a couple of scenes in there that had my eyes watering. I couldn’t help but compare and contrast it to the Death and Return of Superman omnibus. One felt like it was completely manufactured and bloated while the other was organic and paid off extremely well. I am a huge Superman fan and I wasn’t a Cap fan. This omnibus has given me a new respect for the character. A thoroughly decent man and real patriot which gave the book even more meaning when you look at real life and how our politicians are so lacking in these traits. I can’t wait to read the rest of Brubaker’s run. I’ll go back to Waid’s run as well and hopefully Gruenwald gets an omni because I need more Cap after this.
    I don't think anything ever gave me the same feelings as Brubaker's Cap, and that was only good until the end of the "Death of" era. I've skipped the 2 Bucky trades (Cap Lives omnibus I think?) and read Reborn, which was fun (but it was lik 7-8 years ago and a lot has changed in my taste since).
    The stories after that were just "further adventures of" and I didn't care for them.

    Tried the first Waid epic and dropped it after like 3 or 4 issues. Hated the art and didn't care for the story.
    Never tried Gruenwald's, it's long and I barely read superheroes anymore, especially older stuff, but I remember really liking his Squadron Supreme (I still have the first ed omnibus). so if I have hopes for anyone writing something that still golds up, it's him.
    I quite enjoyed what I've read of the Stern run, but obviously it's bronze ages comics so very different than Brubaker's. But if you like bronze age Marvel, Stern is usually a good choice.

    As for modern runs, Remender's was a bit too wacky especially compared to the more grounded Brubaker take. Read the first 5 or so issues of the Coates run, it's solid, well told, flows well, but it's just the usual cyclical superhero bs all over again. (somebody has a secret plan to destroy Cap, who could that be? Oh is it maybe the Red skull? ) So I've dropped it.

    Btw I didn't write this to discourage you, just to say, I think Brubaker is probably the definitive writer on Cap (or regarded as that by many).

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    I have never read Cap
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