What Am I Reading? 6 of 6

The following post is the sixth of six revolving around what I am reading (mostly comics) in 2014. Every post will cover two months, and therefore this one will cover November and December. Do note that this bimonthly post might be discontinued after 2014.

As for books, I’m focusing on Netherland (pictured above), as for comics? Currently I’m trying to catch up on Scott Snyder’s Batman-run. I’m enjoying what I’m reading, but with UCPH I’m having a tough time catching up.

During November I’ve read parts of Perks of Being a Wallflower, and so far I am loving it.

In December I probably won’t read many books out of want, but rather out of need – i.e. a lot of exams in December (and January).

 

What Am I Reading? 5 of 6

The following post is the fifth of six revolving around what I am reading (mostly comics) in 2014. Every post will cover two months, and therefore this one will cover September and October.

So, my third semester at the University of Copenhagen has begun – and that means most of my reading is study based. As you should be able to see, the top picture for this post is the cover of The Great Gatsby – that’s because it’s part of my curriculum. That will take up a substantial amount of time this semester. What’s being read early on in this semester has primarily been LeRoy Ashby’s With Amusement For All – which is about US Popular culture in the 19th and 20th century. I’m enjoying it. Sadly, that leaves little room for comics. However…

With the movie having already been green-lit, I’m trying to catch up on Dr. Stephen Strange – much like I did with the Guardians of the Galaxy when it was announced a very, very long time ago. So far, I’m liking what I’m reading – and there’s a lot of potential here. As for now, though, I’m not ready to dive into origin reviews and such.

The year’s almost over, if you know of any comic and/or a literary work I simply HAVE to read – Please do leave a comment.

What Am I Reading? 4 of 6

The following post is the fourth of six revolving around what I am reading (mostly comics) in 2014. Every post will cover two months, and therefore this one will cover July and August.

So, I recently had a tough time reading more comics – I fear that maybe I’ve stalled completely because of my very fast pace reading and buying comics on comixology. With that being said, I am absolutely certain that my main focus, if I return to comics soon, will be Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy and the event ‘Original Sin’, the latter of which I have begun, but I am not caught up completely.


Also, I’ve started reading the Pulitzer-Prize winning ‘American Lion’ by Jon Meacham. It focuses on President Andrew Jackson, a president that is rather interesting – and I feel this will take much of my time in the coming months, as I am on my summer break. Not much else to report today, as I am really just relaxing with the FIFA World Cup.

I will be leaving for a festival soon, might blog about it – but while I am gone, please do recommend comics or books for me to read.

What Am I Reading? 3 of 6

The following post is the third of six revolving around what I am reading (comics) in 2014. Every post will cover two months, and therefore this one will cover May and June – though I’ll comment on a twist of events in April.

So, in the months of March and April I basically decided to stay clear – stay away from comics. Somehow it had lost its hold on me, or maybe I was just trying to move back in University-mode. Though, something incredible happened in April – as I started using Comixology a lot more, and returned into comics in a big way!

I decided to read up on Scott Snyder’s run on Batman (New 52), and I’ve got to tell you – it’s absolutely amazing. As of the end of April I believe Comixology has 30 issues up, and I’ve managed to read every single one. The opening arc is very interesting as we dive into uncharted waters with a court of incredible origin, this sets up a disgruntled Bat who must then come across an old friend in need of… Let’s call it a scary form of ‘romance’, bromance or whatever. Read it and you’ll know what I’m talking about. I’d say the first 20 issues are possibly the best comics I’ve ever read, plotwise, but I must admit my interest sort of failed as Edward Nygma was introduced in the Zero-Year arc. I really don’t have any interest in this current arc, and that’s really scary for me.

Then it hit me, I hadn’t read Marvel for a while – and that’s where my roots are at. I decided to go into something easy to go through, and that became Hickman’s run on Avengers and the New Avengers. This peaked my interest, especially the latter run, and inspired me to update my Guardians of the Galaxy-issues and try to go through the Infinity-Event from the angle of the event books, the Avengers, the New Avengers and the Guardians. I’ve yet to do this completely, and therefore I predict that’s what I’ll be doing in the coming months.

In addition to the Infinity-storyline I also really want to read up on ‘Superior Spider-Man’, its premise is really interesting and out there – and that really gets me. I feel repowered in my search for a comic book home. Thank God for Comixology, DC and Marvel.

– I’m Jeffrey Rex.

What am I reading? 1 of 6

The following post is the first of six revolving around what I am reading (comics) in 2014. Every post will cover two months, and therefore this one will cover January and February.

My ‘Getting Back Into Comics’-post received good feedback. I was adviced to return to my Spider-Man roots, as well as to dive deeper into the world of Gotham. I’d say that I followed both advices somewhat. You know I am still in the process of reading the Guardians of the Galaxy, but I have yet to pick up the latest issues of it, therefore I will not go in-depth with that series in this post. So, Drax & Co. will have to wait for now. However, I did get to pick up some Marvel comics.

Yes, Carnage. I opened my former post with a picture of the said villain, and though I did not get to read more about Carnage in a traditional setting, I am now happily returning to Carnage – this time as the sole villain in this series. To be completely honest, I have not gotten around to reading this in January, but it will be read during the month of February, as I try to, not only return to comics, but to return to Marvel fully.

Owls, Owls, Owls.

Moving on now to something that blew me away. The New 52 was really interesting to me, it would allow me to get re-familiarized with some of the great heroes and villains of the DC-universe. I believe Scott Snyder is doing this Batman-run, and it really is amazingly entertaining for me. The opening issue has an ominous feel to it, and it just fits so well into my current mood and, of course, to the universe itself. Every cliffhanger I’ve read has been of the highest quality, and I can honestly say that without overestimating its level of writing. This series alone has me excited for DC Comics as a whole.

I’d love to go further into the story of the New 52 Batman, but I will not be spoiling anything in this post. Perhaps I will have a spoiler-filled review of Batman sooner, not 100% yet, though.

What have you been reading? Sound off in the comments, have any sort of opinion on the series’ I’ve mentioned, please give your opinion in the comments-section.

– I’m Jeffrey Rex