They seem to be a very popular topic at the moment. (Twishite, True Blood, my house mate re watching all of the Angel series: Oh my sweet prince!) So I was not surprised to see them raising their ugly heads in the comic books I read. It's either very bad timing or Marvel know how to make their money. Sadly, I'm going with the later. (But hey, if it makes money then who am I to judge. I'm living of student loans~) ;D
X-men Second coming has almost finished. (The timing with the series has been a little weak. It's not yet finished and they've already rolled out X-men #1 which means I may as not well read Hellbound #3 or the ending or Second Coming...but we all know I will. *eyeroll*)
What makes me laugh is that I got 10 pages or so into 'The Death of Dracula' and I've not picked it back up. There really was no point picking it up as all of my questions where answered in X-men #1. It was actually written quite well (Victor Gischler) and I'm, actually looking forward to seeing how this plays out. I've read that the vampire story is only going to cover 6 issues and I think it's mostly to introduce Blade. They're addressing what it means to be a mutant (again). Do you need an X-gene to be considered a mutant blah blah blah. (Well lets looks at Warlock...hmm. No.)
Lastly on the X-men front, something else that made me chuckle: Welcome to the latest X-men event, courtesy of the house of Ideas. It's MUTANTS vs VAMPIRES and we're pulling out all the stops with this one.
Really. Really? We've had vampires before in Marvel. Hell, I got bored last year and wrote a whole terrible story line with them. They're popular at the moment. I just got done with "Let the right one in"(loved it) so I'm still reeling in alternate vampire stories that don't consist of sparkly testicles. Time will only tell on this one.
Now I just have to wait a week to finish Second Coming. -.- (Though Mike Choi's Hope and manly facial hair where slightly awe inspiring: !mikechoi
One of the best artists Marvel have at the moment (and colourist in the case of Sonia Oback)
Also, slash. Nah. They're cannon. ;D. Just picked up Young Avengers: Children's Crusade and I've been looking forward to it for months. It's 9 part series which FINALLY deals with the idea of Billy (Wiccan) and Tommy (Speed) Being the twin sons of the Scarlet Witch. It's about time this team had a series again. They seemed to have been reserved for the limbo known as crossovers.
It makes me feel slightly pervy though watching two sixteen year old boy's almost make out and then shout at the page when it didn't happen. I was fifteen when they where introduced and they're still roughly the same age now that I'm almost 21. So that's a good five and a half years of cannon homosexual relationship with no on panel kiss. However, 9 issues. ;D I'm going to hell anyway, might as well make it an interesting ride.