As I said earlier, I haven't picked up any comics in over a year. I've been promising myself that I would enter a shop again and pick up whatever caught my eye. I did that today and came out with the following.
X-Men #183 : I've read this through twice. Wasn't sure about the art to begin with, but it grew on me while reading. The story was well paced and had that grandiose storyline I use to associate with the X-Men. It was good to see Diamong Lil. Will definately be putting this on my pull list for the immediate future.
New Avengers #16 : Well I've read it, seen the pictures, put it away and may take another couple of glances before it's off to gather dust. The arts fine, but the concept of the Avengers in any form just doesn't appeal. May pick up issues if and when, but not on the pull list.
Marvel Universe Thingy : Nice write ups on a few characters I'm interested in, plus I know a couple of people who have helped with the profiles so it's like a kind of moral support. On the list.
Wolverine #179 & Wolverine #25 (latest vol)Picked up solely for the AF appearences. The gutting of Northstar was well written imho and I wouldn't mind a copy of his return, unfortunately no copy of that issue in the shop. Shaman and Wolvie in #179 worked well together, but that always seems to be the case when they get together. The way Michael was talking, it would seem that Earthmover (whatever?) is some powerful dude with awesome potential. Just a shame he never seems to have been written that way in subsequent appearences. Wolverine is an infrequent comic for me, gonna stay that way for the foreseeable future.
House of M (TPB) : Wanted a look at what all the fuss was about. Just glanced through it so far, but it looks like it could be a good read.
Nice to be back in the swing of things.