Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Blue Train


Continuing the more mellow side of things, here is what I would easily consider my favorite Coltrane song from my favorite Coltrane album.


A new Miskatonic one-shot I'm pretty excited about, complete with another great cover by Jeremy Haun.

The final issue of the "1981" storyline, and one of my favorite covers of the year.

It felt like this fifth issue of the new, ongoing X-Men title took forever to come out, so I guess that means I'm hooked. 

Short week, which is good, as I have to pick up issues 8-10 of Sword, which I started reading a little over a week ago and can't get enough of:

Magneto isn't exactly part of this team, but he's played a fairly big role in the series so far, acting as a sort of Krakoa liaison to the S.W.O.R.D. space station, where Abigail Brand - formerly of Alpha Flight - runs a sort of Galactic Embassy/Outpost/First Response/R&D team that has played an insanely interesting role in the furthering of the new Mutant agenda. The thing I think I'm liking best about this new X-endeavor is just how conniving the leaders of Krakoa and their most trusted personnel are. I've never been a Xavier or Magneto fan, but remove the altruism and set them side-by-side in their thinking - which never was that different to begin with once Charles' ridiculous altruism is removed - and they're extremely likable as puppeteers. And Abigail Brand fits in with them on that all too well, as there are some mighty sneaky maneuvers she's been pulling on behalf of the effort, and they make for extremely interesting reading. This "game of thrones" approach to the X-characters is a far more interesting way to utilize these characters and their decades of pre-existing continuity than the constant battle-friend-battle format that the books have been seized in for about twenty years too long. 


Zombi - Liquid Crystal
Opeth - Deliverance
Emilil Levienaise-Farrouch - Censor OST
Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats - Vol. 1
Raspberry Bulbs - Before the Age of Mirrors
Giant Dog - Pile
Mastodon - Once More 'Round the Sun
Black Prism - Eponymous
Sleep - Dopesmoker

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