Honestly, I was really glad for it -- the whole Arrancar/Hueco Mundo arc's been going for half of the time he's been writing it, nearly. Was a nice change in the pace before Ichigo goes and loses another six pints of blood. :/
Also, the battle above Karakura is way more interesting than the Ichigo/Ulquiorra grudge match which is happening for no reason. BUT, the Flashbacks beat the crap out of any and all chapters the series has ever produced. Seriously, the Vizard crew is infinitely more engaging and well balanced than the rest of the cast. Also, over these last 7 or 8 chapters, we've had pretty much 90% of all questions about the series answered. All we need is some Isshin info (unlikely to be part of the 100 year ago occurrences since he retired only 20 years ago) and we'll have everything I was wondering about for 200 chapters.
To be honest, I had no interest in the Vizard crew up until recently. Mainly because they never did anything. It was only when I realised that they were all Captains or Vice Captains that they really piqued my interest.
Ryuuken is obviously far more interesting than Isshin, but he also has a backstory that, apart from the bits with Isshin, isn't exactly a mystery at the moment. We know who would have taught him, that he's lived in Japan all his life like his dad, what his powers were like years ago.
Last comix I bought: 1-800-MICE issues 1 and 2; it's a stange little comic by the saxophone player from a band I saw recently, Soiled Mattress and the Springs. It's a bit mental in places:
Also - Ron Regé Jr.'s Yeast Hoist series is incredible and his art style is both cute and really kinetic and busy with lines and hearts and stuff flying everywhere as a means to display emotions or something. He's in a band as well - Lavender Diamond, they're tweeee.
ALSO - I'm on my way towards owning everything Jeffrey Brown's done which makes me satisfiedddd.
Post by Devo DrakeFox on May 25, 2008 21:23:33 GMT
I've been reading so many Batman comics as of late. I don't really like DC comics, but Batman is pure awesome. Well, I do occasionally read some Superman stuff, but for the most part my comic/graphic novel collection consists of Batman. And also plenty of manga.
One Piece 1-9 Tokyo Babylon 1-7 Kingdom Hearts 1-4 KH: Chain of Memories 1+2 Kingdom Hearts II 1 Visions of Escaflowne 1-8 Fruits Basket 1-18 + Fan Book -Cat- Eerie Queerie 1-4 +Anima 1-7 Aoi House Omnibus 1 Megatokyo 1-5 Surge Udon's Street Fighter 1 Dreamwave's Megaman Star Wars Manga Black + Silver Dominion Dominion Conflict 1: No More Noise
Spider-Man: Maximum Carnage Wolverine: Origin Marvel Mangaverse 1 Marvel Zombies New Avengers/Transformers House Of M
Superman: Emperor Joker Batman: Secrets Batman: The Killing Joke Batman: The Man Who Laughs Batman: Harley & Ivy Batman: Detective Batman: Death & The City Batman: A Death In The Family Batman: Joker's Last Laugh