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973) The Gunslinger by Stephen King (Book 1 of 7 of The Dark Tower Series)

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Things have advanced technology wise. The world has moved on, you can say and I am revisiting The Dark Tower. I remember when I first started reading The Gunslinger. It was 18th of December 2003 at midnight. I was listening to Radio and reading this with whatever understanding of English I had. I didn’t know English very well. I just kept reading it even if I don’t understand some of the sentence meanings. After rereading now, I found out that I have missed a lot of things.

This re read has been amazing. I did not have to fall in love with Roland all over again. I was already in love with him and he took me through the start of his journey and I enjoyed it. The first quarter of the book has a dark and perverse theme. Of magic and forbidden things. Talks of demons and supernatural.

The second quarter is about Jake and Roland. How they manage to continue the travel in pursuit of the man in black and the last quarter is when the man in black makes palaver with the gunslinger. Everything just makes so much sense and I will have a good time understanding and reading Roland’s back story in Wizard and Glass.

The only boring parts were Roland’s flashbacks. Although they were interesting, but they were dragging. Apart from that, this book is lovable if you are rereading. For the new readers, just hang in there and read these 300 pages with a bit of a salt. I assure you the awesomeness is going to start in The Drawing Of The Three. Which is up next.

972) Extraordinary X-Men #1 (2015)

A new series start with Lemire as the writer. Starts off pretty well with Storm in charge and a virus thingy going on putting a stop to the mutant kind. So Storm and Iceman are collecting as many X-Men as possible. They got Jean, Colossus and now they got Wolverine. Wait, isn’t he suppose to be dead?

971) Alias #5 (2002)

Jess finds out about the main guy who hired her and she reaches him and he says to sell the tape and let everyone know who Cap America is. She refuses and he threatens her then walks off. Jess gets a call from SHIELD that they had a bug on her and got everything they wanted. Now she just run back. Steve Rogers comes to her flat and Jess gives him back the tape.

I think I am ready for episode 1 of Jessica Jones. I got a feel how her character is.

970) Alias #4 (2002)

Visiting the election campaign stores, Jessica finds the lady who hired her. She threatens her and took an important number from her. It was some lawyer’s number. She is getting close. Then Matt Murdock calls and tells her that she is not an official suspect anymore and the bruises from the dead body suggest she had been strangled by a man with large hands. Just then Jessica gets attacked by a guy with large hands in her car.

969) Alias #3 (2002)

The detective investigates Jess about the murder last night and the investigation goes for long. Matt Murdoch saves her and gives her his attorney number. Jess goes to Carol to find out about the number the woman gave her and it turns out to be a public number for the election.

968) Alias #2 (2001)

The lady that hired Jess got murdered and she was at the crime scene. The police got her and wants to investigate her. Well, she knows a big secret. The secret identity of Captain America.

967) Alias #1 (2001)

Starting a new series also written by Bendis. Just preparing myself for the Jessica Jones series which is released today on the 20th of November 2015. I know the series is going to be awesome and I might just watch an episode a week with reading two issues or more a week too.

In this issue, Jessica is hired by a lady who wants to find her missing sister. Jessica finds her and sees the lady’s sister is living with a man who just came out of the house at 2 am and donned the Captain America suit. And she has it on the tape.

This issue or series rather has a parental warning. It started with the work fuck and there are disturbing themes going on here. Her brief interaction with Luke in this issue sent chills in my body. It is pretty psychological.

966) The Amazing Spider-Man #1 (2015)

A new series start due to the Secret Wars event which I haven’t read. Parker has gone global with Parker Industries. People are comparing him to Tony Stark and all that and he is in a mess. He has a sidekick now.

This was a huge issue and half of it was promoting other Spider Series which are going to start and which I’ll be reading like Spider Gwen, Spider-Woman, Silk and all that. Spidey is going big.

965) All New X-Men #41

This ends the volume of All New X-Men started by Bendis. I quite enjoyed the drama and the storyline. It’s time to say farewell but the Original X-Men are still here. Can’t they just go back to their own era?

Anyway it’s time to say goodbye to X-Men for a week or two. I’m gonna read some more new Marvel stuff.

964) All New X-Men #40

The X-Men had been in space fighting the Black Vortex (I didn’t read that) and they are back. Angel and Laura share a kiss. I just love Laura and how she looks and behaves. Just love her.

Over Utopia SHIELD picks up strange readings and there appears to be a team of mutants ready to attack.