Apple’s recently released an update to it’s pro-level MacBook Pro putting 6 cores in the processor, increasing the RAM limit to 32GB and 4TB SSD capability.. three things that I’ve been finding for since I migrated my professional workflow to a laptop. There aren’t that many ‘innovative’ changes to the MacBook. But I don’t need that. I just need more of the current awesomeness. I’m at the point where I’m starting to edit 4K video, so the bump up in processor speed, RAM and space is a welcome addition. It looks like I’m going to have to get a loan to buy this top of the line laptop when it’s available this fall.
A very awesome week for my pull list for one specific reason. A surprise Jessica Jones limited series. Marvel said Jess would return soon but I didn’t think it would be this soon! When I saw it in my comixology releases, I got a little nervous. No one’s really successfully written Jessica Jones outside of Brian Michael Bendis, who was currently a DC exclusive writer. So, I was going onto th Kelly Thompson penned first issue with a little hesitation. The issue was AWESOME. Thompson catered the character’s tone perfectly, but with a more progressive tone, not a rip0ff of Bendis’ style. Mattia de Iulis’ are was dope, staying true to the Marvel style, and not making the look more like the Netflix show. It was an extra large issue with two chapters. Now I can’t wait for the next installment.
What else, what else.. I’m finally starting to really like Jason Aaron’s Avengers run, while I’m starting cool on Dan Slott’s Tony Stark: Iron Man. Scott Synder’s Justice League continues to surprise me. Unlike the last volume, this really feels like a big deal with huge consquences. X-Men Red and Gold are showing that the X-Universe really needs a re-org and a reboot. I use to be a huge X-Men fan, but now the whole franchise feels like an afterthought. #ComeOnMarvel! Finally, a new issue of Jonathan Hickman’s East of West drops, which reminds me I’m about 10 issues behind!! With nearly half of my favorite books discontinued, this is the prefect time to start getting caught up on all my Indie titles.