New Avengers web reviews/previews - topic unique Sept 22, 2009 8:35:12 GMT -5
Post by humanbelly on Sept 22, 2009 8:35:12 GMT -5
The Black Knight is part of the recently canceled Captain Britain and MI13. Shame as that book was really quite good. Well except the final storyline. The Britain vs. Dracula thing dragged on entirely too long...
I doubt Bendis has done anything like you guys have guessed. My two thoughts are:
a) he decided that Clint is a mutant because no one has that kind of skill otherwise.
b) Bendis decided that Clint still has some Pym particles in his system and they made him susceptible to this "powers" bomb.
(Have I mentioned how stupid a bomb that stops extranormal abilities on a genetic level sounds to me, anyway? It doesn't affect normal people, right? So then Superman wouldn't be affected because as far as Kryptonians go, he's completely normal. It wouldn't affect Cap because he's simply genetically ideal, not extranormal...a telepathic attack just makes more sense. make people forget how to do things and it doesn't matter what powers they have. Sorry this is just one of those plot devices that bugs me to no end.)
Boy, a) would just figure, because that would then retro-eliminate the FUNDAMENTAL BUILDING BLOCK of what makes Hawkeye such a terrific character. I now come to expect that kind of slash-and-burn approach.
b) is a very sound point, though-- especially considering that Clint had two bouts of size-changing. [Tangential note: you know the current thread where the lack of research into the first Kree/Skrull war was discussed? I believe the same thing happened in the second K/S war, when Hawkeye chose to go as Goliath again--- when, in fact, he had actually LOST his growth powers before they ever went into space for the first one-- and had neglected to let his comrades know. And then he saved the Earth by being a brilliantly improvisational archer. . . ]
And, boy, I COMPLETELY agree with the absurdity and implausibility of a "powers-nullifying" bomb. Just a hopelessly lame plot contrivance worthy of little more than a 1930's kids' movie serial. Seems like something like that is always popping up somewhere (The "genetic lock" bomb that wrecked the Skrulls for several years; Magneto's "mutant dampening field" circa XMEN #150 or so). Again, it's forcing a weak plot point to serve the writer's broader "vision"-- which an editor should never allow to happen. Go back- rework it w/ something that makes sense- & re-submit. That's how it is in the real world.