Okay, I have been enjoying this book up until this issue. First, it's #18 (wow, I've stuck with Uncanny for a year and a half, ups and downs). the cover says "Avenge the Earth...#1" I have no idea what this means...another lame marketing ploy by Marvel...whatever.
The first page is all black, with word "boxes"....okay I'm used to this, every issue so far has had a "RECAP" page 1. Page 2....this has NOTHING to do with how the last issue ended...It's the future, and it's Havok, who hasn't been around for the last couple issues (to my recollection).
Page 6.....NOW we get the frickin' RECAP page!?! Two lazy pages, so far.
So it's havok and the Wasp, in some kind of future, battling a Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, and a bearded Magneto.
I'm sorry, I'm just not a Havok fan, except for his AWESOME original costume. I just never could grasp his personality. Is he like his bro Cyclops, but with a chip on his shoulder>>>waitaminute...Cyclops is the one with the chip(s) on his shoulder, right? Havok is just so boring and undefined, IMHO. And apparently he has a (future) daughter. Has she ever been mentioned in Uncanny Avengers yet? What exactly is happening in this issue?
What happened to Thor and Cap from #17?? AGGGGHH. This issue sucks, IMHO.
The last page looks cool.....no spoiler from me here....I hope this somehow makes sense soon.
This seems less like Remender's writing I have enjoyed, and more like the crap Hickman is writing in the other Avengers books. The art is decent.
I liked it okay. I have noticed that the art is getting sketchy again. Maybe Marvel is pushing the artists to crank out more work than they are capable of producing.I had to look several times at some of the panels to know what was even going on. I thought there were some funny lines in that issue. For some odd reason I like The Blob.
At the end of #17, Cap was killed by the Grim Reaper and Thor failed to stop one of the Celestials from destroying the Earth, just about managing to survive himself. Shortly before that, all mutants had been kidnapped and placed on stasis, to be the sole inhabitants of the new world the twins were about to create. Wasp is the last mutant still alive, having been in space when it all happened.
Here we see what's happening x years after #17. Apparently Wasp and Havok got together and are trying to go back in time and save the Earth, whilst Magneto is obviously happy with the mutants-only policy of the twins.
Post by Marvel Boy on Apr 22, 2014 23:09:03 GMT -5
I haven't gotten #18 yet (and the minor spoilers here are okay).
#17 was great though, terrific ending. My only problem is, you have to know that at some point, all of this will be repaired by some form of time travel. The level of threats and magnitude of events are astonishing indeed, but I kinda hate knowing that it isn't 'permanent'.