is it so Silent because it keeps putting people to sleep? Even the few fights we've seen are non-fight fights. This just doesn't have the action so far I'd expect. Maybe they're lulling us into a false sense of calm and Black Bolt is gonna throw down something big. Maximus is getting on my nerves, he's giving us loonies a bad name.
A change in artist would be a welcome first step ^^
I think that, eventually, this mini will be important in the possible upcoming WW3, since the alliance between the Inhumans, Wakanda and Atlantis should be a key factor in it. However I don't care much for most of those characters (=everyone except Quicksilver) and things develop so slowly
Post by The Night Phantom on Apr 8, 2007 19:33:41 GMT -5
Stuff has been happening, but much of it is standing-around-and-talking stuff. A major development in #3 was the formal break between Pietro and the Inhumans, including specifically Crystal and Luna. I can sympathize with displeasure vis-à-vis “talking heads”; but in my opinion, this was well-written talking heads. (If Bendis had dialogued it, I probably would be right there with Maximus…)
Post by Doctor Bong on Apr 15, 2007 5:13:17 GMT -5
Is Black Bolt's "yell" power sonic in nature, or is is it some kind of more convoluted telekinetic (or such a similar thing...) kind of power...? If the former, then I must say there's someone who could use his very power against him: Dazzler, who has the power to change sound into light in order to use it...
"Whose side you're on?" Quite simple: heroes who actually behave like heroes...
Marvel describe that aspect of his power as a 'quasi-somis scream' He only uses sonics as a delivery system the power of the scream comes from charging of the actual electrons in his environment. So it's not straight sonics, like Banshee.
I gotta say, this one is a goner too. Something has snapped my compulsive drive to buy everything in a series once I start buying a series no matter what.
1. The art just isn't that great 2. The story just isn't exciting 3. I find it so hard to really care about the characters. 4. I can use the money to buy ice-cream 5. I just don't enjoy it and I may be a massochist, but not this much of one.
Post by Doctor Doom on Jun 29, 2007 12:11:08 GMT -5
Worthy of mailing postage due to Doom
Speaking personally I flicked through it. While I can't exactly call myself a fan, there was one aspect I did like- the Sopranos-style ending. I thought that took guts and worked very well to show Black Bolt's downfall. Sadly the art sucked and most of the rest of the issue seemed pretty nonsensical too.
Doom,... I'm not understanding you on this one. You really seem to be trying to find praise for a series you didn't read.
On another thread you speak of critical acclaim the series received,... but we never found any.
Here you talk about just flipping though it and say the ending "worked well" but you really don't have the context to make this statement.
I think if you were to sit and read the whole thing you would have a different opinion. The ending was as nonsensical as the rest of the series. I don't want you to read it through though. You're my friend and I wouldn't do that to a friend
The purpose of ANY storyline should be to add value to the Marvel universe. This story does not do that. It also doesn't fit in the current timeframe. So not only does the story suck, it severs no purpose.
Post by Doctor Doom on Jun 30, 2007 3:34:14 GMT -5
I should note, I keep an eye of most marvel titles. I don't read the X-line but I have a rough idea what's happening overall. Outside the x-line, I don't read a few avengers books or sensational spidey, or ANY Ultimate book, but I have a good idea of what's happening in each one.
So I had context enough to flip through the last issue, and I don't think any MORE context could have made a daring and cool ending bad. The reality is that the art sucked and most of what I read had poor dialogue and cliché plot threads... I'm merely commenting that I liked the ENDING
Post by Doctor Doom on Jul 1, 2007 11:49:26 GMT -5
Most of that is positive.
Not to be uber-negative but at this point I'm believing Joe Q could crap on a sheet of paper, fold it in half, put it on a shelf and it would get rave reviews! Oh wait....
Rave reviews... from er.... a website which were almost perfectly evenly divided on whether Civil War was good or not? I like to think CBR is probably the most accurate microcosm for comic fandom in general with some websites - like this or Alvaros being on the negative side more than the majority of fandom and others being on the positive. CBR is almost a dead split. So no, I honestly don't think that if something truly appaling and godawful came out, it would get the type of reception seen in this thread on Silent War.