GIANT-SIZE AVENGERS SPECIAL #1 Written by C.B. CEBULSKI, MATT YOCUM, DANIEL MERLIN GOODBREY, DOUGLAS NOBLE, T. CAMPBELL & SCOTT GRAY Penciled by PAUL NEARY, BRIAN DENHAM, NELSON, DENIS MEDRI & ROGER LANGRIDGE Cover by BRYAN HITCH As the Avengers battle to take down the Serpent Society, the team recalls never-before-told tales of their past! Watch as: Spider-Man tries to integrate into a team and learns a thing or two about history, Luke Cage and Wolverine go toe-to-toe against a terrifying cosmic foe, Henry Peter Gyrich becomes an unlikely hero on an unlikely world, and Jarvis the butler cleans house…after some robot Vikings drop by unexpectedly. On top of all that—it’s the return of the critically-acclaimed Fin Fang Four by Scott Grey and Roger Langridge! That’s 55 pages of all-new comics, PLUS classic reprints from Avengers history! 96 PGS./Rated A …$4.99
Hmm…it’s possible I’ll actually buy this. We’ll see…
Post by spiderwasp on Sept 17, 2007 21:19:13 GMT -5
I'll probably buy this issue but there is one thing that I don't really like even though it's been going on for decades. I hate when they make a book larger by adding reprints. I'm sure it's awesome for new fans who have never read the reprints, but for those of us who either have the original or already have a reprint of it, it just increases the price for nothing. Granted, that's the point. You have a larger book which merits a larger price, but you've had to create nothing new to get it. I love reading the older stories, but I'd prefer to buy my reprints on my own. Besides, with most other forms of reprints, you get some sense of continuity. If I ever wanted to reference back to a story that I only had because it was crammed in the back of an annual or other special edition, I'd never remember where to look. I want books that are either all new or all reprint but not a mixture of the two.
Post by The Night Phantom on Nov 27, 2007 17:16:29 GMT -5
Follow-up: Newsarama has posted an interview with C.B. Cebulski, writer of the Special’s framing tale and of a story pitting Ms. Marvel, the Black Widow, and the Wasp against the founding B.A.D. Girls (the Serpent Society’s Black Mamba, Asp, and Diamondback). The article also announces that the latter story (I think they mean the latter) is penciled by Young Avengers’ Jim Cheung, who is the subject of an interview slated for tomorrow.
Well, I liked the parts with the Wasp, MM, and BW. I just wish the fight scene with the B.A.D. girls was longer. This part reminded me of old Avengers stories, where you get to see them interact in normal day-to-day activities. The other stories were dumb. I also hate filling an expensive comic with reprints that I already own/read. But look at the contrast in quality between the old stuff and the "filler" stories in this annual. Do we really need another Jarvis story?At least try something original. Marvel Annuals used to be some of the best stuff, now they seem to be rip-offs.