This is one of the series' that I never would've picked up if not for the tie in to the war. I'm not sorry I did.
Before I start the review I want to mention something els about this title. In some othe posts, most recently regardin MA 2 I know I can come off like a real prude. I'm not, trust me. I have always said everything has a place. This series is a good example. Once you know what this series is about you know if you want some good kung-fu T&A, to be crass, this is where you come. You don't get offended by the appearance of these characters because you know what you're getting when you get the issue
Enough ranting this series cover issues 1-3. Like most of the other tie-ins direct attention at a singular aspect of the War. This is no different. This series deals with the fence-sitters of the Civil War. The not quite decided.
Post by Doctor Doom on Apr 27, 2007 15:41:08 GMT -5
On the one hand, I liked this for being among the most unbiased in the war, on the other it never really grabbed me and I had zero interest in following it post war unlike some, e.g. Ms Marvel or Cable/Deadpool.
We comeinto the issue with H4H cominginto a battle scene, so it starts with fighting (It helps with this review if you play Kung-Fu Fighting in your brain while you read ) You get a one panel introduction to the characters to familiarize you with the ones you don't already know. It then is followed by conversation with the leadership of the reg.
Things I liked: Colleen Wing,....whoa,... redheaded beauty kung-fu killer. Humbug, the kinda hero nobody really wants to be, but the kind I'd probably have the luck to be Shang-chi, he's just a baaaaaad man "did I wake up in China this morning" Colleen flirting with Humbug Black Cat, always Villians trying to figure out how they're gonna do their jobs the second wave Orka as a good guy "trust is not an issue"
Things I didn't like: the black fly attack (yuch) "weeding out the kids, the amateurs, and the sociopaths" what does that make cap? "you have my word" whatever "my blade wants to puncture your heart and vomit your blood" What?!?
If you want fighting, this is it. If you want chicks, this is it. If you want a pretty interesting team, this is also it. It is easy to get sucked into the sexy girls, but this is a pretty decent book.
Opinions change. The team finds out what happened to Bill. We get to see why the different members of the team support the act. The personal motivations that drive the individuals. Also we get to see Misty talking to Cap.
Things I liked: Misty calls Iron Man out Misty straightens out Tarantula Misty puts Iron Man in his place Tarantula shows off her,...brains Skrull cow history Happy reunions
Things I didn't like: Th Pixu (yuch) Skrull chop-shop Paladin showing his true color is green, not purple
Less battling in this issue, but it does something as important, it gives us an insight into why people are doing what they are doing. Some are in it for money, some believe, some are just following orders. Also it shows that these aren't just beautiful women but they are intelligent and strong. Good issue
This was a pretty good little run. It doesn't take itself too seriously and that's fine. The characters are decent and the art is nice as well. I read a few of the next issues as well.
The thing that really comes out in this series is the importance of friendship. Misty is friends with the leadership on both sides of this issue. She believes in the Act but she believes that friendship is more important. She won't sully either of her friendships over this law. That is a decent stand on its own.
Relevance to the Civil War main story on a scale of 1 to 10: 4 to 5, not really relevant. Mostly just beind the scenes fighting that have no real impact.
Overall review rating 7 Loonies out of 10 worth reading