I opened this one because that should only be for web reviews, not for our owns )
I don't mean to be contrary, but it seems more logical to me to keep all reviews for a particular issue in the same thread. The web reviews usually come out first and are then followed by personal ones. If they are in different places, it is difficult/confusing to comment on the web reviews. If I read something in a web review that I disagree with, I may want to quote from it and then give my opinion. Which place would that need to go? To me, it's all the same. I realize I may be the minority on this.
Well, the original idea of the web reviews topic was for only the ign, newsarama etc links to go there, so there wouldn't be topics with no replies on books none of us buys, and our own topics wouldn't be pushed down.
But for once that there is a current Avengers book a few of us AAs like, I'd say that individual comments topics are in order. Otherwise we risk the general topic to become the only one with new posts, which hardly would explain the reason for a MA subforum.
I still believe Khoi Pham is hurting this book. I feel Slott's storytelling is hurt by the strange/inappropriate expressions Pham draws. IMO everyone looks like they are farting.
and Slott's characterization of Hercules is all wrong. It's hard for me to see Herc as a technology-savvy, intelligent character. And his speech, well, it's just wrong, a far cry from the noble god I'm used to.
And Hank Pym is way too whiney, hardly capable of earning the respect of his teammates. at least so far. Also, I don't get how the Ant-man helmet is capable of controlling minds, I must have missed something there.
and Vizh and Jocasta were virtually invisible.
But the final reveal was cool. I'm actually hoping this female Loki could actually be the Enchantress, which would make more sense for me.
Overall, still just OK, but with a better artist I think this book would be a LOT better.
One thing that threw me a bit was Stark's behavior. It's like Slott went back to the Civil War personality - you know, basically an a$$hole. Stark has been presented more positively of late, and his rude and hurtful remarks to Pym seemed odd.
I am disappointed about the revelation at the end. I had hoped Wanda was back and on her path to redemption, but apparently that's not the case. I'm not even sure why Loki would be interested in the Avengers at this point, considering Thor is not even with them.
I thought this issue was the weakest of the three. But I still have hopes for this title.
Excellent issue all around. The surprise at the end was the "cherry-on-top". Delicious through & through IMO. The trilogy issue story-line worked surprisingly well. LOVED it! And I definitely can't wait for the next issue.