Post by freedomfighter on Jul 21, 2009 13:08:59 GMT -5
I liked it. The ascension of Black Bolt while a revision, was interesting and showed the old school Inhumans working together, which is always a good thing. The art, while simple, is fun and I enjoyed the character bits with Quicksilver (although I still think Peter David writes the best Pietro ever...). I am actually looking forward to the rest of the Unspoken's saga.
Okay, FINALLY , an issue I enjoyed. Maybe bringing Gage along will help, since I was really hating-on Slott's dialogue and characterizations, while the plots have been intriguing. This issue everyone seemed more familiar and in-character, IMO.
The Avengers Mansion stuff was pretty lame, for me, though. Just bring back the old Mansion.
The Jocasta/Jan thing is pretty boring. Feels like that's been done a thousand times before.
And the art is STILL horrible. Since when does Hercules have a hairy back? And in alot of panels, I just can't tell what is going on......
But the Inhumans stuff and the Chinese super-heroes stuff was fun and very Avenger-ish, so I hope they continue with that kind of thing.
7.0 (an 8.5 with decent art.)
Last Edit: Jul 27, 2009 17:03:38 GMT -5 by starfoxxx
Yep, yep-- finding reasons to continue to hope. Dialogue/characterization is more apt. Lots of neat plot elements being juggled that don't seem to have anything (or anything much) to do with House of Dark M Invasion Reign Wars-style "events". Perhaps too much time spent setting up this Forgotten fellow-- but it was a well-told sequence. This artistic style is still not grabbing me--- but I daresay I'd prefer it over Al Milgrom, so I don't want to be too critical.
Ha! And yet ANOTHER incarnation of the Avengers Mansion! Man, the very fact of it is like an homage to the past! I do believe the Mansion is one of the long-standing unsolvable problems of the MU. How many times was the first one damaged/wrecked & rebuilt? It was FOREVER getting broken into and taken over by bad guys--- even back in the earliest days! It's been moved back from the street (in NYC??). It's been abandoned (for the ill-fated Hydrobase). It's been inter-dimensionally replaced (The Gatherers arc). The Sentry's tower has been plopped down on top of it. It's been closed down by the government twice. It has presented an eternal grievous hazard to any neighbors within three blocks. And now it exists in a seemingly-unstable inter-dimensional hiccup? I don't know. Sooner or later, there simply MUST be a responsible decision by whichever team emerges as the "primary" one to create an east-coast version of the WCA's old compound. That was, dare I say it, a smart, practical, and effective solution to the headquarters problem? I mean, the government wasn't actually wrong 'way back when, when it was concerned about innocent folks being put in harm's way simply by proximity. . .
Geeze. . . I wandered off AGAIN. . .!
This confounded my old Theater History prof no end, believe me. . .