Post by Marvel Boy on Aug 27, 2014 12:14:22 GMT -5
Wow, excellent ending to this extended story arc. So many changes occur here as well, hopefully some or perhaps all of which will be followed up upon.
When this title started, the emphasis was that Steve wanted Alex (Havok) to lead this Unity Squad, to step into a larger role. Thus, I think it was totally fitting that here, Alex was the one to step up and take down Kang. The cost though, the fate of his and Janet's daughter Katie, might have been too much. I hope their relationship can withstand this terrible blow or they summon the will to try and find Katie.
Rogue now has the energized Simon Williams trapped within her (ala her time with Carol Danvers' thoughts and memories). So how will this affect her and what can Wanda do about it?
Sunfire has become pure energy now, a cosmic knight of sorts. Interesting.
Sentry, Grim Reaper and Daken all survived, the last pair carrying the burned bodies of Uriel and Emin away to fight perhaps another day.
I'm just curious because I didn't see any solicit for #26 in the new Marvel Previews book. #25 was the last solicit. And there's a couple new Avengers titles coming out in the next few months. Also, it's about time for Marvel to cancel a comic I'm reading....ha-ha! Seriously though, I hope not, because it's the only comic on my pull-list.
Last Edit: Aug 28, 2014 16:18:08 GMT -5 by starfoxxx
I admit, #22 was a good read, lots of action and cool stuff happening......the problem I have with this book is, it's like an Elseworlds or "Imaginary Story" kinda limbo-thing going on here......by that I mean that it's hard for me to consider the events of Uncanny Avengers to be ACTUALLY happening to the ACTUAL super-heroes of the Marvel 616 Universe. But nevertheless, it's a pretty good book with good art and an interesting line-up (when they show up), so I, too, liked it.
......the problem I have with this book is, it's like an Elseworlds or "Imaginary Story" kinda limbo-thing going on here......by that I mean that it's hard for me to consider the events of Uncanny Avengers to be ACTUALLY happening to the ACTUAL super-heroes of the Marvel 616 Universe. .
Is this an imaginary story? I skipped a few issues and then picked up #22. I was completely lost. Havok and Jan have a child together? When? How is this possible in such a short amount of time? Yes, the story had a lot happening (Little of which I understood) but who were these people? That's a problem I have with a lot of titles lately. Writers use the name and likeness of characters with long histories but there is nothing else familiar about them. I liked this book fairly well initially but then gave up on it. This issue didn't change my mind. I'm glad others seem to be finding something to be excited about but I just don't get it. For me, it's only slightly better than Hickman's work. I think one of my biggest problems with Marvel today is that the writers simply write the characters as if they never existed before. Alternate futures or timelines prevail. It's just lazy. Of course you can write a story if you don't have to worry about what happened to the characters before or what's going to happen after. Also, if you constantly move to new characters and new ideas on every page or with every issue (Especially a problem with Hickman but also present in Uncanny), you can get by with just slapping something on the page. I've been reluctant to criticize this title too much because there seems to be such a following here and because I love the cast for the book but, as I said before, I just don't get it.
Well, I was hoping this was an imaginary or alternate reality story/arc, but not to <<<<<SPOIL>>>>>>>> issue #23 (hey, there's only 5 or 6 people reading these posts nowadays anyway, right?)
....it seems that Janet remembers her "future" life with Alex/Havok, and is quite upset about "losing" her daughter..... and she is attempted to be comforted by Wanda (who knows all about losing imaginary children, right?)....... and Sunfire now wears his Age of Apocalypse costume (ugh, don't the creators realize the best thing about Sunfire has always been that classic costume?), and Simon is stuck inside Rogue's body/mind. And Steve is old now. WTF? I have no idea what's going on now, Uncanny Avengers is definitely leaning towards the UNCANNY side, as it feels more like an X-book than anything classic Avengers.
BTW the interior art for #23 is pretty bad, some of Wanda and Rogue's facial expressions are just garbage, IMO.
So I guess the events ACTUALLY happened to the team, but in the future.