Doesn't seem *too* bad, but I'm not happy with the "many years ago" thing. It makes it look like another retcon, hinting that ever since the Kree-Skrull war these "Illuminati" gathered in secret, which doesn't quite make sense considering all the menaces each group had to face from there on
It's a bunch of sitting-around-talking, that's for sure. But then, I guess we're used to that.
I think there's a case that can be made for this alleged meeting. Certainly these folks (or at least some of them) have been together before, such as the wedding of Reed and Sue. But on this scale, with what Iron Man is proposing -- I agree that it isn't just going to be shoe-horned into continuity so easily. Should we assume that the response to the Beyonder was one of these call-outs to all heroes? Kree/Skrull predates the Korvac Saga -- seems like Korvac was a bad enough dude that the X-Men or FF should have been called. Have the X-Men ever dealt with Galactus -- seems like a big enough threat to call for reinforcements...
How about if someone who writes comics comes up with a new idea...? Seriously -- reading Infinite Crisis and Justice at the same time gets me confused month to month -- aren't the villains doing similar things in those two books, and isn't it also like what happened in the tabloid Liberty and Justice??
I'm with you, Dl. For the first time in almost 30 years I have stopped buying comicbooks. I have completely stopped, with the exception of Mark Millar's stuff, because what is coming out of Marvel in the past few years, typified by Bendis, has gotten so bad. Boring, plodding, incoherent stories and 90's looking standing-and-modeling artwork.
Has someone at Marvel handed down a decree that there can be no action in a comic anymore? About six months ago I picked up five comics, and by the time I was done reading them I realized nobody did ANYTHING in any of those issues except stand around and talk. Comics are just comics but they should be fun and exciting. Back when comics were good, there was a battle every issue. That's why I bought them.
Post by Van Plexico on Mar 12, 2006 13:50:57 GMT -5
I totally understand what you mean, BobC-- but there are two comics being produced by Marvel today that are very much in the spirit of the "classic" Marvel books, IMO: THUNDERBOLTS and the THING.
TBOLTS has a very nice blend of long-running plots and subplots and action. Action! Amazing. Ha.
The THING book is sort of retro and modern at the same time. Dan Slott impresses me a great deal. He fits in so much humor (way more than in classic Marvel books, hence "modern") but incorporates it into a more classic Marvel storytelling format. If you haven't read either of these, just give one issue of each a try and see what you think.
TBOLTS 100, by the way, is out now, and includes a couple of backup stories that do a great job of fleshing out the backstory of the team.