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Subj: Iceman #6: Darkstar use to be cooler...
Posted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 at 10:32:40 am EDT (Viewed 256 times)

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The highly anticipated return/interpretation of Darkstar was a letdown. Her butch and bitchy 'tude was awkward reading. So, Captain Stevil stranded her, among the heroes he feared, outside the Planetary Shield during S.E.?! On the one hand it's superpower respect she deserves but on the other it was not in-story at all. That, and it just further reinforces the fail of handling the Darkforce phenomena. Can somebody remind me what was her last notable appearance/issue she appeared in?

And while anyone is at it,
who knows the first issue that Laynia and Widow appeared together?
who knows the first issue that Herc and Widow appeared together?
who knows the first issue that Blaze and Widow appeared together?
who knows the first issue that Warren and Widow appeared together?
Who else is anxious to find out details Bobby's first awkward meeting with Natasha BY NEXT ISSUE given all the storypoint build up? It was good that her (apparent? reported?) death was picked up as a storypoint somewhere (escpecially if sadly The Avengers haven't yet) after Secret Empire "old news".

Speaking of awkward, is the ongoing page alottment to the gaydom assimilation theme that is the overbearing focus of this series so far. And since when did Bobby need liquid courage? Two timing Romeo was just and added slap in the face as it were.

The Robbie Reyes cameo was curious. Not sure what's happening in the new Ghost Rider series but the disregarded continuity fit to that book and Spirits of Vengeance was a concern to me.

Speaking of continuity, uhhh, wasn't the old Champions HQ an aerie resort on the edge of a mountainside cliff? It's bad enough Worthington Estate felt the need to unload the property but how do you No-Prize moving the place to the city?

Leti (and Daisy) was okay as new antagonist. Funny Silver Surfer line, too. It makes this literal recycling of Sentinels a bit less cliche. However, the multiplication of one into seven giant robots was unfairly confusing. Hopefully, the clash next issue will add excitement to the mixed bag of this ish.

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