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Subj: Re: Fantastic 3: Moongirl and Devil Dino
Posted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 at 04:49:53 pm EDT (Viewed 157 times)
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Posted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 at 08:47:56 am EDT (Viewed 212 times)

    The LCS popped the Marvel Spotlight in my bag, I was very very unhappy for a few moments until I realized what I was looking at. It's a very cartoony looking book and I THOUGHT it was a preview of MTiO. Fortunately, not so much. In the previews Ben brings some left overs from Reed's lab (umm.. because people just ignore and toss aside things made by the world's most advanced technologival genius) to Lunella to sort through. I admit I never read the book, I assume she's another child prodigy?

Yup. The number one smartest person on Earth. Which may possibly only be true because Valeria isn't on Earth at the moment.

    There's a few jokes, and she does tell Johnny that his new uniform makes him look like a mascot for a Taco stand, and as it ends she advises that she's been searching with a listening device for what may well be Reed and the others.

This is an important point that I'll be coming back to, if not here then in response to some other posts on this thread.

    The rest of the dialog I really didn't enjoy, it's Ben talking about how old time and out of date he and Johnny are. Having that kind of exchange is like a real easte agent determined to sell you a home and only pointing out flaws it has, maybe flaws you would be unaware of, without focusing at all on any of the positives. It just seems trite and counter intuitive.

I didn't get the "old time and out of date" part - and I went back just now to re-read. Like it or not, I think Lunella's attitude is more nuanced than that, though perhaps not any more pleasant in your eyes.

I think she respects and admires Reed Richards and doesn't give a hoot about the others. She's a super-smart kid who considers Reed Richards a peer. The others, in her opinion, are not her peers. Not even close.

    As far as Johnny, I'm all for incorporating his The End uniform from Alan Davis, my all time favorite non-4 outfit. For regular team costumes I was always fond of his red uniform.

The Alan Davis costume works for me. However, I agree, when the Four are together, everyone else in blue and Johnny in red is very eye-catching. I always liked it. In fact it has long been my favorite.

    For the actual Chueng MTIO there was only one of the covers shown.

    I don't get a lot of Marvel anymore, I was pretty surprised by the art styles for the majority of the previews they were showing. Not up to par with DC's average. Captain America was very simple line drawings (mostly outlines) with only the coloring to show any dimension at all

I cannot stand Samnee's art. I don't understand why so many fans seem to adore it. I will stop buying a comic when he shows up. The fact that he's on Captain America makes it easy for me to skip that book.

    (or is it Captain Hydra now? Or is that finally over with? I'm always afraid to look. Off topic? Good, I'll check Cap out in another 10 years maybe \:\) )

Waid is Marvel's go-to guy when they want to produce what they view as old school comics. He and Samnee did the old school "hey look he's smiling" Daredevil run of the fairly recent past. I despised it.

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