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Subj: Re: Civil War II: Choosing Sides #5...
Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 at 03:31:45 pm EDT (Viewed 129 times)
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Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 at 10:10:23 am EDT (Viewed 338 times)

    Civil War II - Choosing Sides 005 (2016)

    While it's great to have (at least part of) the original Alpha Flight featured again - not to mention catch up on the long-neglected status of Colleen Wing, this whole issue was very... unsatisfying. \:\(

    STORY 1:

    • Presuming Piledriver has no outstanding warrants for him (and that's an annoying stretch) has these Predictive Judgement Arrests gotten so bad as to apprehend the "innocent" future victim along with his son, Excavator?

He was sent to prison after Siege for the things he did, and he broke free from that. It's ludicrous if there are no warrants.

    • So, this means TWO members of Wrecking Crew have kids, eh?

Yes. Excavator was first seen in Runaways v2. Bulldozer in Robinson's FF.

    • Uh, remind me when Aurora used CALMIING LIGHT power first or last?

Don't recall the last use, but she first used it circa Alpha Flight #90. She called it her "Light of Truth" or something like that. It was part of the plot of their (her and Northstar's) powers growing. She was also able to hypnotize and bring people to inner peace, as well as, assume a completely light form (like Spectrum, but only visible light).

    • It was odd that JT distress over hearing of the 3 heroes "legally" take down criminal on USA soil considering they answer to Carol in the AFSS since Day 1.

Just because Carol's an American doesn't mean her team would have jurisdiction.

    • They essentially confirm that it is (only the) 3 official Canadian Alpha Flight members, on the AFSS, working for the Alpha Flight Space Program. Unfortunately and frustratingly the connection with the name (or SWORD) is not clarified and justified to my satisfaction. It's still hard to accept/process Earth part of the Intergalactic Cooperative and further than the international Board of Governors representing Earth was agreeably formed given the realworld parallels Marvel seems to try to adhere to. Is it equal in power and purview to SHIELD? Why are all the other governments getting on USA's back about Ulysses management if it's an international organization making the decisions? Is the AFSS a part of Triskelion or vice versa? Let's have more exposition on this "Boss of Space" position that Carol got too. Argh.

It's a self-appointed position. She's getting a bigger ego than Ego.

    • French-A la prochaine ; English-See you ?


    • Mixed feelings, pros and cons, about JT's bromance with Tony Stark.
    • That retcon of a long time weekly sparring match is just silliness.


    • It feels right that Canada is on Iron Man's lesser of 2 evils side.
    • Aurora's tear was out of left field. It couldn't have been jealousy when JT gave Tony the hug, right, so was it that she heard (thru the glass) that JT is against Carol and this is morally upsetting to her? Odd.

Yeah. Don't even get it.

    STORY 2:

    • Huntstalker, who? Marvunapp and MarvelWikia searches failed me. Curious guy with potentially precident powers of tracking that could be a problem from writer to writer.

Seems to be a new guy. Horrible name-- it's like saying "hunt hunter." So, he hunts hunts? Or does he really just talk about hunts?

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