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Subj: Avengers #680: Crazy contrivance continues...
Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 at 01:00:56 pm EST (Viewed 494 times)
It's good... buuut, wow, this arbitrary player substitution is crazy contrivance. And Simon leaving mid-battle for personal reason/decision and coincidentally is perfect guinea pig to try and help Jarvis' still strange condition is crazy contrivance. And Voyagers on again off again rest again -power capability reset each issue- is crazy contrivance. The cover felt generic poser compared to the last issue one. The repeated vague and clueless epilogue page (with APPARENTLY The Hulk returning) was just a repeat of last ish. The bonus page theme of all MU title with Real Logan returning, post-Legacy, was just another (APPARENTLY purposed) random globetrotting sighting for no rhyme or reason.
All that was definitely OFFPUTTING stuff. Now, here's the good stuff:
-the annoying poser-ish cover was beautiful
-the inside art was okay
-whole issue narration from Rogue's POV was engaging and relatable
-Herc says Voyager's first name for the first time "VALERIE", afaik
-game rules and endgame are still vague but everything is on the fly and the global parameters grow which tempers this frustration some
-Berto can shower in 2 minutes - [sarcasm]good to know the crisis isn't to intrusive to daily routine [/sarcasm]
-Rulk has good 'tude about never giving up
-nb. "USAvengers" still use/have a "AIM Quinjet" [Hmm...]
-Voodoo has determined the player switchouts is a SPELL OF BODILY SUBSTITUTIONS [Hmm...]
-Vooddo is given agreeable limitation to his teleporting scope [precidence that is often conveniently ignored story to story]
-Jan was switched in when Torch 'died' is explained [and yet why did the foe that claim a prize not replaced? eh? eh?]
-interesting, if contrived, new power evolution for Simon -maybe somewhat unneeded upgrade- and yet oddly it fails... interesting but weird to see [This new siphon power will come in handy against any Hulk or Spectrum.]
-the Big Fight this chapter was much better to read. It's good how they focussed on one Avengers with significant poser panels of the other match ups. Either the Avengers pawned or the Black Order jobbed but it's good to see Earth's Mightiest score a win finally.
-Ferene is given a character layer, not much but in lieu of any other foe getting any. It would've been nice to see what memories Rogue got from Corvus but that will logicall come next ish
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