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MS. MARVEL #13: As usual, this series never fails to disappoint me, which is the reason why it's my number one favorite read at the moment and will likely always be that way. This issue mostly set thing up for the future, dipping into the ongoing AIM subplot, in addition to seeing Arachne once again, searching for her daughter. There was more with Sarah Day, too, although nothing sinister happened this time around. The artwork was fabulous, too, and I loved that last page shot of Arachne! *eek*

NEW AVENGERS #28: I have come to see the "New" in New Avengers as of this issue. With Cap dead and Iron Man on the other team, there are no longer any classic Avengers around; everyone on the team has truly made these guys the "New" Avengers. Story-wise, I liked the framing sequence with the Silver Samurai and how it wrapped around the lead-in to the big Mighty v.s. New clash. While this book is certainly not near the caliber of the classic stories, I still enjoy this title for the most part, especially now that I see them in a different light, which I think helps things. I have to say, though -- I'm not a fan of Yu's art. I used to be, back when he had great inkers, but by himself...eh.

CIVIL WAR: BATTLE DAMAGE REPORT: I've always liked the specialty handbooks (I plan on buying the Magic one) and this one was right on the mark. Lots of great entries like Cybermancer, Equinox, Goldbug, Ricadonna's Rogues (who I love), Heroes For Hire and more. The appendix deal at the end was nice, too, although it obviously didn't cover everybody. I think the Marvel writers need to look through the last five pages of this book and use some of these guys in a serious way. That's what they're there for. Seeing guys like Thunderbolt and Aquarian again would be nice.

And that's all she wrote! Thanks for reading, and have a nice day. \:\-\)


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Dr. Shallot




> MS. MARVEL #13: As usual, this series never fails to disappoint me, which is the reason why it's my number one favorite read at the moment and will likely always be that way. This issue mostly set thing up for the future, dipping into the ongoing AIM subplot, in addition to seeing Arachne once again, searching for her daughter. There was more with Sarah Day, too, although nothing sinister happened this time around. The artwork was fabulous, too, and I loved that last page shot of Arachne! *eek*

You and other posters caused me to give Ms. Marvel a try and I'm glad I did. I like how Reed weaves various subplots, even if I'm not up to speed on some of them. Lopresti is a solid artist and I hope he stays around a while. The book looks like it may be taking on almost a team feel, as Carol's new direction will cause her to interact with multiple charcters. I have to wonder will she eventually be torn between the demands of her new strike squad, Mighty Avengers, and a personal life? Good stuff.
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> CIVIL WAR: BATTLE DAMAGE REPORT: I've always liked the specialty handbooks (I plan on buying the Magic one) and this one was right on the mark. Lots of great entries like Cybermancer, Equinox, Goldbug, Ricadonna's Rogues (who I love), Heroes For Hire and more. The appendix deal at the end was nice, too, although it obviously didn't cover everybody. I think the Marvel writers need to look through the last five pages of this book and use some of these guys in a serious way. That's what they're there for. Seeing guys like Thunderbolt and Aquarian again would be nice.

I might pick this up. I avoided it due to the CW label but if it is a good reference guide I may want to have it around.
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> And that's all she wrote! Thanks for reading, and have a nice day. \:\-\)


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Attok12




There's something fishy about Sarah Day. She was seen in the last issue leafing through what appeared to be a mystical tome. And she talked to her assitant about "dealing with" William Wagner. Right now, I'm thinking Sarah is actually old MM villainess Hecate. But we'll see.


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spiderprince




> MS. MARVEL #13: As usual, this series never fails to disappoint me, which is the reason why it's my number one favorite read at the moment and will likely always be that way. This issue mostly set thing up for the future, dipping into the ongoing AIM subplot, in addition to seeing Arachne once again, searching for her daughter. There was more with Sarah Day, too, although nothing sinister happened this time around. The artwork was fabulous, too, and I loved that last page shot of Arachne! *eek*

I'm with Doc here. Your constant praise of the series has caused me to pick up this series and while I wasn't too fond of the alternate Carol story its a very good title. I especially liked Tony and Carol's interactions this issue. I'm not digging this new guy she's dating though. Simon's the guy for her imo.

> NEW AVENGERS #28: I have come to see the "New" in New Avengers as of this issue. With Cap dead and Iron Man on the other team, there are no longer any classic Avengers around; everyone on the team has truly made these guys the "New" Avengers. Story-wise, I liked the framing sequence with the Silver Samurai and how it wrapped around the lead-in to the big Mighty v.s. New clash. While this book is certainly not near the caliber of the classic stories, I still enjoy this title for the most part, especially now that I see them in a different light, which I think helps things. I have to say, though -- I'm not a fan of Yu's art. I used to be, back when he had great inkers, but by himself...eh.

I think once you look at it as a bunch of heroes trying to live up to the legacy of Captain America and the legacy of the Avengers instead of the classic team with just a different roster you can appreciate it more.

> CIVIL WAR: BATTLE DAMAGE REPORT: I've always liked the specialty handbooks (I plan on buying the Magic one) and this one was right on the mark. Lots of great entries like Cybermancer, Equinox, Goldbug, Ricadonna's Rogues (who I love), Heroes For Hire and more. The appendix deal at the end was nice, too, although it obviously didn't cover everybody. I think the Marvel writers need to look through the last five pages of this book and use some of these guys in a serious way. That's what they're there for. Seeing guys like Thunderbolt and Aquarian again would be nice.

I heard that Spider-Man's upgrades are now being referenced. Sounds cool


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Attok12




> I'm with Doc here. Your constant praise of the series has caused me to pick up this series and while I wasn't too fond of the alternate Carol story its a very good title. I especially liked Tony and Carol's interactions this issue. I'm not digging this new guy she's dating though. Simon's the guy for her imo.

I'm very suspicious of William Wagner. I think he's actually Mystique in disguise. The last name is the same last name as her son Kurt. I'm likely wrong, but I'm not going to trust Willaim until I'm proven wrong.


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spiderprince




> > I'm with Doc here. Your constant praise of the series has caused me to pick up this series and while I wasn't too fond of the alternate Carol story its a very good title. I especially liked Tony and Carol's interactions this issue. I'm not digging this new guy she's dating though. Simon's the guy for her imo.
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> I'm very suspicious of William Wagner. I think he's actually Mystique in disguise. The last name is the same last name as her son Kurt. I'm likely wrong, but I'm not going to trust Willaim until I'm proven wrong.

I thought the same thing too. Especially since they incorporated Rogue into the story so Mystique would make some sort of sense. Something about him seems off to me, like he's too "perfect".


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Stingray




> NEW AVENGERS #28: I have come to see the "New" in New Avengers as of this issue. With Cap dead and Iron Man on the other team, there are no longer any classic Avengers around; everyone on the team has truly made these guys the "New" Avengers. Story-wise, I liked the framing sequence with the Silver Samurai and how it wrapped around the lead-in to the big Mighty v.s. New clash. While this book is certainly not near the caliber of the classic stories, I still enjoy this title for the most part, especially now that I see them in a different light, which I think helps things. I have to say, though -- I'm not a fan of Yu's art. I used to be, back when he had great inkers, but by himself...eh.

Agreed. I thought this particular issue was pretty weak. Maybe the worst of the run thus far, but still not horrible. The art needs some considerable work though, you're right.


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CC





> I thought the same thing too. Especially since they incorporated Rogue into the story so Mystique would make some sort of sense. Something about him seems off to me, like he's too "perfect".

I think he's bad news on a non-superhero level, and that Day may be into mysticism but Stark knows her and he's a freak about knowing everything. So I can't see her as a menace.

Wagner's just trouble. Money, something. The Wagner thing is a little wierd, though.. Those women checking him out in the last issue make me think he's a major player.


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CyberCoyote




Question on BAttleDamage

I'd read somewhere, posted in haste, that Carol is listed as being in the 75 class now, is that the entry? Is she 'powering up' officially?

Does the book even have official 'stats' like this or was it something else the original poster was referencing. If it's a big who's who after CW I might actually get sucked into buying a copy.






"I don't think there's such a thing as a hero.
It's a lovely idea and this isn't meant to be cynical,
but I think people are just people who are capable of
very good of very bad things.... "

Mark Millar: Writer of Super Hero comic books


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BlakGard




> Question on BAttleDamage
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> I'd read somewhere, posted in haste, that Carol is listed as being in
> the 75 class now, is that the entry? Is she 'powering up' officially?
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> Does the book even have official 'stats' like this or was it something
> else the original poster was referencing. If it's a big who's who
> after CW I might actually get sucked into buying a copy.

The entries are smaller than a normal Handbook. Generally, each character gets half a page of information, including about a paragraph to decribe their powers.

Carol is officially at the 75-ton limit now.

If I were you, I'd wait for the Avengers Handbook coming out in June, unless you're interested in some of the other characters.
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