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Subj: FF 545. Wtf? [SPOILERS]
Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2007 at 08:07:14 am EDT
Reply Subj: Re: Thoughts on Yesterday's FF, Fallen Son: Avengers, Silent War, & Wolverine [SPOILERS]
Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2007 at 10:22:51 am EDT

I'll say it again, I don't understand why everyone is lumping praising on McDuffie. His JLU was excellent and his first few issues of FF were ok (though better than Waid and JMS imo), but this latest issue just killed everything for me. Duffie again shows his lack of understanding of these characters and it happens in such a way as to completely jar me from the story. Story spoilers below....

The Surfer gets into a fight with the FF and during the battle not only does he somehow manage to hop on Surfer's board that's been known to move many times faster the the speed of light he manages to get Norrin a hold and threatens to break off his arm.

WTF!!!!!!! The board thing was minor, but the arm thing was just ridiculous. Did McDuffie realize how many different ways Surfer could have taken out Panther with the power cosmic? Or that he could have simply phased through? Or that his physiology only looks humanoid? This can't be the same Surfer who got an upgrade in Anihilation and took out two primordial beings recently. Anyway, this detail took me out of the story and the only thing that interests now is the Gravity story. Nothing else really happened this issue except for Gravity named the Protector of the Universe (so predictable but still cool to see). McDuffie writes these characters pretty well, but he's really gonna have to step his game up to keep me interested in this title.

Sorry bout the rant. Did this bother anyone else or am I just overreacting? Thoughts?