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Attok12




I read an advanced review of the title at www.comicsbulletin.com and I'm stumped. I want to give Slott's run a try, as I've stated before, to see what's going down with my favorite comic girl Wanda, but the reviewer outright states that she's just brought back without explanation, meaning it may take a long while to find out what's what. UGH! Not a good start. Not a good start. So what should I do? Give up now, while I should? Just leave it alone so I won't have to complain (or at least try not to complain cuz I know people hate it when I do)? Or do I try the first issue anyway and crack open the gates of Hades? This is tough. I don't want to waste $3.99. Or $3.99 times 3. What should I do? I leave it up to you, folks.


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I say give it a shot. April solicits seem to indicate that the mystery behind Wanda won't be wrapped up immediately anyway, since Quicksilver is demanding answers. While it does annoy me that they're taking their time with an explanation, I'd rather have Wanda's story get the full focus of an upcoming issue or arc rather than have it shoehorned in the first storyline-- which is going to be busy enough.



> I read an advanced review of the title at www.comicsbulletin.com and I'm stumped. I want to give Slott's run a try, as I've stated before, to see what's going down with my favorite comic girl Wanda, but the reviewer outright states that she's just brought back without explanation, meaning it may take a long while to find out what's what. UGH! Not a good start. Not a good start. So what should I do? Give up now, while I should? Just leave it alone so I won't have to complain (or at least try not to complain cuz I know people hate it when I do)? Or do I try the first issue anyway and crack open the gates of Hades? This is tough. I don't want to waste $3.99. Or $3.99 times 3. What should I do? I leave it up to you, folks.


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Attok12




> I say give it a shot. April solicits seem to indicate that the mystery behind Wanda won't be wrapped up immediately anyway, since Quicksilver is demanding answers. While it does annoy me that they're taking their time with an explanation, I'd rather have Wanda's story get the full focus of an upcoming issue or arc rather than have it shoehorned in the first storyline-- which is going to be busy enough.

Hmmm. I don't like the idea of waiting Lord knows how long for an explanation, which would force me to buy the series longer than I honestly expect to. I was hoping to buy the three issues and be done with it, to be honest. However, at the same time, I do like that Slott may have a plan in mind and just doesn't bring her back the easy way and ignore the bits Bendis had set up (like her living the quiet life in Transia, her amnesia, her breakdown, her supposed Aunt Agatha and all that).

Grrr, has anyone else ever been so genuinely conflicted with a comic book? lol Geez Louise.


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And I'd say wait and buy it in TPB if at all. If you're already complaining because the first issue of a comic doesn't give complete backstories and answer all questions about all characters, well, a) comics are probably not the best genre for you, and b) you're going to be complaining a lot.

I suspect most of those questions will be answered by the end of the first arc, and certainly by the second. By the time each of those are TPBed I'm sure you'll have heard via these boards if those answers match your personal expectations or if you intend to hate the author for not writing what you want written, and armed with that information you can then buy the TPB(s) if you want.

I was similarly frustrated when Kurt Busiek returned the Avengers and pretty much ignored everything recent for many months, but the stories proved worthwhile and he eventually got there. Frankly, I would rather have good stories than simple continuity upkeep. But... there's no way that the characters don't hit some downtime at the end of their first adventure, turn to Wands, and say "so what the @$%^ is up with you anyway?" I imagine that we'll see then if Slott intends to answer those questions then, or intends to set it up as a mystery to be played out.

> I say give it a shot. April solicits seem to indicate that the mystery behind Wanda won't be wrapped up immediately anyway, since Quicksilver is demanding answers. While it does annoy me that they're taking their time with an explanation, I'd rather have Wanda's story get the full focus of an upcoming issue or arc rather than have it shoehorned in the first storyline-- which is going to be busy enough.
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Attok12




I will likely buy #21 and see what happens. However, the good news is that I don't plan on posting any horrible, scathing review when its over. When Monday hits, and I review the comics I read, if I have nothing good to say about #21, I won't be saying anything at all. Thus will I spare everyone my usual, repetitive stuff. And by saying nothing, this will let people know I didn't like it. No fuss. Thanks for the help, guys.


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> I will likely buy #21 and see what happens. However, the good news is that I don't plan on posting any horrible, scathing review when its over. When Monday hits, and I review the comics I read, if I have nothing good to say about #21, I won't be saying anything at all. Thus will I spare everyone my usual, repetitive stuff. And by saying nothing, this will let people know I didn't like it. No fuss. Thanks for the help, guys.



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But it won't take five danged years, either. If you can't stand it just lock yourself away for 3 months themn come back when it's all done \:\)

First issues always introduce the mystery, rarely give answers..

> I read an advanced review of the title at www.comicsbulletin.com and I'm stumped. I want to give Slott's run a try, as I've stated before, to see what's going down with my favorite comic girl Wanda, but the reviewer outright states that she's just brought back without explanation, meaning it may take a long while to find out what's what. UGH! Not a good start. Not a good start. So what should I do? Give up now, while I should? Just leave it alone so I won't have to complain (or at least try not to complain cuz I know people hate it when I do)? Or do I try the first issue anyway and crack open the gates of Hades? This is tough. I don't want to waste $3.99. Or $3.99 times 3. What should I do? I leave it up to you, folks.




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Attok12




So far, I won't be reading it until next week (see link above for the reason), but I just wanted to thank those who responded for the kind help. I'm already tinkering with the idea of not reading the book until I have 22 and 23 in my paws, enabling me to read all three at once. We will see.


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> Grrr, has anyone else ever been so genuinely conflicted with a comic book? lol Geez Louise.

I'm conflicted by the new cover prices personally, but the main story running through Marvel has me interested enough to keep buying a few key titles. Especially this one since it has Wanda (and apparently Pietro) in it.

I hope you review the issue on Monday, even if you don't like it.


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