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Subj: WotR - Journey into Mystery #1: Spring may not have sprung yet but Marvel has...
Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 at 10:35:50 am EDT (Viewed 235 times)

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Spring may not have sprung yet but Marvel has SPRUNG a whole bunch of WTH reveals and a WAY contrived quest party on us with this mini. Too unlikely and unevenly, imo. Not that there isn't marginal fun to suspend your disbelief with. And sure a lot of "JOURNEY" but no satisfaction of "MYSTERY" to sell. Where to begin? Where to begin? Read this 2 days ago but to coherently formulate a 'review' with all the gripes and good points seemed too daunting. So, here is just a cathartic dumping of jots that went thru my head as reading...

···nice cover collage - tells the players
···weird to process RECAP page - how much is spoilers after only WotR#1 is out and how much fairly sets up the WotR crisis -started DAYS AGO- with Balder now thrust as a main player
···do RV's need license plates on the front in USA when crossing States? How did the team get an RV? Is "WM" stand for Wonder Man's RV?
···weeeird gathering of heroes; hope the explanation is a good one...
···DEATH LOCKET?! That's out of left field. Not a bad thing to add in Global Crisis. Was her last story Avengers Undercover?
···Thori is fun - not sure about him constantly leaving his best friend and master's side, though
···it's kind a funny bit that heroes don't drive - are they pushing it to add the comedy fo Sindr's fire-being DO DRIVE?! Is that a helltransport or retrofitting used vehicle?
···DRUID?! That's out of left field. Not a bad thing in Global Crisis. Was Seb's last story Hickman's Secret Warriors?
···neat exposition device with Balder learning status quo things after being dead
···FREYJA HAD SEX WITH ODIN less than 1-2 year ago?
···THOR HAS A (humungous) CASTLE in Broxton (still)?
···GAEA HAS TAKEN HUMAN FORM to be a nanny?
···THOR IS EXILED is a footnote for WotR#1 but didn't he show up?
···WAR OF THE REALMS battles and destruction started "DAYS AGO". How many days? Is it upon readers to calculate the # of DAYS it would take an RV to drive from NYC to California recruiting heroes? Bah. After a few hours the destruction would probably be 10 times compared to that done by the entire Secret Empire Event? Does that mean readers have a moanful COSMIC RESET to look forward to?
···Thori as funny as ever
···cheap misdirection w/cosplay cameo of Avengers bit
···soooooo, Asgardians will be killing and Earth heroes will be just smiting trope, eh? *sigh*
···reasonable to use Roz as chauffeur to Oklahoma (w/flying car)
···TWO OF THE NORN SISTERS are missing?!
···the Norn Skuld vision sets Balder on his Baby Quest to seek a team of protectors
···HEED THE VISION!! Neat misdirection with Miles interpretation (and better choices) if this task is so key
···is there some new design bit in Miles' dull colored costume?
···why did Kate go to Texas and not with WCA? Just to serve a lame supervillain when Midgard is being set ablaze?
···Intro of new supervillain: Slaughterman... lame.
···Deathlocket in New Mexico?? She's graduating what? She has access to so many LMDs? She has no friends to invite to her party? She's 'plugged in' to the Globabl Crisis and yet throws herself a bash? Cheap misdirection w/cameo of Handbook heroes at party. Is her dad real? Is he African-American?
···ATM, Seb Druid is just a nanny and bumbling mystic
···ATM, Wondy is still a pacifist. How long will THAT last in a War? Fun line: "PITCH ME!" Good idea to get him to fight the bridge instead.
···pretty underwhelming plans and preps to protect baby so far given the team's access to resources (and are they just hiding in 'the woods' as per next cover?!)
···AHA! Just a repurposed Helltransport if it can't make it over that small gap... OH SNAP! Maybe it doesn't carry fire-beings... maybe it's only... ARES?! What was HIS last status/story told? So much for non-interferrence in WotR from other Pantheons? It's actually a good jarring cliffhanger to take readers mind off everything that has to be processed (and justified) here and factored in before reading WotR#2 and WotR-JIM#2

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