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Subj: War of the Realms: Giant-Man #1
Posted: Sat May 18, 2019 at 07:58:13 am EDT (Viewed 71 times)


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Don't buy this. It's a waste of time. I almost want to ask for a refund. I won't be buying the remaining two issues.

The whole premise is that the big-growing heroes need to infiltrate the Frost Giants and get something or do something. (Normally I'd look it up to refresh my memory but this story isn't worth the effort. Don't buy it.)

So because they're dufuses, the heroes get discovered almost immediately and for the rest of the issue they're on the run.

Because they paint themselves blue and wear similar Frost Giant garb, I have trouble telling the four heroes apart. Ant-Man wears a recognizable helmet and Giant-Man has a beard so that helps. But I never managed to keep Goliath and Atlas straight by eye alone.

I guess, if you care, it's interesting that Goliath managed to reach a height of 65 feet. (His previous best was 25 feet.) He accomplished this feat by trying really hard and grunting.

At one point, Goliath was human-sized, and one of the other heroes explained this to the Frost Giants by saying Goliath was his man-servant. Goliath decided to take this as a racial slur, which was the straw that broke the camel's back for me. Boring is bad enough but needlessly tedious on a pseudo-political level is just too much. I won't be buying the remaining issues. Don't buy this mess.

Oh, and aside the from the racial thing, the personalities of the four heroes were largely interchangeable. Ant-Man told us he loved his daughter. The narrator told us Ant-Man was a good dad. That was the extent of the characterization.

Feh.






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