Dave Galanter
December 1st 1969 - December 12th 2020
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emerick man 

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Subj: Re: Hyperion in Squadron Sinister #3...
Posted: Sat Sep 05, 2015 at 08:41:49 am EDT (Viewed 201 times)
Reply Subj: Hyperion in Squadron Sinister #3...
Posted: Thu Sep 03, 2015 at 08:27:44 pm EDT (Viewed 335 times)

    Sure, the plot pitch is a little predictable and unoriginal overall. And yet, there is satisfying difference in the details and dynamics in the dialogue. And that artwork is awesome. The cover is great with classic sidepanel roll call to boot. The map page is a sweeet bonus detail. [Utopolis Map is included in preview link.] Another issue with props to past Marvel franchise - here we get New Universe characters including an insanely powerful "Starbrand". [Hmmm, remind me, if NU cast in Nutopolis Domain isn't controlled by the SS then do they not answer to the same Baron of the Utopolis Zone? And Doom's good with that?] Warrior Woman got some nice fleshing out - in more ways than one. Plus, readers see a memorable 'moment' as "Hyperion" pulls a 'Dark Avenger' stunt with Spitfire using methods mirroring the brutal finality that Sentry dealt with Carnage. This Secret Wars crossover chapter is easily recommendable... well, y'know, if it wasn't for the 'Secret Wars' part.

I like it for what it is, the only thing about this series that really keeps it engaging is watching what Nighthawk is up to. Squadron Sinister is a xerox of DCs Crime Syndicate and the relationships in the Squadron mirror that anti-Justice League, as you read on with the series it is s miracle this bunch have kept the peace between them so long...
While it is kind of nice to see Marvel revive the New Universe characters I would prefer to see them used for something constructive and worthwhile than just cannon fodder such as this, would a Star Brand user really be so easy to finish as Hyperion showed? I like to think not.
But the intrigue is focusing on Nighthawk's scheming - just what is is he is aiming at? A shot at Doctor Doom's court? Thinning the competition so he can become a Baron with several estates... more than most other Baron's?

I confess Marvel have done well with some of these Secret Wars series, they are surprisingly readable considering the context. \(yes\)

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