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Subj: Re: Avengers #675: HOLYCRAP...
Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 at 04:24:06 pm EST (Viewed 664 times)
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What did YOU think?

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Grabber cover.

Chronology glitches will be ANNOYING if pointed out but goin' to TRY to ignore the little stuff.

This whole issue of art was enjoyable.

Fun start with LL update. Lightning's argument for dropping the "Living" is weak (and disagreeable). He's THAT famous to be recognized in "disguised" civvies?! He says he's NOT a "full-on" Avenger - makes sense, great. BUT then later on his Identicard is working and he is confirmed to be an (arbitrarily acknowledged) RESERVE member as per the plot device. Sigh. Whatever. It IS good to see the return of another Avenger post-SW & post-SE.

Detective Dan is LL's gay friend.

Presumably all Texans see the samne flash of light in the sky like they do in NYC. Maybe the gravitational chaos between pages too?

Falcon's slipping confidence is a shame.

Non-undead no-lazereyed Redwing has better showing than many heroes this time 'round.

Global crisis is presented. Something BIG and BAD is going... HOLYCRAP the Earth (AND Moon?) is GONE! High Evolutionary would be SO EMBARRASSED how he failed to do this very thing last arc! ;\) Only Carol and her AFSS remain. And she puts out a call for alien help. HA! Good luck with that! No aliens helped against Stevil and now even the GotG aren't answering speed dial. Carol looks good without helmet but it's annoying how that necessity is casually disgarded for artistic license instead of reason.

Meanwhile back on Earth, Beast and Panther (tentatively) determine their planet has been translocated. In/convenient communication problems set up reasonable sitch why other brainiacs aren't consulted.

Avengers do what they do to help a few in the NYC chaos.

Jarvis is a FREEKIN' HERO! \:\) Poor Jarvis! \:\(

Okay, the other heroes' "instant" deployment across the globe is VERY ANNOYING trope.

Synapse helps more than a few. \:\) Voodoo just talks to her. \:\(

Torch stops tidal wave. \:\) Wasp is sent along to stop tidal wave. \:\( Rogue (with powers) and Wanda do something... ??

Remind me what is the heaviest thing we've seen Wasp carry in flight?

UGH!!!!! Occupy Avengers are back. BAH!!!!! And suddenly down to 2 members?

USAvengers still together. Huh. USA Avengers are in Europe. Huh. Toni in thick of it typing on a rock. Huh. Precident is now established for 616-Earth to solve volcanic crises easypeasy now. Huh.

Enigma is (still) Toni's gay friend.

Something from space(?) crash dives to Rome. It's probably the last page surprise guest that shows up easierpeasier in NYC?

nb. There is a GLOBAL INFORMATION NETWORK. And it is easy for T'Challa to use it to find the nomadic Captain America - who must have activated his Identicard comms?

HOLYCRAP superhumans are frozen, in place, across the world. HOLYCRAP "a" synthezoid Viv is definitely back. HOLYCRAP even the X-men got a cameo freeze frame. HOLYCRAP the so-called explanation of the GROSSLY SELECTIVE frozen ONLY COSTUMED superhumans victim list is DUMB DUMB DUMB DUMB DUMB!

So finally we will see ALL the active and reserve acknowledged Avengers... HOLYCRAP what a cruel tease. Obviously, the freeze crisis and bad comms is a LAZY loophole that Marvel can later say "Oh, so-and-so IS still an Avenger with working Identicard". [sarcasm]Soooo, this 16 part series was JUST to bring back LL?[/sarcasm] Hmmph. Whatever. Same old.

Rogue's "Vulcan Spock many over few" arguement to NOT help Jarvis is laughable, kinda. That's what the team has been doing up 'til now. Picking and choosing who to save. Nadia off to help against orders - good. \:\) Beast off -to do his own thing- to help without pause - typical. \:\(

Character moments are too few and far between. Pietro is back. His claim of being "fired" was (and ye reactivated by someone else) is good characterization and burn but also reads so silly and wrong in this moment.

Last page surprise "RETURN" of VOYAGER! https://www.newsarama.com/36649-who-is-avengers-no-surrender-s-voyager-exploring-the-odds.html SURE, she's been SPOILED and TEASED before this already, all over, but still... HOLYCRAP!

Not without it's (debatable) flaws but colour me interested. Excited about this weekly format. The bonus pages were okay too.

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Lightning. Cool. Hispanic and gay so I guess that's why he's in the book. But I like electricity guys so fine.

"Playin' cards with Mr. Santos, boss" - for some reason the politeness fascinates me. I keep re-reading that line of dialogue.

Redwing. No longer undead and laser-eyed? I guess that happened in some other story, right? I couldn't discern that from what I see in this comic. But I'm glad he's no longer undead and laser-eyed. I just want him to be a bird. He never needed to be anything else but a bird.

Captain Marvel always seems to get trapped without access to the Earth. It's a thing with her.

Jane-Thor is still active. My comics shop owner doesn't believe she'll die from cancer. He says she's one of the most successful experiments of recent times. Which may not be saying much, but still, he doesn't think Marvel will want to be rid of her. Especially since, as we know, when someone dies from cancer in the Marvel Universe, they stay dead.

Hercules is very heroic. Good. That's how he should be.

Jarvis ends up in the hospital. Would have been more of a shock if we didn't already know it would be happening. I guess the big question was whether he was dead. He isn't. Yet.

Nadia is cool. A true legacy hero. Interesting that she isn't Janet's daughter. Just Hank's. Is Janet totally cool with Nadia calling herself "Wasp"?

Jarvis seems to have a thing: caring for teen-age girls. I still remember (fondly) Silverclaw. I don't know why she was so unpopular. I thought she was cool. And I thought the relationship with Jarvis was cool. So now Marvel is reconstituting the Jarvis relationship but with Nadia instead of Silverclaw. OK. I can go with that.

Human Torch evaporates a tsunami. Love it.

Red Wolf! 'Nuff said.

Hawkeye uses a trick arrow. Good. He should always use trick arrows. The alternative is to use pointy arrows that (might) kill people. That's bad.

So Red Hulk is some different guy now and he's small but has red skin. OK. Does he get bigger? I see he packs a gun.

Squirrel Girl is a gray statue. Good thing. Otherwise she'd defeat the villain single-handedly. Breathe a sigh of relief, villain.

Iron Patriot. OK. Pink hair, super-genius. Got it. I'm always a fan of super-heroines with pink hair. I hope she does a lot of cool stuff. In this issue she saves the day for a lot of people. Excellent.

Sunspot wears a suit and is called Citizen V nowadays. OK. Does he still have powers?

I'm not sure what Nadia expects the Avengers to do for Jarvis. They're not doctors. Except apparently the Beast is, to some extent. So maybe he'll do something awesome for Jarvis. I'd rather have Donald Blake. But we can't have that guy any more. In any case, since I don't know what the Avengers can do for someone medically, I don't know why Rogue made her poorly received comment.

Voyager. The big mystery. But she seems cool so far. "Once an Avenger..."

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