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Subj: Re: Avengers #677: This is not going to hurt...
Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 at 03:00:03 pm EST (Viewed 432 times)
Reply Subj: Avengers #677: This is not going to hurt...
Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 at 11:22:16 am EST (Viewed 477 times)

    Avengers 677 (2018)

    Just going to preface that by saying, HOPEFULLY this is the real Earthlings on real Earth at that's been transported to an as yet real unrevealed location. And not some altered reality that will all be RESET and forgotten at the end of the Event. Things that happen here and now, stay that way later. This should not preclude the writers from doing/revealing whatever they want with Voyager and the reborn villains but would make for more drama and less Holodeck-ish Aventure angst. If this ends up getting tied in with the long overlooked Universe 8 change - well, that will probably get messy too.

    And now to the praise... This is getting good! (Although not without flaws that need mending.)

    Here's my PBP reactions for you to compare:

    00 Perfect cover. Loved Pietro's spot on narration throughout.

    RECAP: Berto and Toni should've dumped those codenames 'til now. Weird that Hank and Simon decided to stay on with the 2nd-string Avengers. Probably less demands w/UnitySquad but also less Official Avengers props, imo.

    01 Nice 1st response detection ability. But technically/erroneously didn't Falc beat him to that?

As if Pietro's gonna admit to being second! HA!

    03 Oh. They're all there. Proxima must have ported first and blasted then the others ported in between issues. One of 'em are levitating the Order, eh. A dash of decompression.

Yeah. That's kinda sloppy from last issue.

    05 A bunker HQ. Makes sense. "MILES AWAY" is not definitive enough for me. Good regroup confab for the team.

Well, it's location hasn't been divulged for 50 years.

    06. Ahhh. So it's Grandmaster against a mystery opponent. More guessing game fun. Grantland Rice???

He's the source of the old quote about whether you win or lose and playing games.

    09 Crisis gets worse. Weird (ie.unclear) pawn movement of the 2 badguy teams. Hard to get intrigued but anticipation of the 2 big location clashes is okay.


    10-11 Fun picking teams. Clever "STRIKE TWICE" smack talk. Poor Pietro. Okay, dramatically it makes sense that Rogue said NO. But he was Identicard summons, so he is considered an Avenger *koff*by the convoluted membership plotdevice*koff* therfore he should have been picked by Falc or given an HQ assignment. The frikkin world in jeopardy, Rogue!

Don't agree. Even if she could trust him not everybody needs to be used.

    15. OMG!!!!!!!! A footnote! AND the bunker HQ is frikkin' canon! Cool! Obviously Stark forgot about it since he had his ANAD team hole up in a decrepid hangar. And what about that sewer-HQ/Avengers-storage that was shown in the pages of Deadpool? Good Wanda/Pietro scene. [REQUEST: Somebody should post that 1965 page the site was introduced.]

Yeah. Everybody forgot about it... except Waid now.

It was kind of a plot device place just dreamed up so that the Avengers could flee the USArmy.

    -It could've been narrated cleared why he chose to run to that site first. Also the time delay to get there hurts the pacing toon. Both teams must be jobbing (which is a trope of first encounter battles for the heroes - whatever).
    -"Vision may work best as a test case. If anything goes wrong, well, you still got me as a lover." ;\)

Well, I think Rogue is the obvious choice for him, wanting to show her up specifically. Hers is the team he wanted to be on-- the Heavy Hitters.

    17 OH SNAP. The THOR MB will explode at that showing. Has it eve been done with Mjolnir before? Surely Magneto has tired?

Our Lord Magneto can stop and deflect Mjolnir, but not truly wield it magnetically. Thor's got tricks he can use against Our Lord, as well.

    18 Quicksilver rocks!...

    19 DAMMIT. That damned unexplained flabberghasting freezeframe phenomena thingamajigger! Are the chess masters allowed delayed 'removal from play' option? That undermines the already generic underwhelming actionfest.

There seems to be a limit to the number of "obstacles" usable. When Wanda freed Vision, Pietro became frozen.

Frankly, despite Squirreliness, I would have chosen Squirrel Girl.

    20 THAT'S GOTTA HURT! But not the art - lovin' the art this ish.

Hmm... can people be killed or injured while frozen? Is Pietro gonna die like he's dead in the movies?

Good stuff, this.

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