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Subj: Re: New Avengers #17: That's... uneven?
Posted: Sun Jun 08, 2014 at 02:03:16 pm CDT (Viewed 124 times)
Reply Subj: New Avengers #17: That's... uneven?
Posted: Sat May 03, 2014 at 11:30:43 am CDT (Viewed 186 times)

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New Avengers 017

Let's see, so Logan and Scott have come to accept each other's positions on Scott's fugitive status. They also promote different methods of raising 'their kids'. They've recently teamed up in marvelous fashion to take down Sentinels apparently sent by SHIELD all by themselves happy with each other's present assistance. Then and since they've willingly shared some brewskis in each other's company. And yet they are still promoted/solicited/hyped "against" to each other to put the dyameticrally opposition it kindly.

Now let me get this straight. T'Challa and Namor have hated each other after AvX Event. They are fiercely loyal leaders of their respective nation of kids -and adults. They've recently threatened to kill each other for clearly and determined attacks on each other's lands. They honorably hold responsibilities for deaths their soldiers have caused in these conflicts. They have been forced into this Illuminati partnership with each other because of more than unavoidable threat to the whole planet. And yet when they share one swig of wine they become best of buds and can soberly laugh at their previous anomosity.

Hmmm, this issue -and rekindled bromance of a sort- came across a little too... uneven -on several levels- to enjoy. And the alternate Earth adventure came across as justice league wasteful both logically and thematically for my likings. Iron Man on the cover was also a cheat and the art was only plain average for this neverending storyline.

Still, the book did provide source for latest banner submission. \:\)

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I miss Dad and Dan.

This kind of thing gives me the vibe that the writer doesn't think either character is important. So he moves to dismiss their conflict quickly, with an utter indifference to realism, so he can move them both into the background and focus on characters he actually cares about.