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Subj: Same here just a week ago and...
Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 at 09:03:26 am EST (Viewed 776 times)
Reply Subj: Just finished Secret Empire..
Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 at 10:07:36 pm EST (Viewed 899 times)

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And what a disappointment. Hydra Cap’s defeat is due to

1- Barf, an Inhuman who can vomit anything he can visualize including things like lunchboxes, toys and.. functioning cosmic cube shards?? What the heck?? Why not a couple of infinity gems and some quantum bands while you’re at it. Did anyone really think this thing through?? It’s an insult to the mindless Hulk’s intelligence. And..

2- Good Cap created from Kobik’s memory of him.
So she alters Steve’s character down to its core by manipulating his reality remodeling him into a villain. Then she creates his good version to defeat him.

There was nothing special or heroic about Cap in this story. Nothing about him overcoming the great odds and ultimately being triumphant as Captain America. It was a story about Cap’s potential for evil.

Why not introduce good Cap as the essence the Cube couldn’t change. Couldn’t corrupt. The essence that transcended reality. Incorruptible. The Captain America Kobik couldn’t really defeat, so it just hid him away somewhere. Maybe it’s just me, but that would’ve made a difference for me.

And so I’m assuming Elisa Sinclair was a new creation by Kobik? And still no idea on who the Kraken was?

...this all felt like...why did I bother?

Chaotic mishmash of characters I felt absolutely nothing for...some of the writing felt like it almost could have been good...but in the end it felt like a hamhanded political story.