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Subj: Re: MTIO #3 - The art is Schiti
Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 at 03:48:51 pm EST (Viewed 314 times)
Reply Subj: MTIO #3 - The art is Schiti
Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 at 02:23:42 pm EST (Viewed 453 times)
I followed Schiti's work in Guardians when Ben was a member. I do not think it is bad at all but it can be inconsistent in regard's to the Thing especially. There's been worse versions of ol blue eyes and certainly better. Definitely prefer Cheung's. I like Iron Maiden's thoughts on this whole tether development. Koul could easily be wrong about this, too, as there are too many past instances where they've been separated by universe's and dimensions and alternate world's to make this viable. I put no stock in the opinion of a character that has not earned any cred just because he, she or it is being touted as the next brilliant mind in the Marvel U. The only possible good quality about this tether theory reaffirms that Reed, Sue, Johnny and Ben belong together and are Marvel's greatest and potentially most powerful super team. I remember back when Byrne wrote the book and the FF was popular they were ranked third I believe by wizard world magazine in power and effectiveness behind only the Justice League and the Defenders (Strange, Hulk, Surfer, and Namor). Long time ago!
Speaking of brilliant minds. I find it really interesting the Mad Thinker's melt down at the disappearance of Marvel's greatest ever and still most brilliant genius, Mr. Fantastic. Its great to see the villain's reactions to a world without Reed Richards. We've seen Doom's in depth. Now the Thinker is getting a turn. Have we ever seen evidence, tho, of the Thinker being truly this insane? Reminds me a bit more of Maximus or the Wizard as I don't recall the Thinker ever going so mu-ah-ah-ah-ahhhhh over the top. This strikes me a little more Wizard, but, I actually do not mind, as that fascination and envy has been played out quite a bit over the years with the Frightful Four. Way back in his first appearance there were certainly overtones through the Lee/Kirby years of Julius' obsession with Reed. This may be taking it to a whole new level.
I wouldn't mind seeing more insightful stories from other villains point of view at Reed's absence and apparent death in the Marvel U. Hope we get more of that before his return. Two in One has been a really nice vehicle for examining an Earth without Reed and Sue in only three issues and its overdue and appreciated.
Truly enjoying these first three issues. A very nice mix of nostalgia to present the characters accurately and respectfully while acknowledging the present and looking to the future and trying not to be a blatant rehash of the past. Hard to do after nearly 60 years of continuity.
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