Quote:I liked the way the mind-ring was done in the Knaufs story: as just a weak illusion casting ring that supplemented The Mandarin's skill as a bullshitter without overshadowing it.
Me too (comparatively). Princess Bride is one of my fave movies and it was very disturbing reading Mandy say "AS YOU WISH" ...twice! And a bit awkward too - he couldnt have been planting the phrase after the fact, eh?, so it must have been smug self-satisfaction alone. Though, any implied inflection was lost in translation.
Besides addressing the 'problems' posted/perceived past ish,
also would've liked better:
â€¢Broxton staying as (sentimentally sensitive) HQ intead of Aberdeen(for no given reason?).
â€¢a harassment suit filed on behalf of poor, unwilling Tim against one (dominatresque) Ms. Cabe. SPOILER at dreamwith:
â€¢the Resilient Security Chief knowing what specific alarms are for (read a manual instead of baby monitoring Pepper).
â€¢maybe more unique or Oriental mechanizations other than failed MAGGIA base-tech for attack (though maybe he is trying to hide his input) for some Mandarin flair.
â€¢a concerned Tony Stark that checks himself if the docs he fired upon were injured.
â€¢DSC?! A Corps now? Ugh. Watch there'll be specialized armors.
â€¢some more tidbits to Anthem's injury and mention of The Order.
â€¢armor that doesn't frustrate me with unexplored operations, like, did the suit grows over clothes or replace 'em (not that either way is favored)?
â€¢walking thru a door 3 feet away over a more dramatic fugitive exit by destructive glass smashing.
â€¢a more inviting next issue tease than a WM/IM clash. We just had that (displeasure) in 2.0. And it appears Rhodes has exclusive access to STARK INTEL? But is free to disclose it to the military in front of an audience, heh. Hmmm, better/worse/same as Avengers Intel? Wonder if'll like how and how fast they will get the 2 to China.
Iron Man #512
Resolving to move on...