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Beowulf

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zvelf

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Subj: Re: JSA vs Kobra - Not bad, but...
Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 at 02:43:20 pm EDT (Viewed 3 times)
Reply Subj: Re: JSA vs Kobra - Not really all that spoilery but
Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 at 10:46:38 pm EDT (Viewed 190 times)

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        You get a new iteration of a terrific villain.
        You get to focus on one character - Mr Terrific is the perfect choice for a large number of reasons - and while he has never been my favorite he is so well depicted here that you are almost instantly invested in him.

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          You still get to see the team (and I think this is about the maximum number of folks a JSA story should have)in operation with everyone getting a moment to shine.

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            This is what the book should look and feel like.

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              I am still on the bubble with Willingham but this series has my complete buy in

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        It was a pretty good starting point, but the pacing seemed kind of weird and as someone who did not read Checkmate, I wish Kobra's background had been filled out a little more.



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    Kobra was such a pivotal role in the "greying" of Al's character and Al response was so pivotal to Kobra that it didn't bother me. Plus it helped that I read the Kobra Faces of Evil one-shot recently.



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    Expand on your thoughts about pace if you get a chance. Was it the back and forth between T and K's points of view that felt a touch funky?


Yes, that and jumping around in time and space so much was disorienting. Still, I liked the no-nonsense tone and the urgency in the issue. It felt like something was at stake whereas in the main series, a lot of the drama in the past two years felt like they were just going through the motions.


... who is that Kobra guy?

Is it Jason Burr somehow come back to life after Adam ripped his heart out, another relative, someone completely unrelated (aside from being his successor)? I thought Kobra's girlfriend took over his role?

Could someone fill me in?


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