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Subj: Re: Reviews for March- Comments Appreciated [SPOILERS]
Posted: Tue Apr 03, 2007 at 03:25:47 pm EDT
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> Uncanny X-Men #484- Having read three Brubaker books this week, this
> was the weakest and so far Uncanny hasn't been the best of his work
> at Marvel. The series perhaps feels too unimportant when it should
> feel important. Maybe it's because there are only three issues left
> and the story is taking a bit long to pay-off, either way, this was
> one of the better issues of the story. We finally get a lot of team
> interaction (and some relationships begin to build I'm suprised that
> Bru is putting Alex and Lorna back together but I guess Austen and
> Milligan's runs just left a bad taste in my mouth concerning the
> classic relationship. Rachel and Korvus also get some more time).
> The action is fun and Tan does a great job on illustrations. I also
> like how Bru writes Lilandra, her scenes interested me when I went
> into this arc hoping to see more X-Men action as opposed to more of
> the Shiar.

For me, all of the women in this issue came across as being weak, and it left a sour taste in my mouth. Although Rachel was lashing out, she was made to feel bad about it by Kurt (nevermind that most of the other men were running around with guns, swords, and knives, kicking as much buttocks as they could). Lilandra begging the male Shi'ar general to help her retake the empire, and he first refuses because she's a weak woman. Hepzibah and Lorna are just distractions for the men.

However, at least things are starting to happen in this arc. I just really can't wait until it's over.

> Mighty Avengers #1- Considering how serious Civil War and New
> Avengers have been feeling, I was pleasantly suprised with the first
> issue of Mighty.

Same here. I wish we would have been getting this sort of thing in New Avengers the past 2+ years.

> New Avengers #28- This title has really shown a different kind of
> "Avengers" and this issue just proves it. The way Bendis has everyone
> interact is just great. Cage appears to be getting used to being a
> leader (speaking of Cage, Yu drew the hell out of that escape scene
> at the grocery store) and I loved the interactions between the
> characters. The way Bendis wrote the kitchen scene was great ("Oh
> great, Civil War two") and I also enjoyed seeing a bit on how this
> team was formed. Iron Man and Ms. Marvel deciding to use Cap's body
> as bait just seemed to be on par with hiring supervillains and
> cloning gods. Especially after having read The Confession, yet then
> again, Iron Man does use phrases like "sore loser" to Cap... Tony
> just seems different and unpredictable thanks to Bendis and co.. The
> whole flashback collides really nicely with the present at the end
> (Logan and the Silver Samurai's interaction was also well written).
> Yu draws some great pin-ups and splash pages.

Agreed. However, I think I would have preferred the story begin at the beginning (showing the team getting together, going after Steve, then getting the message about Echo) instead of all of the flashbacks.

Also, I wasn't wild about the way the Avengers just showed up unannounced at the Silver Samurai's pad, then had the audacity to beat him down. Nice manners this team has. *rhe*

> Justice League of America #6-

> Other then that, this had the iconic moments. You could see that
> Meltzer is a fan and is trying, or in this case doing the characters
> a great service by trying something new yet still keeping some of the
> old ideas. The various actions of the league members showed how they
> work as a team and I loved the double page spread of Amazo and Red
> Tornado.

Agreed with this part. I'm loving the JLA for the first time since the early-80s.

Egads, you buy a lot of books!
____________________


> > Uncanny X-Men #484- Having read three Brubaker books this week, this
> > was the weakest and so far Uncanny hasn't been the best of his work
> > at Marvel. The series perhaps feels too unimportant when it should
> > feel important. Maybe it's because there are only three issues left
> > and the story is taking a bit long to pay-off, either way, this was
> > one of the better issues of the story. We finally get a lot of team
> > interaction (and some relationships begin to build I'm suprised that
> > Bru is putting Alex and Lorna back together but I guess Austen and
> > Milligan's runs just left a bad taste in my mouth concerning the
> > classic relationship. Rachel and Korvus also get some more time).
> > The action is fun and Tan does a great job on illustrations. I also
> > like how Bru writes Lilandra, her scenes interested me when I went
> > into this arc hoping to see more X-Men action as opposed to more of
> > the Shiar.
>
> For me, all of the women in this issue came across as being weak, and it left a sour taste in my mouth. Although Rachel was lashing out, she was made to feel bad about it by Kurt (nevermind that most of the other men were running around with guns, swords, and knives, kicking as much buttocks as they could). Lilandra begging the male Shi'ar general to help her retake the empire, and he first refuses because she's a weak woman. Hepzibah and Lorna are just distractions for the men.
>
> However, at least things are starting to happen in this arc. I just really can't wait until it's over.

I can agree with that, I absolutely like Ed Brubaker as a writer but his latest take on the X-Men has just been too drawn out.

> > Mighty Avengers #1- Considering how serious Civil War and New
> > Avengers have been feeling, I was pleasantly suprised with the first
> > issue of Mighty.
>
> Same here. I wish we would have been getting this sort of thing in New Avengers the past 2+ years.
>
> > New Avengers #28- This title has really shown a different kind of
> > "Avengers" and this issue just proves it. The way Bendis has everyone
> > interact is just great. Cage appears to be getting used to being a
> > leader (speaking of Cage, Yu drew the hell out of that escape scene
> > at the grocery store) and I loved the interactions between the
> > characters. The way Bendis wrote the kitchen scene was great ("Oh
> > great, Civil War two") and I also enjoyed seeing a bit on how this
> > team was formed. Iron Man and Ms. Marvel deciding to use Cap's body
> > as bait just seemed to be on par with hiring supervillains and
> > cloning gods. Especially after having read The Confession, yet then
> > again, Iron Man does use phrases like "sore loser" to Cap... Tony
> > just seems different and unpredictable thanks to Bendis and co.. The
> > whole flashback collides really nicely with the present at the end
> > (Logan and the Silver Samurai's interaction was also well written).
> > Yu draws some great pin-ups and splash pages.
>
> Agreed. However, I think I would have preferred the story begin at the beginning (showing the team getting together, going after Steve, then getting the message about Echo) instead of all of the flashbacks.

I don't mind Bendis attempting to try something, well I guess for him it would "creative" \:\-\)
I still don't see how anyone can justify what Iron Man is doing. I mean, he in a sense he is being realistic but I think there is a fine line between justifying your position and acting like a dirtbag.

> Also, I wasn't wild about the way the Avengers just showed up unannounced at the Silver Samurai's pad, then had the audacity to beat him down. Nice manners this team has. *rhe*
>
> > Justice League of America #6-
>
> > Other then that, this had the iconic moments. You could see that
> > Meltzer is a fan and is trying, or in this case doing the characters
> > a great service by trying something new yet still keeping some of the
> > old ideas. The various actions of the league members showed how they
> > work as a team and I loved the double page spread of Amazo and Red
> > Tornado.
>
> Agreed with this part. I'm loving the JLA for the first time since the early-80s.

I can't wait for that upcoming JLA/JSA crossover. I just think that DC has gotten a much better handle on their characters since they decided to start doing universe wide events like Identity/Infinite Crisis. I mean, when I look at Marvel, I have to admit I'm a little suprised how they got all their books to move forward with Civil War (then again, it's only the books that had characters that were a concern.... stuff like Astonishing X-Men and I guess something like Wolverine: Origins are still off doing their own thing), I would have expected that with egos and all the various storylines that the Civil War aftermath would be a conflict for readers.

> Egads, you buy a lot of books!
> ____________________
>


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