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Subj: I mostly agree, but a single "Byrne Steal" is all this is worth. Blech!
Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 at 06:36:53 pm EDT
Reply Subj: Is The Initative Supposed to Be A Youth/Kiddy Book? [SPOILERS]
Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 at 03:18:20 pm EDT
> I'm rather surprised at the way some characters are portrayed, and
> the way a lot of the younger characters are continuously drawn making
> awkward, geeky, and juvenile expressions. If this is how this book
> will continue, and I'll give it a few more issues, No Thanks.
> There's no reason that younger people have to be portrayed as weird,
> unsophisticated idiots.
> I can't beleive that the Bengal, for instance, needs to be treated
> like a moron by his 'drill instructor,' a parody straight out of An
> Officer and A Gentleman, or that, seeing the way the others are being
> treated in some cases, that Stingray would stand casually by and
> receive similar orders.
To be honest, I'm not even sure what Bengal is doing here. When did he even become a United States citizen? How did he become a US citizen after waging a personal, terrorist war against US soldiers?
And yes, Stingray flat-out doesn't belong. It's pretty insulting that he's here.
> And after what Triathlon went through in outer space with the 3-D Man
> and the Triune Understanding culprits at the end of Kurt's run, I
> hardly think he needs to be 'drafted' at this level.
> I'm no fan of Slott's writing so far either, but I'm giving this book
> a few more issues to come around and start treating itself with
> But if it's a Generation X knock-off, I'll drop it.
> Sad to think that Ultimo battled Iron Man for MUtime years to a
> stand-still, and here he's giving the Mighty Avengers a run for their
> money, and then some dinkbat named Armory takes him down in one blast
> (and puts a hole right through him, a big one), even though Ms.
> Marvel has just said Ultimo's armor is 'nearly indestructible.'
> Is Slott thinking this all through, or just drumming it all up in the
> tub while collecting a fat paycheck?
I strongly believe the latter.
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