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Subj: Re: I was dissapointed in the first issue [SPOILERS]
Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 at 11:24:10 am EDT
Reply Subj: I was dissapointed in the first issue [SPOILERS]
Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 at 11:14:56 am EDT

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I'm a fan of Slott's and I feel that he can and most likely will improve with this series. But I can't argue that it got off to a bad start. None of the new characters that appealing and I don't care much for that drill instructor with the big arm. There's a lot of negatives to point out about this issue and many people have already done so. I don't care much for the art either.

Still, I'm going to give this series a shot, at least for a while longer. At this point it doesn't really feel like an "Avengers" book.

It was fairly bad, I'm not going to deny that. Still, I've collected plenty of books that got off to a shaky start.

> 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.
> 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 respect.
> 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?

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I think the book should have been called MARVEL UNIVERSE: THE INITIATIVE, but I guess Marvel figured pasting the AVENGERS label on it instead would work out better.

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