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Tiger Shark

Subj: Re: My Thoughts On Those Books & More On The Already-Soured Initiative [SPOILERS]
Posted: Fri Apr 06, 2007 at 02:32:24 am EDT
Reply Subj: My Thoughts On Those Books & More On The Already-Soured Initiative [SPOILERS]
Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 at 09:19:10 am EDT

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I liked Omega Flight, and wish it were an ongoing series; as you mention, it's a 'team building' series apparently, and the team may be completed just as the series ends. That's a mistake, I think: Julia Carpenter and Beta Ray Bill have a lot of fans around the world (I've loved Julia since her time with Freedom Force, and hugely prefer her to the recent incarnation of Spider Woman I), as does Sasquatch.

It was well-written and nuanced, and yes, the battle with the WC was very well done, and finally gave these overused, badly-used bad guys a chance to shine. I also liked the way they were portrayed as massively built--and wide too. But, then would they have all fit in that rinky-dink green car? Somehow I doubt it. Can I live with that errror? SURE.

In the Heralds book, I much preferred the Silver Surfer story; and the Devito art was exceptional. Why isn't this guy doing the Mighty Avengers or even New Avengers, which badly needs a decent regular artist?

I found the Firelord story a bit meager, complicated, and hard to follow, though of course it was good to see what's happening around the cosmos in the wake of the A. Wave.

But the Silver Surfur story, for me, was excellent large-scale cosmic action, and I believed every bit of it: seeing the Surfur actually ride a cosmic wave a la Lard Hamilton was a joy to behold. Good stuff.

I'm still on the fence about The Initaitive (sp?). Having the whole new training thing go utterly wrong and then have it covered up by the powers that be....ALREADY this program has gone sour? Too much, way too soon.

One more example of how Marvel simply doesn't know how to write, dramatize, and express true heroism anymore: the apple's always rotten at the core. Yuch.

Happy holidays everybody. Good luck with the eggs.

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> I'm still on the fence about The Initaitive (sp?). Having the whole new training thing go utterly wrong and then have it covered up by the powers that be....ALREADY this program has gone sour? Too much, way too soon.
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> One more example of how Marvel simply doesn't know how to write, dramatize, and express true heroism anymore: the apple's always rotten at the core. Yuch.
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To me, the scene in question just illustrates to a powerful degree just how vital a program the Initiative is and its ultimate goal of training inexperienced heroes to prevent such tragedies, although the trainers need to reevaluate their regimen program...properly train the heroes solo first, then in group formations....darn it, bring in Prof. X!

As shocking the scene with MVP was...based upon Von Blitzschlag's cryptic statement, perhaps the boy's fate is not yet set in stone...as crazy as that sounds.

Beyond that, as a Marvel fan of nearly 30 years...I quite enjoyed the debut issue of the Initiative!

> Happy holidays everybody. Good luck with the eggs.

It'll be my son's first hunt! We shall see!


-BMK!-