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Subj: Re: Why I won't be picking up WWH: Frontline (no spoilers)
Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2007 at 11:00:29 am EDT
Reply Subj: Why I won't be picking up WWH: Frontline (no spoilers)
Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2007 at 05:49:49 pm EDT
You're being very kind in your criticism, I think. While some people enjoyed Frontline, and that's all well and good..I didn't and dropped the book for all the reasons you stated, plus, I felt that the ending was unsatisfying and predictable when I borrowed a friends copy and felt happy that I hadnt purchased it. If we can expect from WWH Frontline what we got from CW Frontline, then i'm out. In fact, i'm out either way. As a comic reader, I can suspend disbelief...I have to...but when you try to incorporate real-world elements into fictional stories, at least be true to what is being presented. Reporters just dont act like they were shown to have in Frontline. Whats the point of showing the sidelines and reporters covering the sidelines if your characters are too busy wrestling with the issues to do the job of reporting the story? If all reporters were like this, "Weekly World News" would have to change it's name to "Weekly World Diatribe."
Biggest problems with Frontline:
Sally has exclusive interview with Cap, the resistance leader. Nobody else has been given this opportunity to present the resistances side. Cap begins to explain, Sally gets digusted, walks out on interview to go on a date instead.
Ben Urich has a story so BIG that it can't be printed.
Ben Urich decides that in light of having a story so big it can't be printed, he must now quit the Daily Bugle.
JJJ wishes Ben luck and lets him quit, instead of demanding his best reporter do his job and WRITE the big story.
In an interview with Cap after he has surrendered, Sally almost manages to conduct a proper interview, before deciding to criticize Cap instead for being out of touch and basically ignores his side of the story. Ben sits and watches.
WWH Frontline. Fiasco says no thanks.
I'm all over the main story though. One of the few books coming out that i'm looking forward to.
Sadly, the largest part of my reason is because I want to see Hulk teach Iron Ass a lesson. Thanks for that much, Civil War!!
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