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Subj: Re: Thoughts on Yesterday's FF, Fallen Son: Avengers, Silent War, & Wolverine [SPOILERS]
Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2007 at 11:25:08 am CDT
Reply Subj: Re: Thoughts on Yesterday's FF, Fallen Son: Avengers, Silent War, & Wolverine [SPOILERS]
Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2007 at 10:03:41 am CDT

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I'm trying not to let my problems with a few panels detract from my overall enjoyment of McDuffie's FF, as I've stated in other posts. Other than this little glitch I thought the latest issue was solid.
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A flip through of Fallen Son made me put it back, at least for now. I might pick it up later. The Mighty Avengers battle with Tiger-Shark seemed full of silly little jokes and TS was just a punching bag. I'm surprised Loeb went with the "If I beat you I'll have respect" motivation for TS, it's old and cliche.

Spider-man is used to death by now. I'm not saying Cap's death wouldn't affect him, but his reaction makes him appear as the most juvenile of the team. I know Quesada wants to "de-age" him, but here he's acting like a teenager who's never lost a comrade before. If anyone knows about death and how to cope it's Peter.
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> Silent War: Yowza. What a great series and a terrific issue, the best so far by far. The writer and artist really know what they're doing and work well together.

I can't agree more. Home run, and I'm loving this mini.
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> We find out why Medusa has been approaching (a-hem) Maximus in his cell and also that Medusa and Blackbolt have an insane son, which, to the best of my knowledge, which isn't perfect when it comes to the Inhumans (I didn't read the Inhumans miniseries which came out about 5 years ago), is the first we're hearing of this. Bravo! On his best day, Bendis couldn't write something like this, IMO, without making it dreary, self-conscious, and 'arty' in the worst sense. This series is both fun and 'serious.' Awesome.

Well, we now know Maximus probably isn't exactly powerless and we saw the extent of his villainy. What a delightfully sleazy villain. I was glad to see mention of Bolt's son again, and you can sense both parent's anguish and guilt about how he has been treated. I wouldn't be surprised if he, on some level, the child is working with Maximus. This is the type of book I love and hardly see enough of these days. Kudos to Hine and Frazier. Even Maria Hill is tolerable in this story. I do have to question how Luna, born human, has been able to survive prolonged exposure to the mists while Hine states that mortals can only live a limited time after exposed. I didn't pick up that Graphic Novel years ago which featured the birth of Medusa and Bolt's son, but now I may try to track it down.
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> > Silent War: Yowza. What a great series and a terrific issue, the best so far by far. The writer and artist really know what they're doing and work well together.
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> I can't agree more. Home run, and I'm loving this mini.
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> > We find out why Medusa has been approaching (a-hem) Maximus in his cell and also that Medusa and Blackbolt have an insane son, which, to the best of my knowledge, which isn't perfect when it comes to the Inhumans (I didn't read the Inhumans miniseries which came out about 5 years ago), is the first we're hearing of this. Bravo! On his best day, Bendis couldn't write something like this, IMO, without making it dreary, self-conscious, and 'arty' in the worst sense. This series is both fun and 'serious.' Awesome.
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> Well, we now know Maximus probably isn't exactly powerless and we saw the extent of his villainy. What a delightfully sleazy villain. I was glad to see mention of Bolt's son again, and you can sense both parent's anguish and guilt about how he has been treated. I wouldn't be surprised if he, on some level, the child is working with Maximus. This is the type of book I love and hardly see enough of these days. Kudos to Hine and Frazier. Even Maria Hill is tolerable in this story. I do have to question how Luna, born human, has been able to survive prolonged exposure to the mists while Hine states that mortals can only live a limited time after exposed. I didn't pick up that Graphic Novel years ago which featured the birth of Medusa and Bolt's son, but now I may try to track it down.
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I too am loving Silent War. I picked it up mainly due to it's attachment to X-Factor, and I am so glad I did. I loved Hine's District X and he's still got that great storytelling ability. So many parts to our intricate plot are given time in each issue. I actually thought this was the weakest issue so far, just because not a lot happened. Granted, we got some closer character moments with Medusa and Maximus, but after the first issue battle with the FF, and the standoff with Madrox, Layla, and Quicksilver in issue two, this one just felt a little empty to me. Even still, I enjoyed it immensely and I cannot wait to see the battle in issue four.

I need to pick up Son of M obviously, but to those in the know, is the past Paul Jenkens run of Inhumans important to this story (and is it good)? I assumed that Black Bolt and Medusa's son might be a main plot point from that series.


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