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Subj: Re: Thoughts on Yesterday's FF, Fallen Son: Avengers, Silent War, & Wolverine [SPOILERS]
Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2007 at 12:41:22 pm EDT
Reply Subj: Re: Thoughts on Yesterday's FF, Fallen Son: Avengers, Silent War, & Wolverine [SPOILERS]
Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2007 at 12:25:08 pm EDT

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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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> 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.
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> 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.

I share your thoughts about this mini. I thought the latest chapter was just as strong however, as Frazier's art really conveyed the anguish of Black Bolt and Medusa. This books does what so little others do for me these days...go out and purchase other books. This is how you generate interest in characters-not with endless crossovers with a lot of people just standing around.

I bought the first couple issues of the Jenkins Inhuman mini, and while I can't say for sure, I don't think it concentrated on Ahura at all. That story was told in an Inhumans Graphic Novel from 1988. I think there were other chapters in Daredevil(I vaguely remember those issues) and an issue of FF Unlimited that I don't own. Here's the cover to that Graphic novel. I'm going to try to track it down myself.
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