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Subj: Re: WotR - Journey into Mystery #1: Spring may not have sprung yet but Marvel has...
Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 at 09:40:16 pm CDT (Viewed 88 times)
Reply Subj: Re: WotR - Journey into Mystery #1: Spring may not have sprung yet but Marvel has...
Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 at 03:27:58 pm CDT (Viewed 83 times)



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      War-Of-The-Realms-Journey-Into-Mystery 001 (of 5)



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    I totally enjoyed this - but hey, I totally enjoy Asgardians of the Galaxy too, so what do I know?

AotG has been very good. Almost all my TMB reviews have been positive, iirc.
[EDIT Sat.: Just read their crossover also out now: https://www.comicboards.com/php/show.php?msg=thor-2019041401073168]


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      Spring may not have sprung yet but Marvel has SPRUNG a whole bunch of WTH reveals and a WAY contrived quest party on us with this mini. Too unlikely and unevenly, imo. Not that there isn't marginal fun to suspend your disbelief with.



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    Lots of marginal fun! Wait - is that an oxymoron?

Definitely maybe.


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      And sure a lot of "JOURNEY" but no satisfaction of "MYSTERY" to sell. Where to begin? Where to begin? Read this 2 days ago but to coherently formulate a 'review' with all the gripes and good points seemed too daunting. So, here is just a cathartic dumping of jots that went thru my head as reading...



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    This is why people post here: catharsis!



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      How did the team get an RV?



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    It's Wonder Man's RV.
    Yup. He was sitting in it when Balder recruited him.

Nice catch!


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      ···weeeird gathering of heroes; hope the explanation is a good one...



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    These are the ones who were willing and able and could be recruited on the way to Oklahoma. Chosen by fate, as it were. Like the Fellowship of the Ring. One thing I've decided: We can't go too far wrong if we assume the inspiration (for pretty much anything in this crossover event) is Tolkien's masterpiece.

Was it fate? It seems unlikely they came across them without the company going after some off-panel directions. On the other hand that's how fantasy quest en route recruiting has been done many times. Hmm... did any fans draw a mapquest path they took?


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      ···DEATH LOCKET?! That's out of left field. Not a bad thing to add in Global Crisis. Was her last story Avengers Undercover?



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    I never heard of her. She seems pretty tragic. No friends. No family. Just robots she's programmed to act like they like her. But that's why she's willing. Loneliness.

She had bad mojo going in the conclusion of Undercover:
https://www.comicboards.com/php/show.php?msg=avengers-2014091011150283



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      ···Thori is fun - not sure about him constantly leaving his best friend and master's side, though



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    I don't think he has any way of getting to where Thor is. Otherwise he'd go there instantly. Lockjaw he ain't, sadly. Say, I wonder if Lockjaw could get to where Thor is.

Depends on the writer and scenario. You raise another curious element - whether the Inhumans will get involved here.


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      ···it's kind a funny bit that heroes don't drive - are they pushing it to add the comedy fo Sindr's fire-being DO DRIVE?! Is that a helltransport or retrofitting used vehicle?



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    It's weird that Simon can't drive. But I have to say, it's not weird that he can't figure out the car seat. Those things seem to be designed by someone who hates us all.

It might be argued that simple cartech should be mastered(at least as well as Jake Lockley) by Deathlocket as soon as she plugs in.


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      ···DRUID?! That's out of left field. Not a bad thing in Global Crisis. Was Seb's last story Hickman's Secret Warriors?

The Secret Warrior MB archive is gone, so don't have the final issue link in mind to search for. Hmm... maybe someone will tell him his presumed dead dad dabbles as an evil ghost on Weirdworld.


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    Never heard of him. But he's a better choice for this story than Doctor Strange would have been. Strange would just hide the baby in some other universe. The End.



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      ···neat exposition device with Balder learning status quo things after being dead



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    Yup. And funny!

True dat.


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      ···THOR HAS A BABY SISTER (Laussa)?!



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    Apparently. He also has Angela - not a baby but a sister.



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      ···FREYJA HAD SEX WITH ODIN less than 1-2 year ago?



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    "I know, I know, it's bracing, but it shall pass... mostly."



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      ···THOR HAS A (humungous) CASTLE in Broxton (still)?



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    This is the JMS castle, right?

Probably - according to TheBlackGuardian's reply below.


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      ···GAEA HAS TAKEN HUMAN FORM to be a nanny?



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    That name drives me nuts. Gaea is the GREEK goddess of the Earth. (sigh)

It's probably just a human misidentification thru the ages. And she's not really part of that Pantheon similar to Ancient Man believing Zuras was THE Greek god.


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      ···THOR IS EXILED is a footnote for WotR#1 but didn't he show up?



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    I don't know if "exiled" is the right word, but he's gone and nobody can get to him, so it amounts to the same thing, in practical terms.

Yeah, Loki "ubered" him to Jotunheim.


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      ···WAR OF THE REALMS battles and destruction started "DAYS AGO". How many days? Is it upon readers to calculate the # of DAYS it would take an RV to drive from NYC to California recruiting heroes? Bah.



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    This is one of those things that you think about and I don't.



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      After a few hours the destruction would probably be 10 times compared to that done by the entire Secret Empire Event? Does that mean readers have a moanful COSMIC RESET to look forward to?



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    It doesn't seem like a reset will be needed. Just a lot of fighting.

This will be easy to discern if a button need be pushed when we get the final Dead List when the final chapters come around. Not to mention early solicit potential contradictions (for eg. https://www.comicboards.com/php/show.php?msg=thor-2019040918124069)


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      ···soooooo, Asgardians will be killing and Earth heroes will be just smiting trope, eh? *sigh*



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    Now that I did think about. But it makes sense. Asgardians have been beheading giants and trolls for thousands of years. What will jar me is if Asgardians start beheading mortals. That shouldn't happen.



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      ···is there some new design bit in Miles' dull colored costume?



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    An art error, I think.



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      ···why did Kate go to Texas and not with WCA? Just to serve a lame supervillain when Midgard is being set ablaze?



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    She didn't seem to be aware of the War of the Realms. Or if she was, she just figured the Avengers would handle it. Mortals have no idea of the scope of this battle - yet.

Well, that's why, imo, the storytelling should be clear how much time and destruction has passed. As you imply, when they meet up with Kate it must have been lots. If the words on the back of Melania's jacket are spread across the country within the hour then giant cannibals chomping heads and a dimension of fire beings torching NY must've been on Kate's iPad by now.


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    ··· ATM, Wondy is still a pacifist. How long will THAT last in a War?



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    Longer than I would like. I hate the pacifism thing. It's bizarre.



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      Fun line: "PITCH ME!"



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    Actor jargon. I liked it.

Looking forward to his teammates encouraging him to Break A Leg of the next Frost Giant. ;\)



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    Good idea to get him to fight the bridge instead.



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    "Fight the bridge" is my favorite phrase of the day.



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      ··AHA! Just a repurposed Helltransport if it can't make it over that small gap...



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    They just don't make Helltransports like they used to.

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      OH SNAP! Maybe it doesn't carry fire-beings... maybe it's only... ARES?!



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    And there you have it - a mystery!

Touché!





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