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Subj: Re: Meanwhile in another DIMENSION: Doctor Strange #13....
Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 at 01:38:12 pm CDT (Viewed 58 times)
Reply Subj: Meanwhile in another DIMENSION: Doctor Strange #13....
Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 at 09:55:12 am CDT (Viewed 90 times)

Just "okay" for me.

    = Grabber cover!
    = Doc volunteers, insists really, on being a Herald!
    = Galactus the Devourer is made into a JUNKIE!
    = The Return of CLEA, long overdue where she's more than key to the story! Good for her!
    = The Strange Bedfellows team-up with Umar, plus udate on her dimension.
    = Where there's Clea & Umar can Dormy be far behind? --nope, page 18!
    = Doc has not one but TWO big fights and does impressively.

The junkie thing isn't really new for Galactus. Once upon a time, he was addicted to the Old Power from Hulk stories.

    This story and art was back to a good, solid superhero adventure. The big nitpick is the implication that the mystic Dimension trapping G is probably as vast as the 616 Universe. This feels too big. Dimensions should be more ambiguous and fluid in boundaries - and smaller. Maybe the size of 'a galaxy' at most? All ephemeral planes with patchwork connection to the main reality/timeline. Like, maybe the Negative Zone is an amalgam of Dimensions and the Prime Material Plane that's why it could AS BIG being the reverse anti-matter of our space (although have we ever really seen the reverse of other 616 worlds in a book yet?). Even the 'dimensions' of the Ten Realms must have a limit how far the Asgard Spaceships can sail before they're forced to turn around or go to the greater 616 plane, eh. The Map of the Multiverse that DC recently put out was a lot of smart and Marvel should adopt more standard constants when it comes to dimensions - rather than let writers change the Marvel playground on a whim of an unrelated story pitch. For example sometimes Man-Thing's Nexus of Worlds was access to other realities and sometimes to other dimensions. But it always comes across as the destination description is (confusingly) interchangable. Now if it can access both then fine but has it ever been stated categorically? Might have have to go back and dig up those Quasar issues or Hulk #301 for more debate material.

The words "realities" and "dimensions" are pretty much synonymous. The Nexus' name often has "All" inserted in there, meaning any and all realities and even realities between realities. Anything goes. No rules.

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