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Drats. ATM, can barely budget one mini - unless a title is dropped. Any recommendation which to choose? They all have something happening that is of interest based on the solicits.



BIG HERO SIX #2 (of 5)
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT
Pencils & Cover by DAVID NAKAYAMA
Fresh from a battle that left the Tezuka Advanced Science Institute in ruins, Japan’s finest find themselves dispatched to the United States! With BH6 undercover as students, will Southport High School share the same fate? Plus, what better way to get to know a new team member than a knock down, drag out brawl? Is Big Hero 6 ready for New York? More importantly, is New York ready for Big Hero 6?

-International heroes!

VENOM: DARK ORIGIN #3 (of 5)
Written by ZEB WELLS
Pencils & Cover by ANGEL MEDINA
“Amid the chaos, there comes a costume--!” On an alien world, at the behest of an all-powerful megalomaniac, armies of heroes and villains face off in one of the greatest conflicts in Marvel history...and Spider-Man is there! As failed journalist Eddie Brock sinks deeper into the poisonous depths of his soul, the hero who ruined his life comes back from the Secret Wars with a living, breathing alien symbiote. Writer Zeb Wells (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) and artist Angel Medina (SENSATIONAL SPIDER-MAN) chronicle the twin corruptions doomed to bring together a wreck of a man and a jealous monster to form one of Spider-Man’s deadliest foes!

-should be a villain again!

GHOST RIDER: DANNY KETCH #1 (of 5)
Written by SIMON SPURRIER
Penciled by JAVIER SALTARES
Cover by CLINT LANGLEY
You’ve heard the news by now. He’s been away, he’s been down to rock bottom; but he’s back. Dan Ketch reborn: a stranger, darker figure. So what happened, Dannyboy? Where did it all go wrong? Tying-into Jason Aaron’s stunning take on the Ghost Rider mythos, artist Javier Saltares (Iron Man, Cat Woman) and writer Simon Spurrier (Gutsville, Silver Surfer) present a tormented fall into the deepest pits of the soul. Join us – via Technomancer babes, talking carrion-birds, battering-rams on bikes and the inescapable hunger for Vengeance – for a dark tale of Addiction...

-catching up with Ketch!

SKRULLS VS. POWER PACK #4 (of 4)
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Penciled by CORY HAMSCHER
Cover by GURIHIRU
Power Pack is after it! Franklin Richards, H.E.R.B.I.E., and Smartship Friday are after it! The Skrull agents impersonating the Power kids are after it! Intergalactic bounty hunters Ambercombie and Finch are after it! And no one wants it worse than the fierce Skrull Warpriest Kho'ja, who possesses all the Pack's powers! What is it? Well, we're not going to tell you. This is just a solicitation. But it's the prize that lies at the heart of the PUZZLE PLANET!

-that cover looks like good fun!




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Can't stand Ghost Rider or Venom, and non-continuity Power Pack doesn't interest me.




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> Can't stand Ghost Rider or Venom, and non-continuity Power Pack doesn't interest me.



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Given this is coming from the guy who doesn't drop coin on any monthlies, but Big Hero Six looks pretty fun, and gives Claremont an instant reason for his female characters to have great CFCKF (Claremont Female Character Kung Fu!)

More on Venom? Wow.. who cares? Ghost Rider is an acquired taste that I've never become adjusted to, and Power Pack.. not sure who gets those books. Is it a kid's thing or.. gotta be a kid's thing. Didn't read 'em in the 80's, still no interest now.




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> Drats. ATM, can barely budget one mini - unless a title is dropped. Any recommendation which to choose? They all have something happening that is of interest based on the solicits.
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...it looks like you're a couple issues into most of these series. Which one stands out to you?

And as you consider the answer to that question, try to be objective. For example, if you love Venom (the character) but the writing is cr@ppy in the book, recognize it for what it is and treat it accordingly.

A miniseries is supposed to be an "event". It should be a tightly packed, impression-making tale woven into a quick espresso jolt of storytelling. Need recent examples? Just re-read the first issues of any of the Annihilation-related miniseries. Those are great examples of how mini's are supposed to set the table and leave you looking forward to the next issue. IMO, each of those series did a great job as a stand-alone series as well as a preamble to the larger tapestry of the entirety of the Annihilation event.

If your desire to have a complete series is greater than the enjoyment you're getting out of the book, dump it. And I speak from experience. The OCD-Completist in me has led me to purchase literally 100's of comics over the years that were utter cr@p because I just couldn't bear to have an incomplete set.

For example, that most recent Alpha Flight mini was utter dreck. After the first couple issues, I held exactly ZERO hope that it was going to pull out of its stink dive by the end. But I still bought the last 3 issues because I "had" to complete the set. And I gave that complete set away at the first opportunity.

So, I'd suggest, if an issue #1 of any of these series tempted you to write a review on these boards saying "this first issue was suh-WEET, and here's why...", then that's the series you buy. If the miniseries "espresso" was underwhelming with issue #1, they're probably going to continue to be underwhelming for the rest of the way.

Ohotmu

P.S. If the "dropped" series are any good, they'll be available at a later date as a TPB.


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emerick-man

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> >
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> ...it looks like you're a couple issues into most of these series. Which one stands out to you?

Not sure why the solicit site had the different #'s. Havent seen any of these #1's yet. But yeah, this thread has me deciding to jump on the bandwagon too. Like how MI13 is all international (BK will receive my wish. He will.) And missed the last showing of Japan's six-pack, so, BIG HERO 6 it will be.
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> And as you consider the answer to that question, try to be objective. For example, if you love Venom (the character) but the writing is cr@ppy in the book, recognize it for what it is and treat it accordingly.

Venom has more potential than he is utilizing as a hero. He eats people so can never go down the good path, or cafeteria line, with my blessing as a true hero. The last Brock 2parter was a good read/development too. This solicit seems to suggest leaning to less rewarded badassery. If it is...
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> A miniseries is supposed to be an "event". It should be a tightly packed, impression-making tale woven into a quick espresso jolt of storytelling. Need recent examples? Just re-read the first issues of any of the Annihilation-related miniseries. Those are great examples of how mini's are supposed to set the table and leave you looking forward to the next issue. IMO, each of those series did a great job as a stand-alone series as well as a preamble to the larger tapestry of the entirety of the Annihilation event.
>
> If your desire to have a complete series is greater than the enjoyment you're getting out of the book, dump it. And I speak from experience. The OCD-Completist in me has led me to purchase literally 100's of comics over the years that were utter cr@p because I just couldn't bear to have an incomplete set.
>
> For example, that most recent Alpha Flight mini was utter dreck. After the first couple issues, I held exactly ZERO hope that it was going to pull out of its stink dive by the end. But I still bought the last 3 issues because I "had" to complete the set. And I gave that complete set away at the first opportunity.

Me too. Was disappointed with the finished arc. Still stuck it out with national pride and hope.
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> So, I'd suggest, if an issue #1 of any of these series tempted you to write a review on these boards saying "this first issue was suh-WEET, and here's why...", then that's the series you buy.

The Power Pack cover is suh-WEET but not tempting in itself. They look like l'il Lobo Wannabes. \:\) If not continuity (as TBG reported below) or forced humor then that'd be a quick turn off. Also it is sooo scary to read to find out how old Franklin appears as.
> If the miniseries "espresso" was underwhelming with issue #1, they're probably going to continue to be underwhelming for the rest of the way.
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> Ohotmu
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> P.S. If the "dropped" series are any good, they'll be available at a later date as a TPB.







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Who looks at the Lookers?
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