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Piotr W.

In Reply To
BlakGard

Subj: Re: Some thoughts...
Posted: Sun May 13, 2007 at 07:07:07 am EDT
Reply Subj: Re: Some thoughts...
Posted: Sun May 13, 2007 at 06:19:46 am EDT

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> 3. I like thought bubbles in general, but Bendis doesn't do them well.
> His thought bubbles sound really ridiculous...

I thnk he's doing them well, showing everyone's doubts.

> 4. I like Ares's conversation with Carol. Although... asking Ares to
> formulate a battle plan? I don't know much about Marvel Ares, but
> mythological Ares wasn't a god of strategy and battle plans. He was
> more of a savage, dirty fighter. Strategy was Athena's schtick.

Yup. I kind of think this was part of Carol's point though--showing Ares really isn't capable of doing better.
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> I thnk he's doing them well, showing everyone's doubts.

Yeah, but there's something off with those thought bubbles... It's hard to explain, but I feel there's too many of them, the characters' thoughts are so banal... I don't know how to put it, but those thought bubbles feel really forced and artificial to me. They actually read like parodies of thought bubbles, as if Bendis is trying to convince everybody that thought bublles are a stupid narrative tool. As if he was trying to say: "Hey, old-school fans! You wanted thought bubbles in my comics? Well, here's some really irritating thought bubbles for you!".

> Yup. I kind of think this was part of Carol's point though--showing Ares really isn't capable of doing better.

Hm. You're right. I re-read the preview and it looks that Carol might not be expecting Ares to be able to plan etc., but wants to show hum that he could try learning it. If so, then OK, it makes sense.