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BlakGard

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Brand Echh

Subj: Re: New Avengers 31... [many, many SPOILERS]
Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 at 11:48:41 pm EDT
Reply Subj: Re: New Avengers 31... [many, many SPOILERS]
Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 at 12:28:16 am EDT

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> -art

I like Yu. In fact, I like, like Yu.

> -THE INITIATIVE on the cover

Yeah, that puzzled me, but I guess they slap that on everything directly dealing with Civil War fall out.

> -some times multiple splash pages in a title are is worth paying $3.75 for less content, it's rare but it's always case by case story basis. Though, fewer times multiple double splash pages are worth the extra money; there were 3 doubles which seemed a bit pricey.

The price sucks, but the splash pages were nice... I just wish we didn't have to wade through the last several issues of the same ninja fight.

> -passed on Previously Page completely which I felt in my pocketbook

Geeze, sensative much?

> -will never see Wong as a craggly faced manservant (with MU sliding time scale) he looks like a... like a skrull ;\)

Yeah, this is driving me nuts. Wong's a young guy, at least physically. I liked the interpretation in The Oath best.

> -Logan's swirling dervish claws were novel the first time but repeated nonstop use of this tactic seems off somehow; ugh

I liked it, but then, I like Yu.

> -such nonstop close quarter fighting is great to see all the New Avengers in one panel buuut since this has been going on since the arc began their lasting this long seems proportionately less likely against such numbers which hurts the credibility of the battle

I liked the fight in this issue best, but again, I wish we didn't have it over the past several.

> -okay, it would've been good to fool readers into being annoyed that Elektra would uses such stupid tactics vs Cage but finding the box of matches seemed way too deus ex machina and cancels that kudo

Yeah... where's Hand-magic when you need it.

> -why would Drew want to make a break for it with Logan when she previously endorsed his stick it to 'em strategy

I think you misread that. What she was saying was "Logan's right, we should be willing to kill if we are to win," not "Logan's right, lets run away!"

> -Doc's body moving to remove the sword seemed odd with his astral form out of it and IF seeing the form is a nitpick too

I noticed that too, but I think he woke up, pulled the sword out, then released his astral form.

> -it was good to see IF trying to talk Maya out of it but after reading Immortal for several issues his powers/abilities contribution to the battle is definitely wanting

Haven't read it, but I'll take your word for it.

> -the dispersal pattern of the blood from 'Elektra's' gutting was a let down (is it physics-ally possible?) after the awesome cover presentation of that moment

Well, no... but what good comics fight matches real world physics?

> -if they're going to end with a "what does this mean" line wouldn't Clint have been a better choice to logically say this here

Not really. Clint's dealt with Skrulls a heckuva' lot more than Danny has. Clint knows EXACTLY what it means.

> -Orb being used; it should always be used (& probably the Karkuthi too?)

Yep.

> -Spidey humour made me smile many times that kept me looking for more; "oh, come on..." ;\) every word balloon of his was great (except the bracketed one); Clints's dueling with repartee had an element of fun too to try'n offset the bloodbath

Fits both characters perfectly.

> -don't know what they're saying but if it's Japanese it's a good touch for authenticity (can't be skrullese or Logan or Fist would hear). BTW, what ARE they saying?

My Japanese is a little rusty but.. wait, I don't read Japanese... dang.

> -okay, Wong casting a spell will go into the good category though I really have to think about it; nice to see magic was quick to cure Maya as it was to curse her

I thought about it too... First, you can't hang around a sorcerer that long and not learn something. Second, he wasn't casting a spell by himself, he was reacting to it and reading from a book. He was basically being Strange's mouth and eyes as the spell was cast.

> -Maya's killing face was a visceral release (not sure I'd want that on New Avengers though even if Logan justifibly called for it)

She's always had that in her, something Cap wasn't aware of when he recruited her.

> -it WAS very cool to be fooled with the SECRET of Elektra; THIS was definitely WORTH the splash (art worked in favour of this nice page!)

I dunno about that. As I post before, I think the Skrull thing is interesting, but not worth all that fuss, or the several issues of ninja-fighting.

> -again with the baby focus... my sarcastic prediction in my last issue comments seem to be coming true based on the last panel forshadow which counts as a plus

You were psychic!

> > -art
>
> I like Yu. In fact, I like, like Yu.

Yeah, but do you like him, like him, like him. ;\)

> > -some times multiple splash pages in a title are is worth paying
> > $3.75 for less content, it's rare but it's always case by case
> > story basis. Though, fewer times multiple double splash pages are
> > worth the extra money; there were 3 doubles which seemed a bit
> > pricey.
>
> The price sucks, but the splash pages were nice... I just wish we
> didn't have to wade through the last several issues of the same ninja
> fight.

Yeah. This issue was fine, but eesh... it should have been the whole fight, not the previous issues.

> > -why would Drew want to make a break for it with Logan when she
> > previously endorsed his stick it to 'em strategy
>
> I think you misread that. What she was saying was "Logan's right, we
> should be willing to kill if we are to win," not "Logan's right, lets
> run away!"

I think you both are wrong. She was saying they should all make a break for it, because there seemed to be a neverending supply of ninja. Logan replied that they would follow them, all the way to America if need be. So there would really be no point in making a break for it.
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