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Subj: Re: Squadron Supreme #6: PBP...
Posted: Sat Apr 30, 2016 at 10:07:16 am EDT (Viewed 240 times)
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Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2016 at 10:37:12 pm EDT (Viewed 409 times)
If there is a more insular book from Marvel as The Squadron Supreme I am not aware of it.
With its baffling refereces to a recent cataclysm that destroyed worlds and brought this group together, its emnity to a group called The Illuminati, alien groups coming together, two Nighthawks, Something called Weirdword, Characters walking in and out of panels... here is a book that can only be truly understood, and enjoyed, by the most die-hard of Marvel comics fans.
I find this heavygoing approach by James Robinson disspointing, but then this is the group he was handed, and the format he is forced to deal with. The Squadron Supreme as it develops is an ever more dangerous vigilate group that allows few scruples to hinder their actions upon this new world they live on, and follows no particular moral code either, From Blur last issue to Doctor Spectrum this issue, the ambivalence of its cast towards any sense of engaging with the broader society of the world is palpable. The Squadron is the authority, the ones who know best what is good for us, and in a ssense then this newest take on the group is entirely compatable with that of Mark Gruenwald's memorable take on the group and its contentious ethics...
But with such a drastic uncompromising style to its movements the fact is quite clear that the Squadron's time on this earth is of a limited nature, there is quite simply no place for such a brutal and unyielding form of 'justice' on a world watched over by the multi-tasking likes of The Avengers, Shield, and X-men freedom fighters.