Infinity Countdown 005 [of 5]
For those of you who don't mind my quick replies to fourchan copypasta in lieu of a formal review...
Infinity Countdown #5 Storytime Norrin Radical 07/18/18(Wed)10:02:57 No.101761040 Archived
It all comes down to this:
Requiem is coming
Infinity Countdown - Darkhawk #4 was such a unappealing/disappointing conclusion, after such a promising lead up, so didn't even bother posting about it. This conclusion on the other hand kept consistent with it's lead up - mediocre and arbitrary.
Anonymous 07/18/18(Wed)10:15:09 No.101761205
Dear lord, this art is an eyesore
Thor and Hulk books this week are much worse than it. Heck, it's even main reason for ths post with the newest banner submission.
Anonymous 07/18/18(Wed)10:17:11 No.101761243
I can't tell if the floating squares surrounding the text at the top of the pages are meant to be stylistic, or if they're an error.
Anonymous 07/18/18(Wed)10:22:53 No.101761320
Hank is not allowed any victory ever, is he?
Well, he did get a Standard Not-in-his-right-mind Loophole/Get Out of Jail Free Card for all the atrocities that Pymtron caused. So, apparently (and arbitrarily) his good human soul has been trapped in the Soul Gem all along.
Norrin Radical 07/18/18(Wed)10:23:24 No.101761328
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The End Begins, in Infinity Wars Prime.
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Infinity Wars Prime (2018) #1
What the heck is Loki doing on the cover?! He survives Celestials and Realms War and is back already?
Anonymous 07/18/18(Wed)10:28:14 No.101761403
>Gamora punches Quill.
For &^%$ing once. I beg you.
This simply can't be. When is Peter gonna stop being the stupid punch bag.
Anonymous 07/18/18(Wed)10:56:42 No.101761754
>Pym about to be eaten alive.
Oh Hank, one day this suffering will end.
assuming it hasn't already ended
Anonymous 07/18/18(Wed)10:58:44 No.101761783
I hate Alonso for stretching out this and crapping all over Duggans GotG book
Hopefully after IWs, he takes a DC or indie gig
Anonymous 07/18/18(Wed)11:01:22 No.101761820
>Strange sends Black Widow away then pages later Calls her again
I expect this crap from Bendis, not from supposedly one of the best writers at Marvel right now
Anonymous 07/18/18(Wed)11:06:54 No.101761886
Recommend me Marvel Comics !MARA.QPFVA 07/18/18(Wed)11:27:16 No.101762217?
Man, this was &^%$ing god awful.
Anonymous 07/18/18(Wed)11:29:54 No.101762277
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Did they just kill Hank Pym? Because i'm to dumb to figure it out
You probably can't die in Soulworld, right?
Recommend me Marvel Comics !MARA.QPFVA 07/18/18(Wed)11:32:22 No.101762324
>Sound effect of Pym being crunched
They did kill Pym.
To be brought back in part 2.
Anonymous 07/18/18(Wed)11:44:11 No.101762584
Oh...so did they actually kill Hank?
Not 'til you see the body. And maybe not even then.
Anonymous 07/18/18(Wed)11:51:00 No.101762739
All I ask from this is that Turk gets the Infinity Gauntlet. If even a short time, while Daredevil looks on in disgust and Rage, that &^%$ing Turk gets unlimited power
Anonymous 07/18/18(Wed)11:54:00 No.101762803
um... did Quill just steal Drax's stone off-panel?
Anonymous 07/18/18(Wed)12:17:20 No.101763297
why does one man (Pym) suffer so *** damn much?
Anonymous 07/18/18(Wed)12:22:12 No.101763392
Wait, didn’t the SuperSkrull had the green one?
Doc yoinked it in his series.
Anonymous 07/18/18(Wed)12:23:14 No.101763407
No Quill didn't steal Stone, Robbie Rider told him how to make the power stone tiny again and he took it during a Nova/Chitauri/Raptors battle
So it was on-panel and he really didn't steal it since he was the one to give it to Drax in the first place
Anonymous 07/18/18(Wed)12:24:56 No.101763441
>Gamora leaves Quill
What the hell do you expect them to do? Just forget about it entirely?
Gamora still cares about Rich a lot, and the fact is that Peter came out of the cancerverse and Rich did not.
She had apparently already come to terms with this for many adventures since.
Anonymous 07/18/18(Wed)12:28:02 No.101763493
the focus is finally back on earth
And how convenient it is that all the arbitrary Stone Bearers are born on Earth.
Anonymous 07/18/18(Wed)12:31:09 No.101763554
So I haven't actually paid any attention to this since Wolverine came back to life and took the blue gem, how much have I missed? Also what ever became of the celestial that Starbrand and Ghost Rider found? Something about a prophecy regarding the present versions of the prehistoric Avengers?
Anonymous 07/18/18(Wed)12:35:37 No.101763642
None of it factors in here. All those story threads are in Aaron's Avengers.
Anonymous 07/18/18(Wed)12:38:48 No.101763709
Wow, all that Wolverine hype about his return for nothing? &^%$ Marvel, this $#!& is &^%$#@ed.
Anonymous 07/18/18(Wed)12:39:28 No.101763721
That was funny. Sniktbub is back and he got used as a publicity stunt that lasted 2 pages in 2 different books and meant nothing. Marvel has gotta Marvel I guess.
Anonymous 07/18/18(Wed)12:44:42 No.101763831?
>Old Woman Gamora
>after Old Man Logan and Old Man Hawkeye
I dunno why, but these make me chuckle heartily.
Anonymous 07/18/18(Wed)12:59:55 No.101764145
With all the suffering he had recently, I don't think even Blackagar can ever catch up to Hank in the suffering scale.
Also, what's with people on CW-era clothes minus Carol.
Hank had to believe his hallucination.
Anonymous 07/18/18(Wed)13:02:02 No.101764183
He said Widow should hold the stone, but maybe he found out about Requiem in the meanwhile and called her back.
Now THIS is a badly drawn Thanos.
Anonymous 07/18/18(Wed)13:04:58 No.101764234
Turk's the only one of the bunch who can't go off-planet on his own, and he didn't want two stone holders together on their own since they have more chances of survival by being together the six. But this is probably overthinking.
Anonymous 07/18/18(Wed)13:06:01 No.101764248
The Logan return is being handled in Hunt for Wolverine. I dunno how it is since I don't read it.
Which is a mixed bag Event and NOT even really about Present Day Wolverine so far. Sigh.
Anonymous 07/18/18(Wed)13:08:42 No.101764310
I hoped for a space opera, but it seems we are getting the same old marvel crossover.
Anonymous 07/18/18(Wed)13:13:02 No.101764404
This is the Doctor I know. Screw that hacky no magic plotline.
Anonymous 07/18/18(Wed)13:14:43 No.101764440
I don't like this book. It doesn't have the realism and groundedness expected from a Marvel comic book
Anonymous 07/18/18(Wed)13:24:45 No.101764672
Eh? Everyone is wearing what they were wearing the last time Pym was "alive" except for Wolverine (who was dead at the time) and Reed (who was presumed dead at the time.) Oh, and Thor. Thor would have been unworthy last time Pym saw him.
Anonymous 07/18/18(Wed)14:20:11 No.101765637
Last Days of Magic is getting ignored even by Aaron itself, he just really wanted to use his blue design for Strange in his Avengers book
And Waid put Strange on his feet after his first issue (with a literal training montage)
Let's hope the depowered Strange is a thing of the past now.
Anonymous 07/18/18(Wed)14:20:41 No.101765643
man duggan can't write adam warlock or kang or a lot of characters really.
Them 2 vs 4 GotG was a very unsatisfying skirmish. On the plus side it didn't end up in a cliche team-up.
Anonymous 07/18/18(Wed)14:32:35 No.101765846
Hank Pym: SCIENCE his way out of the Soul Gem
Anonymous 07/18/18(Wed)14:44:53 No.101766023
Somebody killed Freddy Freaker
What a waste of a running prologue set up that was! The six issues of empty script and good art could have been equally been as dramatically teaseworthy in one issue. All we got was a mystery patron (who turns out to look female in shadows - and is probably on cover of IW#1) has Noahnaim Snotemportant the Dwarf to forge a weapon (that turns out to be a mystery purposed sword) and not only stiffs him of his fee but turns him into a stiff (that is probably just to keep things a mystery rather than excite readers with real info).
Anonymous 07/18/18(Wed)15:39:43 No.101766882
the Soul Stone has always been wonky as hell, outside of the realm of Death and Oblivion. Wouldn't be farfetched to have him come back later just crazier
Anonymous 07/18/18(Wed)16:06:28 No.101767379
By the looks of it, Soulworld became Dystopia. More like a very dull version of Hell where there's no eternal suffering but nothing changes and everything they do is pointless, so people who go in there end up hollow and hopeless.
So, like Niflheim and Valhalla.
Anonymous 07/18/18(Wed)16:18:34 No.101767608
Why does Warlock look like a White Black Adam now
Anonymous 07/18/18(Wed)16:33:44 No.101767865
I find it hilarious that Gamora and Quill have been having a beef about Rich for awhile now and Rich is pretty oblivious about it.
Plus they know he's just fine now.
Anonymous 07/18/18(Wed)16:37:30 No.101767925
Wow what a bitch. Pym’s new to this area and has been been suffering for quite a while now and he tries things in a way that would make him comfortable and Old Gamora just leaves him to his fate? Jeez, that bitch needs to stay trapped in there if that’s how she runs
That was cold but that's probably that piece of her soul.
Anonymous 07/18/18(Wed)16:47:50 No.101768108
love triangles are often like that
Anonymous 07/18/18(Wed)18:20:29 No.101769650
I think Ry Phoenix supposed to just be a random name he throws out. Just to imply he's got a lot of connections.
Really?! Really dumb.
Anonymous 07/18/18(Wed)18:27:21 No.101769762
Unlike Bendis, Duggan actually cares about continuity more than changing every character to suit his desire.
Anonymous 07/18/18(Wed)18:57:40 No.101770235
This is Countdown done right.
Not a single bad idea in this thing
Anonymous 07/18/18(Wed)19:02:26 No.101770308
>All Nova Corps but Rich and Sam only get a tiny bit of Nova Force.
1 bad idea. It's still Marvel's best crossover event in a long time. Even if it is on a small scale.
Anonymous 07/18/18(Wed)19:03:48 No.101770323
And reverting Lifebringer was a bad idea
Anonymous 07/18/18(Wed)19:18:14 No.101770535
I don't really mind that, but I also don't think Galactus should change. He should be unmoving, unfeeling, and needs to get rid of planets as more are created.
Anonymous 07/18/18(Wed)19:31:34 No.101770755
>Involving Earth for some reason
>and from there, involving Black Widow, the least cosmic character ever, for some reason
>Making Pymtron job before the main event
>Rushing the Gardener story only to have the Guardians do nothing for the rest of the pre-event.
>Ant-Man on the Guardians doing absolutely nothing
and that's just from the main book.
Thankfully the Ant-Man bad idea has been corrected!
Anonymous 07/18/18(Wed)19:33:07 No.101770781
I was/am a huge booster of Duggan's Cosmic stuff but I am massively hurt he ruined Lifebringer.
Anonymous 07/18/18(Wed)19:35:56 No.101770839
don't forget offing magus in the prequel was a bad idea.
Anonymous 07/18/18(Wed)20:41:56 No.101772070
what does the note say? i can't read that
Anonymous 07/18/18(Wed)20:47:41 No.101772183
Picked up a
I think someone
Anonymous 07/18/18(Wed)20:57:08 No.101772378
>last page with Thanos
Yup - and this is where I get of Mr. Duggans ride. Infinity Noun #45 featuring Thanos. Enjoyable run until editorial ruined it with perpetuating Infinity events.
Anonymous 07/18/18(Wed)21:00:27 No.101772460
I'm holding out that Thanos isn't gonna be the big bad of it.
Anonymous 07/18/18(Wed)21:04:16 No.101772537
It's an event made to cash in on Avengers 3 and 4. WTF makes you think Thanos won't be the main villain?
Anonymous 07/18/18(Wed)21:05:19 No.101772561
It's gonna be written by Cates (Thanos Legacy), so I really question its quality. But Infinity Wars' big baddie is actually Requiem, not Thanos, and it's not going to be similar to Infinity Gauntlet or War, according to some other creators who have read the thing.
Who the heck is Requiem? (Probably the mystery sword weilder?)
Anonymous 07/18/18(Wed)21:15:45 No.101772792
i suppose duggan did what he could with this, is clear this whole shebang was butchered by the editorial
Anonymous 07/18/18(Wed)21:18:37 No.101772846
It's an event that leads into another event.
It always felt unnecessary
Anonymous 07/18/18(Wed)21:37:52 No.101773243
use widow instead
>bait super skrull
use strange instead and show it in a book that is not even a tie in
the fracking kill him
im mean it really looks like duggan had a plan for the original players but marvel told him to F off and use movie characters instead
Anonymous 07/18/18(Wed)21:56:37 No.101773643
That's probably what happened for most of them. With Wolverine he was probably told that he can't because Wolverine gets his own event.
Teasing Super-Skrull and giving us Strange instead is probably the worst part. Kl'rt hasn't been given any good roles since Secret Invasion.
Anonymous 07/18/18(Wed)22:29:55 No.101774368
So now we have Sorcerer Supreme > Mind Stone and Scientist Supreme > Soul Stone. Cool
Anonymous 07/18/18(Wed)23:58:10 No.101776072
Ironically, the only one who wasn't forked over was Turk, who was legitimately too small of a fish in the sea to get booted out.
This may no longer be verbatim anymore since that 'origin' was from Universe 6 and this is Universe 8. *koff*
Anonymous 07/19/18(Thu)03:41:50 No.101778989
Reverting Lifebringer was editorial
Slott wants Galactus in his F4 and let's be honest: it was due to happen anyways
Now just make Galacta the new lifebringer
Or maybe even write off Galacta.
Anonymous 07/19/18(Thu)04:37:52 No.101779486
Stop bullying Turk, everyone, only Matt gets to bully Turk.
Is that him on upcoming cover, opting to wear a fedora?
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