Quote: Good cover (albeit -arguably- poser).
Nothing inherently wrong with poser covers.
Quote: So, not properly stated but the omnipotent gestalt psionics of the Final Host must have been influencing everyone across Earth -AND the continuum!- into "ostrich with head in sand" mentality. Doubtful it was The Horde causing the cosmic depression; odd since Final Host want the bugs gone. Somehow The Avengers have been able to overcome it to fight back (probably explained somewhere in #1-5). At least, we get generous cameos of HOW many Handbook characters were (sadly) facing the "end of the world".
The Final Host are those corrupted by the Horde, no? They are in alliance with the Horde to destroy all the other Celestials.
Quote: Unseen: Useless since Original Sin 'til a writer is challenged to do something notable with him.
Bring Uatu back already.
Quote: All-Cartoony, All-Childish Avengers banter. Some of the lines were kind of fun to balance out the overwhelming and uninspiring degradation going on. But more of it was just too much when more exciting exposition was needed.
All the dialogue here was horrible and much of it out of character.
Quote: ONE SENTENCE to inform readers all the Dead Celestials are now attacking Zombies is NOT effective crisisbuilding. Similarly, the scope of AFSS escape pods to evaculate Earth feels meaningless when with ONE SENTENCE.
Yes. Both are meaningless and should have been left out.
Like I said, the dialogue here was horrible, just horrible.
Quote: Loki is a murderous ass 'til the end here. His role and foreknowledge of this Crisis is as convoluted as ever.
His characterization here makes no sense with his characterization of the past 5 years.
Quote: So, once The Horde is defeated, what faction of Celestials are teaming up with The Avengers to defeat the infected Undead Celestials seemingly unphased by the Uni-Mind? The Dark Celestials? The Final Host? Confused... but it doesn't matter 'cuz this arc is over. Yay.
It appears all those “zombie” Celestials came back to life, but the story is such a mess, it’s hard to tell.
Quote: Odin makes a mere passing comment about his 'affair' with The Original Phoenix which was the only curiosity of the HORRIBLE Cavengers retcon.
I don’t mind the idea of the Cavengers, but Aaron’s execution here is severely lacking.