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Subj: Re: Nova A#1: Brand New Dey... [SPOILERS]
Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 at 05:25:17 pm EST
Reply Subj: Reviews: X-Force #1 and Nova Annual #1! [SPOILERS]
Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 at 09:36:22 am EST
> X-FORCE #1: I bought this issue on a whim. I don't like Wolverine, and I don't think much of X-23 or Warpath. I do like Wolfsbane, so maybe that's the reason. In any case, I found myself enjoying the issue for the most part. I can't say I'm thrilled seeing Bastion again, but it's been a while since he was last seen, so I'm not against it. The artwork blew me away, and that may be another reason why I picked the book up. The ending was interesting, although I know Rahne will survive. So far, so good, so I will continue with this title, at least for a while.
> NOVA ANNUAL #1: This series is another one of Marvel's well written books. I enjoyed the tweeking of Nova's origin, as well as the look-see into a possible future, where the world's heroes were infected by the Phalanx. Hey, I saw Jocasta in there, folks!!!! Jocasta!!! Man, I miss her and wish she would make a comeback! Nice ending to the issue as well, with Nova on the Phalanx homeworld, which looks appropriately dark and bleak. I look forward to reading #11!
Not thrilled by this one either. Seemed like paying $4.05 for a 'story that didn't happen' (like some of those HoloDeck episodes on STtNG). The story had basic good enough words and pictures - Zam was a nice touch, Blue Blazes too. Actually kind of reminded me of ANOTHER Trek ep with Riker and that alien boy who made him live a fake future. At least if the flashbacks were more true 'echoes' and not tweaked retcons. Unless something changed in the 2nd Nova volume, don't recall Ginger being a punk goth girl.
Not to mention the Rhoman Dey encounter being totally different. If this turns out to be a foreshadowing of Vaughn's fate, well, that'd be something - he looked interesting here. No real characterizations happened until the final 7 page 'backup' story. At least they could've shown some more artist interpretation of totally RANDOM Marvel heroes in actions other than a poser double splash teaser. Holding off from buying the new Amazing retcon and would've probably done the same here if'd known.
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