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Subj: Thanks - But Don't Feel Forced, It's A Free Country [SPOILERS]
Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 at 12:15:02 pm EST
Reply Subj: Kinda forced to agree with you Shark *nt*
Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 at 11:46:56 am EST
I think the Red Skull is being nicely portrayed under Brubaker, and Ultron in Conquest has been a lot of fun, as was Annihlus in Annihilation, threat-wise. I liked Brubaker's 12-part space opera, in which Vulcan and Deathbird were old-school 'threats.'
But I haven't felt there have been any really other legitimate threats in the X-books since Cassandra Nova, though Carey's Children of the Vault and Pandemic were interesting new antagonists. Predator X wasn't much of a threat. Mr. Sinister got taken out by Mystique seemingly without trouble. The Blood of Apocalypse arc was a real joke, as where his new Horsemen.
Romulus did some dirty dealing in Wolverine, but then disappeared, and it seems like that entire lupine arc will be written out of X-history.
The Collective was a sad joke too in New Avengers.
Ultronella stood around in the rain doing--again--a lot of nothing for 5 issues. That was certainly Ultron's worst outing. I guess he was having his period.
The so-called 'Venom plague' was also a joke. Please. 8 millions venoms--no problem.
McDuffie's Frightful Four/Five traveled all the way to Saturn to essentially do a lot of nothing--AGAIN! Where was McDuffie's planning?
I enjoyed MODOK's 11 somewhat, but again, the criminals were essentially treated like cartoon characters. That wasn't the Puma or Living Laser I know.
So where are the legitimate threats today?
Everything's gone messy and hazy, perhaps from too much PC-ism.
Attok12 has been singing Bru's praises for revamping Mr. Fear in Daredevil, which I've avoid because of the art. So that may be one more threat we can count.
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