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Tiger Shark

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Attok12

Subj: Brubaker's Current Red Skull Arc May Be The RS's Definitive Arc [SPOILERS]
Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2008 at 10:22:38 am EST
Reply Subj: Comments on the New May Solicitations [SPOILERS]
Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2008 at 09:26:54 am EST

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Here we go....I may as well start off with the worst first....

Screwball? Paper Doll? Butterball? I swear, except for the Silencer, who's been seen only once, Dan Slott couldn't create a decent character if his life depended on it. And having characters wear Camouflage pants over their costumes looks positively ridiculous. Imagine Spider-Man or Iron Man doing that.

AVENGERS/INVADERS....pass.

CAPTAIN AMERICA #38....Oh, look, it's the Red Skull! Oh, yeah, baby! We haven't seen this guy in ages! Oh, wait, he's been in the last 37 issues. D'oh! "The Never-Ending Story" Part 38 of Infinity! Watch out, Rhino! The Red Skull is itching to become Chief Overused Villain Ever!

IRON FIST....*flushes toilet*; nothing against the writers, but the idea of multiple Iron Fists through the ages (ala Witchblade and the Darkness and....) and multiple cities like K'un-Lun totally ruins the uniqueness that was once Danny Rand and K'un-Lun. Just my opinion. I gave this series a try for five issues and I just couldn't take it.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY....cool book alert! Quasar!!!! Gamora!!!! Plus, Drax, Starlord and Adam Warlock! Plus, Abnett and Lanning, writers of NOVA. I'm in!

IRON MAN: DIRECTOR OF SHIELD #29....Sweet Christmas!!!!!! Madame Masque is back!!!!! Not that fakeout thing version Bendis used in NA, but the real one (I hope)! And the Maggia is back!!!! Whoohoooo! While I don't collect this title anymore, I'm on board for these four issues, baby! Whitney!!!! my second favorite comic book character of all time! *love*

And even more Maggia goodness in MARVEL ADVENTURES IRON MAN #13, with Blacklash! This title is now on my pull list, folks. I just started buying it this week with #10 (featuring Spider-Woman!), and I can't wait to get #12, with Kiber the Cruel!!!

FANTASTIC FOUR #557, GHOST RIDER #23, X-FACTOR: THE QUICK AND THE DEAD....each book with the most shocking last pages ever! Well, only one of them can claim that, and I doubt any of them will pull it off. Ah, you've gotta love that idiotic Marvel hype machine.

CAPTAIN BRITIAN AND MI:13....since Spitfire and Black Knight are a part of this team, I'm all over this new title.

MS. MARVEL #27...BEST....BOOK....EVER! As usual! William Wagner's secrets are revealed! Is he the secret Kree? I mean, they're revealing his stuff in this storyline, and since the Skrull is on the Lightning Strike team....if true, that means whoever Sarah Day really is is another set of marbles (Hecate). Would be neat if Sarah turned out to be Dr. Minerva, though.

Is that Machinesmith I see on the cover of NEW WARRIORS #12?

Nova versus Galactus? BAM! Nuff said!

Better not kill off Mystique, Jason Aaron, or you'll be sharing that brownstone with Grant Morrison (murderer of Darkstar), Peter David (murderer of Lady Mastermind) and Dan Slott (apparent murderer of Diamondback). >:-D

NEW EXILES #6....more Claremontian goodness.

And that's it.

..so I can't agree with you there--it's definitely novelistic in style and really one longgggggggg story instead of multiple related arcs. I think it's great, and it's a mature and wonderful use of Faustus, Arim Zola, the Serpent Squad, the Skull, Sharon Carter (who's pregnant with Stve's baby and is about to have an abortion forced upon her!), a Sleeper robot awakened, the Black Widow, Bucky, the Falcon....what's not to like!

In a sense, this 'mature,' novelistic story is what Bendis is trying to do and failing to do with the abyssmal New Avengers.