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Doc Shallot

In Reply To
Tiger Shark

Subj: jumping on the Chuck wagon [SPOILERS]
Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2008 at 04:34:37 pm EST
Reply Subj: I Think You'll Like It, Doc [SPOILERS]
Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2008 at 04:13:39 pm EST

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I don't want to ruin it for you, but we find that Tempo messed with time at Exodus's behest just after the last MC battle, and so the Acolytes escaped with Xavier, who Exodus and the others, including Amanda V., are trying to heal if possible, especially his mind.

So the story takes place in the present 'reality,' as well as the past, where Xavier's fevered mind is wandering.

EXCELLENT characterization throughout.

I haven't heard of that series of which you speak, but will look for it next time I wander into my comic shop. Who publishes it?

Feel free to get a Handbook, but I really can't say, knowing you as I do, that I can recommend it to you highly.

If you like the recent handbooks, you'll like this. That's the best I can say about it. It's just okay. It may not be worth $19.99 or $24.99 to you.

I for one think Chuck is long overdue for a good makeover, and Carey's the guy to do it. It's time for Charles to refocus and re-energize. I felt he was a bit whiney and pathetic since Bru has written him.

Project Superpowers is published by Dynamite comics and it is from the team of Krueger and Ross(who did the updated character designs). It features several old characters who have fallen into the realm of Public domain. It's good. There's even a character called Dynamic Man, which had me scratching my head in regards to the Dynamic Man in The Twelve. In project Superpowers they refer to Dynamic Man by a certain name but at the conclusion, in a "war journal" entry, he is given the same name as the character in The Twelve - Curt Cowan. They are both androids by the way, but I don't think that has been revealed yet in The Twelve.

My local shop didn't carry the handbook. They are not a full fledged shop, comics are actually one of the smaller aspects of the store. Music, dvds, games and novelty items make up the rest. I will probably order it from Barnes and Noble. The online price minus membership comes to $17.99. Over the course of 12 hardcovers that's about a 84 dollar savings. That can buy me some other stuff.

It's about time I got up to speed with the handbooks. I own the original 80's handbooks and their first update. The hardcover format appeals to me. Reading long convoluted histories is a much better experience when you hold the book in your hands rather than developing eye-strain on a web site.