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Doc Shallot

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Subj: not swayed
Posted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 at 08:33:23 pm CDT (Viewed 59 times)
Reply Subj: With apologies to those enjoying Secret Invasion and it's tie-ins.......
Posted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 at 04:09:07 pm CDT (Viewed 48 times)

> ...seriously. Is it me, or are the revelations of SI completely underwhelming? Even reading a synopsis of a tie-in Avengers book leaves me under-impressed. I stopped reading SI after #2 and it's still boring me and leaving me cold just hearing about it. I don't find it very original or intriguing or enjoyable at all. In fact, I find it grating. and this is from someone who was originally looking forward to the story idea.

I've been skipping SI but if there was a make or break week for the storyline I think this is it, at least for me. With the "stories behind the stories" both in MA and NA, this might have been the week that made me change my mind. I remain unimpressed, despite skimming through both issues and getting the gist of the Spider-woman and Hank Pym revelations. The MA issue in particular annoyed me, as both Hank and Janet don't come off too favorably. I've heard reports that Bendis is not a Pym fan and this issue pretty much confirms it. If Hank Pym's final act was sleeping with a Skrull and getting killed by a him/her/it (that pool of blood was pretty big) then I'd have to say it's a pretty lame way to go.
> If this is what BMB has been working on for years *cough - yeah right - cough* then I gotta say that I feel the Avengers and Marvel have hit an all-time low in storytelling. Between SI 1 and 2, and all the Avengers synopsis' i've read since SI started, this is all junk that could have been done in a one-shot.

Agreed. Three plus years of Bendis supposedly weaving this story(apparently not even letting editorial know about it) and the bulk of these issues are now going over previous storylines but now showing us the Skrull perspective. To me this smacks of a writer who just wants to show how clever he(thinks) he is. Has the overall story really progressed much from what happened in the first issue?
> Oh well. Onto better books for me. I look forward to all the counter-arguments, but all I need to do is re-read Kree/Skrull War to know that SI is marketing manure.

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