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Subj: Re: Power Pack #1: No more kidding around...
Posted: Thu Nov 26, 2020 at 07:02:10 pm EST (Viewed 128 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Power Pack #1: No more kidding around...
Posted: Thu Nov 26, 2020 at 10:26:17 am EST (Viewed 138 times)


It felt like a lite relaunch. Not bad but lite. To be fair, they did tie in OUTLAWED storyline which was an extremely welcome detail. Also, they recaptured the fun sibling dynamics that hooked me on the first score of volume 1 issues. Back then lapses in art, price hikes, Franklin sliding timescale discrepancies, successful X-marketing deluge, and the book's minimal MU impact were serious nits that crept in and their kiddie team got stuck in my peripheral vision at best. What're the odds of those problems recurring. Sure, using Boogeyman as premiere villain felt a bit like an forced canon gimmick, not to mention a lame choice... uuunless: Julie's comically insightful observation about the breaking news on the radio was clue that C.R.A.D.L.E. may have used him as a trap.


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    Feels really odd and creepy for 18 to 20-ish year-old Alex, Julie, and Jack to be hanging around with Katie. Katie should be stuck with a normal life, imo.



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    My reasoning for the ages is that Julie was about 17 during all of the Runaways/Avengers Academy stuff. And it's been at least about 3 years since Hickman's Avengers run with all of those 8 month jumps. So, she's at least 20 by now. This makes Alex 22, not even counting any "artificial aging," which I don't see the need for. Jack would be 18 and Katie 15 by this model.


Alex artificially/physically aged 5(?) years like Franklin and Valeria. Surely, his mother must have noticed that and saw evidence of shaving, no? Reed must have provided a ..err.. fantastic cover story if the folks don't know Future Foundation went to space. Not properly reestablishing their current age is a huge nit moving forward.


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    This also works for Shadowcat. Alex was originally 2 years younger than Kitty. Kitty being 24 at this point works for me.



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    I don't really think Alex and Julie should be living with their parents at this point, either. I mean, it's okay if they do-- plenty of 20-ish people do. However, Julie was awesome as she was on her own with those California teenagers. Alex was great as a part of Future Foundation. I feel like we just got punched in the gut and lost our Thanksgiving meal.

Well, it looks they just recently got back courtesy Valeria and this was their first adventure since, so maybe apartment hunting is on the horizon. Not that there is anything wrong with living with the parents, as you say.


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    Also, another big nitpick. Their parents already learned about their powers years ago. Giant nits! Someone call Ant-Man!!!

Yeah! This nit is giant, man! It is also likely a deal breaker if it's not addressed ASAP.


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