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Subj: Re: THE UNION #1: Just read it...
Posted: Thu Dec 03, 2020 at 03:46:28 pm EST (Viewed 190 times)
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Posted: Thu Dec 03, 2020 at 12:49:22 pm EST (Viewed 220 times)

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    I can take or leave Cornell. He had a few writing ticks that really annoyed me though I liked the basic ideas of his plots.

    However, I do kind of wish they would actually stick with a particular UK team and promote that instead of giving us a new one. A new Pendragon team for example. We have Agents of Wakanda, why not an Agents of Pendragon? I get that Excalibur is stuck right now being a mutant book but it seems a big strike to create an all new team made up with all but one new characters. There were no other familiar characters to put in to increase the draw at least a little bit? Spitfire? Albion? Black Knight? Modred the Mystic? I'd even settle for Shamrock. Just that there should be a little more balance between the new characters and established ones to draw the reader in. Otherwise, it feels mostly like a book featuring next crossover's cannon fodder.

Just read it.

Any of your suggested additions might've given this ish something to remember it by - other than the awesome cover.

This premiere, capture the flag story, art, untold formation, line-up, introductions (other than Britania potential), codenames (other than Britania again), UJ showing, crossover symbiote, Darwin (the Jaxon-esque wannabe-antagonist) were all unfortunately unremarkable.

I miss Dad & Dan.

Wasn't impressed either. I hopped to get characterizations that were as stunning as the looks for these new characters, but they all pretty much had zero personality. I found the flag game opening to be really silly, and it didn't really showcase the team well.

Didn't get much purpose either. Why them and not previous Brit heroes?

I'm curious if this is going to be a big satire against the current real-world UK regime because precisely none of this team seems very likable at all.

City of Heroes is BACK!