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Ed Love

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The Black Guardian
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Subj: Re: THE UNION #1: Just read it...
Posted: Fri Dec 04, 2020 at 11:40:28 am EST (Viewed 155 times)
Reply Subj: Re: THE UNION #1: Just read it...
Posted: Thu Dec 03, 2020 at 03:46:28 pm EST (Viewed 165 times)

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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.

Opening with the flag game had potential. I assume the intent was to showcase the new characters, their identities and powers and giving reason for a narrator to do an exposition dump on who this team is supposed to be and what they are to represent. Somewhere, this got lost though. Maybe not enough communication between writer and artist? We get a bit of a tease at the powers and some internal conflicts of the team but we don't really get to know the individuals. Other than Britannia, we don't know how long any of them have been heroes or if they are supposed to be well known on their side of the pond. We get more information and focus on Union Jack who is the one character that probably needs it the least, though it kinda ignores that for awhile he was super-powered. If they were going with the sports theme, they could do what televised sports do, with little spotlight scenes highlighting the individuals, their history and stats.

Overall, the issue was more of a tease than a story. Almost what passes for the typically sad fare of "Free Comic Book Day". As the game doesn't really accomplish what it should, it takes up too much space in the book and we don't get to the real story until the end.




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