Straight out of Dark Reign, now we have SIEGE! Maybe I missed a memo but is Dark Reign officially over or is this "event" occurring within it? Either way, we have the beginning of the next chapter. This is the event that Marvel says has been seven years in the making.
I know I'm not the only one getting tired of all the events in comics. If this is marking the end of Norman Osborn's reign, all the better. I actually prefer him as a more obvious villain. Sure it could be argued that he has more dimension as a "smarter" villain but I just dig seeing him with the mask and flying around on the glider.
Part of me was excited for this book even though it marks another event. It wasn't as spectacular as I would've liked but there were some pretty cool moments. I have been wondering what would happen to the Cabal after Emma and Namor turned on Norman. There's still that Norman's "secret weapon" that we're all dying to see...and that person does have some action in this book.
I think what it comes down to is it would be hard to try to avoid any of the SIEGE storyline. Chances are you're buying most of the books that SIEGE will spill into. Let's hope that it will continue as the Dark Reign tie-ins did, where there weren't direct connections. That way if you skip or don't read a certain title, you won't miss a piece of the big picture. For now, make sure you cancel any travel plans to Asgard you might have.