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Posted by johnkmccubbin91
Posted by Lvenger

@johnkmccubbin91: Just one issue provided for by a friend on here. But I've been following it and I agree it's the Superior (pardon the pun :P) title to Slott's one. Greater character development, much more fun stories and less focus on Peter's spirit.

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@lvenger: Yeah I agree with this as Superior's been dull (although I surprisingly liked the last issue). Have you read Yost's Avenging Spider-Man as that's much better?

Posted by Lvenger

@johnkmccubbin91: That was one of my gripes with that issue. Gage wrote SpOck very well, much better than Slott has but when he had SpOck pretend to be Peter, it was just too good because it sounded a lot like Peter rather than SpOck pretending to be Peter. That was one of the biggest flaws of the issue.

Posted by johnkmccubbin91

@arturocalakayvee: Yeah but even at that it's slow and after being half way through not much has happened.

Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee

AoU is enjoyable if you pretend it isn't canon. Because with the way it's written, it isn't. It's really just some kind of "alternate timeline future," or so it seems.

Posted by johnkmccubbin91

@lvenger: Thanks. You've not missed much. The Superior Spider-Man tie-in was good, I just feel that continuity wise it's off as Ock still being in Spider-Man's body doesn't feel right as he acts like Peter, but besides that it was an interesting issue.

Posted by Lvenger

Very nice write up. I agree with your points. Haven't been keeping track of this horrible event myself since it looks very generic and dull in all honesty. And my perception hasn't changed so far. The Superior Spider-Man tie in was good though.

Posted by johnkmccubbin91

@luminus: I assume that either they've dead in the mean time, or that she just assumes that they're dead, as there's no real way that she could know. Either way it's a good point, and should be mentioned.

Posted by Luminus

By now, you would have read Age of Ultron #6. What I don't understand is why Susan Storm thinks the children are dead, when it's clear they're floating in a spaceship over the Earth. In fact, as soon as the Fantastic Four landed on Earth in the FF tie-in, she's pining for the children after she just left them on the ship. Wolverine mentions that they are dead, while he's trying to kill Pym, and Susan doesn't correct him and seems to agree with the statement. What's going on? Did I miss something?

Posted by johnkmccubbin91

@alforeigner: That's what I'd recommend people to do so far, as it's not really worth the investment in case it continues like this, but if like AvX it becomes good overall it'd be worth getting in trade.

Posted by AlForeigner

@johnkmccubbin91: I might consider getting the trade paperback when it comes out though, it mostly depends on what happens in the next few issues and what people make of it. If the series turns out to be good at the end I'll get it, if it remains poor then I perhaps won't see the point in getting the trade paperback.

Posted by johnkmccubbin91

@alforeigner: Thanks. I'm at least getting it till issue 5 (Hitch's art), but may leave the title if it remains to be poor, although I was hopping to get the entire series so probably will continue.

Posted by AlForeigner

I fully agree with you here, you've pretty much hit the nail on the head. Three issues in to this series I gave up, I'd rather offer my time to other more interesting titles than this one, I still love Brian Hitch's artwork...probably the only thing I like a lot about AU.

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Posted by New_World_Order

Interesting.

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Posted by KRYPTON

Informative

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Posted by TheAcidSkull

awesome write up.

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Posted by BlueLantern1995

Good blog.

Posted by johnkmccubbin91

@thanosrules: Bendis apparently said it was canon (but I may be wrong). Yeah probably, as when Peter eventually gets his body back ton's of people should be dead (for one thing).

Edited by thanosrules

@johnkmccubbin91 I heard it wasn't canon... Apparently I heard wrong. If it is, like @teerack said, it will be magically undone by time travel or the infinity gems or something.

Posted by johnkmccubbin91

@teerack: Very good points, never thought of some of these, but they are all on the money, and I personally have felt that unless it's undone that it will ruin the continuity of future series (considering this is meant to be canon).

Edited by Teerack

AoU doesn't hit the mark because the event was pushed back two years. sure they added in a tie to explain it's Doc Ock as Peter and to explain why Invisible Woman is there but they didn't even bother changing the main comic. Peter still acts like Peter which is just lazy. Emma frost can read minds which is hilarious because of how wrong it is.

There is also the fact that the whole event is remarkably transparent. Three members of the FF were killed, Emma said Scott died, Black Panther died, Doom died, and Black Widow had her face ruined. I mean there is no way this whole event isn't going to be undone at the end with some kind of timeline twist. In fact the only lasting effects of this event might be them killing Vision again which is a huge mistake, and if not Vision someone will probably die to change the past in some self sacfrafising way. #original #event

Posted by johnkmccubbin91

@broo1232: Yes, it is way too long.

@thanosrules: Fair enough, we wouldn't be unique if we all though alike. I liked the last issue, but besides that it's been slow and not really explained much, but I hope that issue 3 is a turning point for the series.

I enjoyed both tie-ins, but didn't see the necessity for them.

Never thought of that, good question. I think they were anchored to earth, but in a different time (634 years, 8 months, 3 weeks and 4 days prior to AoU (although may be wrong, that's how I interpreted that )).

Posted by thanosrules

I am leaning more towards "liking" this event than you, but you make very valid points. Historically, I have been really easy to please when it comes to these types of things...

I like how the story has had me "emote" for the characters. I felt horrible after the events in Chicago... and the FF story was heart-wrenching...

The Superior story was great - it was my first Superior issue, so I wasn't biased by anything else. I like that character, yet his over-confidence will be his undoing... quite the opposite of Peter.

One question about the FF issue... when they pan back to Val and Franklin... weren't they "anchored" to the Earth in time/space?

Where did the Earth go? Or am I "reading" too much into it? ;)

Posted by broo1232

You've pretty much summarised everything I don't like about it or do like about it but mostly for me it's the length of it.