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#1 Posted by akbogert (3234 posts) - - Show Bio

I find the level of polarization this book generates somewhat amusing. Some people love the art and hate the writing, while some love the writing and hate the art. Plenty of mixed opinions, of course.

Personally I'm actually liking this book quite a bit (and looking forward to the annual in a couple months).

#2 Posted by akbogert (3234 posts) - - Show Bio

I have no desire to read this story and am concerned for how much it will mess up books I am reading going forward. BUT. That Deadpool variant...

#3 Posted by akbogert (3234 posts) - - Show Bio

Saga has become one of the books I usually am not most excited to read but every time I read it I'm reminded of how great it is.

This sums up my feelings pretty much perfectly.

#4 Posted by akbogert (3234 posts) - - Show Bio

So, I make my list based on Diamond previews several months in advance, and each week before going to my LCS I compare it to this list to see what has changed. Image pretty much is always wrong, which is understandable, but I don't get why so many Marvel dates seem to be be shifting. ANXM got pushed off a couple weeks last month, and this time around both Original Sin #8 and Uncanny X-Men #25 seem to have been pushed to September. How does that happen?

(as it stands, just Saga and ANXM for me this week)

#5 Posted by akbogert (3234 posts) - - Show Bio

In all seriousness though, the guy is probably one of the few good news men we have left.

Word. At least in mainstream broadcasting.

#6 Posted by akbogert (3234 posts) - - Show Bio

I've had writing sell me a book where the art was lacking before, but Elektra is the first thing I've ever followed where the art sold me so hard that the words hardly mattered. Not that they're bad, mind you -- just the art is on a whole different level.

#7 Posted by akbogert (3234 posts) - - Show Bio

A bit of an aside here, but since people were talking prices: while I'm glad that Ms. Marvel is $2.99 for readers with a medium preference, it's actually the most expensive book Marvel's selling for anyone who wants a hard copy and digital. It'd be "cheaper" if it came with the same digital bonus code that all their other books do, but as it stands it's actually the opposite.

#8 Posted by akbogert (3234 posts) - - Show Bio

@galerion said:

Also off-topic but how can it be that in 2014 artists still don't get her eye color right? She has green eyes and not blue ones.

Routine, cross-book failure of any editorial team (Avengers or X-Men) to catch and correct that simply speaks to me of the general disregard Marvel folks have for her. It's not that artists can't -- it's that absolutely no one in the line of production, even after over a year of complaining from fans, has cared to remind them to do so.

And if they don't care enough to handle something that simple, is it any wonder that nothing else about her character is being treated properly either?

#9 Posted by akbogert (3234 posts) - - Show Bio

Of course, one of my major problems with Dennis Hopeless' writing is that I can't tell if he realizes the implications of what he's doing or not.


#10 Posted by akbogert (3234 posts) - - Show Bio

All new Ultimates is nothing more than crap.

Expected more.

It's one thing more than crap: good covers. Otherwise yeah, I am severely disappointed, especially given how great the (roughly) same team was under Bendis before (and even during) Cataclysm.