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#1 Edited by akbogert (3194 posts) - - Show Bio

I think I'd be okay with this event if it weren't Remender, but unfortunately his style is just way too violent (and arguably misogynistic-- though I'm not going to bother with that fight right now) for my tastes. Ever since his book pulled Rogue out of Wood's (with, by the way, no explanation or apology...though I guess that's on editorial as much as anyone), I've been annoyed by the power he has within the company.

So hopefully it's good and worth reading but I've gotta say I'm pretty relieved that (at least for now) none of the actual X-Men books are part of this.

#2 Posted by akbogert (3194 posts) - - Show Bio

@danhimself: I have quite the backlog of things I should "try to get my hands on," haha. Not least of which being X-Factor, which I've not read but have quickly regretted not reading thanks to how much I'm enjoying ANXF.

#3 Posted by akbogert (3194 posts) - - Show Bio

I know nothing of this character. But knowing that Peter David is writing it will be enough to make me try it. That art certainly doesn't hurt either :)

#4 Posted by akbogert (3194 posts) - - Show Bio

I've not been impressed with Bendis' handling of Laura, but clearly Immonen's doing well with her (if only we could get the colorist to make her eyes properly green again...).

#5 Posted by akbogert (3194 posts) - - Show Bio

Didn't vote, but since the Kyle/Yost X-Force was actually the very first thing I read when I got into comics, I'd probably be biased (that and its featuring of their character X-23, who is my favorite, would push it over the edge). But I love Yost's Kaine, and you can count me in the group that is angry at Marvel for not letting me give them money in return for a Kaine/Laura book in Yost's hands.

#6 Posted by akbogert (3194 posts) - - Show Bio

I concur that the greatest shortcoming of this series has been its shortness.

As I was reading, I remember specifically thinking "Can this at the very least become a novel? There's way too much more to this than will fit in these pages."

#7 Edited by akbogert (3194 posts) - - Show Bio

*notices that danzigspice created an account today, and despite being "done with this thread" this is the only thread danzigspice has ever posted in...because danzigspice created the account less than a minute before posting in this thread...*

anyway

I really liked Mara, and I've generally enjoyed Wood's X-Men, so while I have serious reservations about someone trying to fill Ellis's shoes here, at least Wood is a generally known (if inconsistent) quantity. So I guess that makes it no longer a definite drop for me after issue 6?

But man, what I wouldn't give for Brubaker.

#8 Posted by akbogert (3194 posts) - - Show Bio

@buttersdaman000: I guess I haven't perceived other deaths as gorier? Or maybe it was the combination of the visuals and the screaming?

I honestly do not know why. I'm just saying that for me, that scene crossed a line I had not personally felt had been crossed before, and wasn't sure it needed to have been. I recognize that you and others may disagree.

#9 Posted by akbogert (3194 posts) - - Show Bio

@akbogert said:

@br_havoc said:

Man, sometimes this show goes for the shock factor too much. I know its bad in the books, but this was almost like they knew the fight could not live up to expectations so they went ultra violent for the ending to get people talking.

Yeah, I had that feeling as well. Right after the immediate shock had passed, I just thought, "That was pointlessly gratuitous. They intentionally took this further than they needed to."

I disagree. The scene did not feel overly shocking or gory at all. One, I hate to be a book-pusher, but the scene played out similarly in the novel. Martin didn't detail the gore, but it was obvious he got his head squished. The show runners are trying to be as faithful as they can, so they wouldn't change such a popular scene just to lessen gore and shock. Second, we've seen shock and gore in the series before. From the Red Wedding to that random guy getting his head splattered during the battle of blackwater, it's all been done. So, I don't see this scene as "too much" at all.

That's my point though. They did not need to show it the way they did...sound and reactions and more distant aftermath shots could have communicated what happened. Instead they show everything in detail and then linger for quite some time on it rather close-up after. And that's what I consider overstepping a line purely for shock value. None of the other moments in this show have struck me as overly gratuitous the way this did. *shrug*

#10 Posted by akbogert (3194 posts) - - Show Bio

@br_havoc said:

Man, sometimes this show goes for the shock factor too much. I know its bad in the books, but this was almost like they knew the fight could not live up to expectations so they went ultra violent for the ending to get people talking.

Yeah, I had that feeling as well. Right after the immediate shock had passed, I just thought, "That was pointlessly gratuitous. They intentionally took this further than they needed to."