Well, it's a new universe, I guess they can play around with things all they want. I was actually telling my friends that my problem is, they play it too safe and try to keep all the characters appoximately the same which really just serves to alienate readers further. Either go big or go home.
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Well, I can't say one way or another other than, I fail to see how the new Batwing is connected to Africa in any way. He doesn't really understand the struggles of the people, so he's just a rich kid playing hero. Well, that's how I see it anyway. Then again, I haven't been buying the issue, don't really plan to buy it in the future. I do hope the new direction helps the book.
I'm sorry, but I find many of these comments hilarious. Here we had people saying this is just temporary, don't get upset. Peter will be back soon. Now they've made it so peter won't return and those same people are now saying, why are you upset? It's good writing, enjoy he book for what it is. It appears distance does in fact make the heart grow fonder. I've said repeatedly that if sales continued there was no incentive to bring him back and this issue they have just proved it. I'm sorry, but Spider-Man IS Peter Parker. I will not buy anyone else in that role, especially not a villain running around pretending to be him. If you want Doc as a hero, give him his own identity, but this is just an insult.
Wow, can't wait to check this book out just to see what all the fuss is about. I admit, I was hesitant to get this book due to the political nature of it. It seemed like the whole 1% jargen being thrown into my face over and over again until people start reciting it back as fact, etc... etc.. but still, I usually like Gail Simone's writing. I am kinda thinking based on the reviews the Captain is being set up as an inside man who will help the team but only time will tell on that one. A group of heroes that mess up police investigations is actually very realistic as very few heroes have any knowledge of forensics or police investigation. I might give it a few issues and see where it goes.
Oh, as for the smart people being gone? Please, they are idiots in anything other than science. If anyone's gonna figure it out it's someone who's street smart and used to spider-man, someone like Black Widow. Still, they Avengers ARE button pushing madmen. They're quick to act, quick to betray, most members of this team turned their backs on their friends with the whole Civil War incident as soon as the law was passed.
I think what most people are missing is simple, the more love and praise you give the concept of putting a villain in spider-man's body and then praising him just means there is no incentive for putting Peter back in the body. Why would they want to do that when this book is selling so well? I hope you like spider-ock cause if sales are any indication he's there to stay now and you all made it happen.
I dropped this book because of the art. I considered it so horrible the people were almost unrecognizable. Their mouths are sometimes so big they take up half the face, just,. not really good, but that's me. The stories, well, okay to be honest the stories are not anything new. And, I still can't get past the fact this hero took her best friend's baby from her because she didn't register. Yeah I know, people say it was a long time ago, get over it. Well, no, see actions should have consequences and I've never really seen any of the heroes suffer much for any of the actions they've performed.
I actually have 2 transgender friends myself and I understand this issues they go through. Both are male identifying as female. For Shining Knight, sure, I get where this was going and all, thought to me the idea of a female who identified herself as male was far more interesting to me than the direction they chose to take it as I felt that would give them far more story options.
But, they chose to do this, no bells or whistles or hype which tells me it was simply a thought out story and not sensationalized. Now I find myself wondering, the idea to make Alan Scott gay seems to me to be a pure reaction to Northstar's popularity in the media, so they chose to make one of their main characters gay. DC needs to do more stories like Demon Knights and less sensationalized spectacles.
Yeah, Jade is definitely on my wish list, but I have to go with Stephanie Brown and Wally West too. If I had to go with one last one.. Brother Power the Geek... no... kidding... kinda. Guess I'd go with Halo. I'm hoping she might appear in the Katana series.
I'm not holding my breath on Jade, though you're also forgetting factors like mind control, so who knows.
I admit I tried Batwing and it didn't feel right to me. However, one aspect of the book I did like was that it was very much tied to the country. He lived in Africa, he fought against the corruption in Africa and had a ventured interest in the country. We take this new character who's a millionaire, had no real concern with the troubles going on in Africa and he's going to be the new Batwing... this feel contrived on so many levels I can't even begin to describe it.
On the other hand I can not deny they need to do something. Sales are dropping drastically, and this book may already be too late to save. I commend them for trying a new approach, just weary about their choices.