@benblanks86: Back in the good old days (you know, when there was only ONE X-Men book and a 4-issue mini-series from time to time), Claremont was THE man with his writing. His stories were interesting (Days of Future Past, Phoenix Saga, Hellfire Club, Proteus, etc.) and he was building this huge and unique x-universe. Also, he had John Byrne doing great art and co-plotting stories - - a match made in heaven. But then Byrne left and Claremont became more and more long winded and very, very expository in his writing and it got tedious and a chore to read (anyone ever read Dean Koontz? He's in the same league in my opinion.). So, yes, I agree with you.
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Since it seems like a yearly relaunch is trending at Marvel. Perhaps they could leave the titles alone and just add Vol. 1, Vol. 2, etc. every time it relaunces
Indestructible Hulk, Vol. 1, #1, 2, 3 . . .
Indestructible Hulk, Vol. 2, #1, 2, 3 . . .
They can still advertise the heck out of new writers and artists or a new direction or whatever, but what would really be nice is if they could actually have the same writer and artist on the book for the entirety of the specific volume's run. If they advertised properly, they could assure potential new readers that they don't need to read previous volumes to enjoy the current run. Every couple of years, they could put out some sort of "Marvel Universe" thing that would cover origins, powers, changes and so forth of those headlining comics titles. This could also make it easier for readers to drop a title at the end of a volume, but I'm sure Marvel doesn't want that!
BTW, they kind of did this thing over in Ultmate Marvel with the Ultimates and Ultimate Avengers having limited runs, a short pause, then a new creative team would take over with new numbering.
@danhimself: It's a valid complaint because, well, Wolverine is in almost every comic book these days. He's in nearly all the X-titles, at least a couple of Avengers titles, and has two of his own titles. He can pop his claws at any moment as a "guest star" in a Spider-Man or a Hulk or Deadpool or Captain America comic without breaking a sweat. I can't even keep up in which ones he still has his healing factor and which ones he doesn't. Yes, he's a popular character (to some) but I guess continuity be damned - - his new mutation is he can flit around the globe in a few seconds so he can have an adventure in every corner of it nearly simultaneously!
I wonder if Clyde is going to come back to life or be a zombie-like creature and become the REAL Solomon Grundy? He did get a lot of that drug stuff spilled all over him when he got knocked down for the count.
I guess I'm one of the few people that actually like the Ultimate Universe. Of course it was much better when it was fresh and new, but what I like is that the status quo can change at any given moment. Look at all the X-Men that were killed off (including Wolverine, Cyclops, Angel, Nightcrawler, and more) and it stuck! Peter Parker - - dead and gone only to replaced by a new guy donning the suit (well, a cooler looking suit anyway) and he's popular. Reed Richards is now a crazy mad scientist type and I sincerely doubt that will ever change. Anyway, I still enjoy the UU - - it's akin to the current DC's Earth 2 I suppose - - and hope it doesn't get wiped out.
Hmm.. Looks like Rhino is gonna be some mechanical quadruped.. I am not impressed.. -_-
I give this movie 1/2 "meh" out of 4.
I am generally "not impressed" by comments such as this! And can someone put the term "meh" to bed?
I absolutely love this show. I enjoy the slower episodes where he have good interactions with the characters, building up their histories, relationships, etc. I love the big blow-out action scenes (whether it be with zombies or other humans). I am stunned, shocked, and/or saddened when we lose characters (the good guys or the bad guys). I can't grasp why people like to moan about series. If they now bore you, then move on to something else. In this modern world there are hundreds of TV shows that could replace the ones you don't like. Someone above said something about too many plot holes, but then didn't elaborate a whit. I dare any of you to try writing a TV show with a huge cast of diverse characters and make it pleasing and appealing to all the watch it. It has got to be doing something right with its massive ratings. For the past couple of years, I've looked forward to Sunday nights when TWD is on and then eagerly anticipate it when it's off air.
Here's what's going to happen: Barry won't have super speed. He'll have the nickname "Flash" somehow (akin to Oliver's sister being called "Speedy") - "woah, slow down there Flash - - what's your hurry?" He will have a super fast mind however and be able to solve crimes super fast - - usually between 41-43 minutes. Also, he'll usually be seen with maybe a yellow t-shirt and a red jacket of some sort and maybe other days he'll change to a red t-shirt and yellow jacket (naw, that'll be his "reverse Flash" arch nemesis over in the other precinct!). Captain Cold will be his actual police captain, the Weather Wizard will be the local weather guy on Channel 86, and the Trickster will be some minor comic-relief annoyance - - some guy tooling around on a skateboard and being all emo and stuff. Why, this show practically writes itself! LOL!
Don't like the costumes. They should have stayed with the original ones to remind everyone these are the O5 (or maybe a slight variation but with the same color scheme). How did original Bobby change from snowman Iceman into sharp edges Iceman in between one issue? Guess I'll have to read it to find my answer!
I would have rather they be sent back to their original time but keep their memories intact. Then we could have seen rehashes of familiar story lines from the 60s, but with a twist - - start a new alternate timeline (a la Star Trek movies) with familiar themes and characters . . . but different.