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#1 Posted by Owie (3689 posts) - - Show Bio

@owie said:

The only problem I had with the BP-Panther fight was that Namor never really got a chance to fight back, and that BP's tech was just kind of random and out of nowhere, not something we've seen before, or even some thing that was really made specifically for Namor like a dehydration weapon or something: it was just generic power/energy claw gloves. I just wish it had been cooler.

The Green Arrow stuff looks great. I'm kind of glad their run is ending, only in the sense that now I can go out and get it all collected together.

T'Challa's sister has shown that Wakanda has dehydration tech and has used it to beat Namor with.

Oh I totally believe they would have it. I have no doubt that T'Challa, or Wakanda in general, with prep can beat Namor. I just wish they had been more specific about what he was using here, it would have made it more interesting.

#2 Posted by Owie (3689 posts) - - Show Bio

@jashro44 said:

@owie said:

The only problem I had with the BP-Panther fight was that Namor never really got a chance to fight back, and that BP's tech was just kind of random and out of nowhere, not something we've seen before, or even some thing that was really made specifically for Namor like a dehydration weapon or something: it was just generic power/energy claw gloves. I just wish it had been cooler.

The Green Arrow stuff looks great. I'm kind of glad their run is ending, only in the sense that now I can go out and get it all collected together.

I see where you're coming from and I agree it was random. All though it did look like black panther was burning him, maybe the heat was dehydrating namor a little bit? I guess it wasn't doing much though and thats just speculation on my part.

It did seem to be burning him a little, although I took it to be more like kind of generic energy than something intended to dehydrate. In a way that's my problem--I wish he just said something about the tech and why he used it, just to flush it out a little. At the same time, I agree it didn't seem to be doing too much to Namor. After he grabbed his face, I expected Namor's face to be all burned and scarred, but it looked like nothing happened. It would have been better to have some kind of tangible result out of the fight, even if there wasn't a real winner. A scarred Namor would have been kind of cool.

#3 Posted by Owie (3689 posts) - - Show Bio

The problem I have with the sign language is that I don't even know HOW I would figure out how to read it. It's easy to figure out the alphabet-style sign language--there's only so many signs for the alphabet, so you can look that up anywhere and find the signs and translate it. I would be totally up for that and I honestly even remember some from when I learned it when I was a kid. But the word-style signs? I'm no expert by any means, but there's got to be thousands of those. I assume essentially one signs for every word. I would be fine trying to figure out the signs for a written word, you could assumedly look that up alphabetically. But how do you look up random signs, what would be the organization to figure it out? It just left me in the dark with no possible recourse, as far as I can tell, for figuring it out. It would have been nice if they had included an index or clues on how to translate it somehow, so that if you wanted to put some effort in, you could.

#4 Posted by Owie (3689 posts) - - Show Bio

I read this and the next issue in reverse order by accident, and I liked this one a lot more. It really felt very solid in terms of bringing this storyline along in a serious way. Honestly it made me wonder about T'Challa's reasoning for the fight in the next issue, it's not like Namor made a decision for him, he did what they were all there to do, and they all took turns deciding who was gong to do it; it's not like it was up to T'Challa to decide for everyone else that they shouldn't do it.

I liked the one panel where Sun God is being slowly killed, I think it's an homage to when Supes gets hit by lightning in Dark Knight but am too lazy to check myself on that :)

I totally agree with Namor here, the other guys are being whiners and focusing on how bad they feel about all this more than the lives of the people they'd be saving. I also liked Dr Strange being pissed when they turned him back to himself (which seemed a little easy to do). Really great momentous issue that was handled very nicely.

#5 Posted by Owie (3689 posts) - - Show Bio

I agree with the negatives about Drax, Gamora, Ronan, and the fodder aliens. Plus it was annoying how lots of alien races were signified a being alien by giving them random ridges on their faces or arms; that's 60s Star Trek style stuff. But it was pretty funny.

#6 Posted by Owie (3689 posts) - - Show Bio

The first battle should be Batman vs Wonder Woman. :)

#7 Posted by Owie (3689 posts) - - Show Bio

The only problem I had with the BP-Panther fight was that Namor never really got a chance to fight back, and that BP's tech was just kind of random and out of nowhere, not something we've seen before, or even some thing that was really made specifically for Namor like a dehydration weapon or something: it was just generic power/energy claw gloves. I just wish it had been cooler.

The Green Arrow stuff looks great. I'm kind of glad their run is ending, only in the sense that now I can go out and get it all collected together.

#8 Posted by Owie (3689 posts) - - Show Bio

What's surprising to me is that Marquez (who is a great artist) is less good at drawing the Peter version of Spider-Man than any other character. He just doens't look as fleshed out to me.

I'm assuming that Katie Bishop's parents are the new tech-Spider-men?

@goonage said:

Is anyone else tired of Miles using his venom sting? It seems like every fight he is in has a formula: Gets thrashed by enemy, uses venom sting, magical KO.

Yeah, I hear you on that.

#9 Posted by Owie (3689 posts) - - Show Bio

So, so good. Too bad they're mixing up multiple artists, and the Speed Demon-dog thing was a little confusing, but still: so, so good.

#10 Posted by Owie (3689 posts) - - Show Bio

I was out of town and didn't realize there was a New Avengers last week, so I just got this one, dammit. But I have to say the fight and the art did not live up to my desires. BP's abilities were a basic tech MacGuffin with no explanation, and Namor never really even threw a real punch for BP to have to survive, so nothing really interesting came out of that.