RayeGunn's comments

Posted by RayeGunn

Yes! Loved this issue. It's amazing how straightforward it feels as you're reading it, while it's jumping around 3 different times. I've been saying this a lot today, but it's true. I've never followed Thor's book before this, I jumped aboard mostly because the creative team looked really promising, and I have not been disappointed. Probably my favorite Marvel book at the moment.

Posted by RayeGunn

Just wanted to say again that I completely agree about Thor. I've never followed his book before but checked it out because a nice convenient #1 and I like Jason Aaron, and I've been blown away by it. It's become probably my favorite Marvel book right now. The writing is smart, and I really have no idea how this will all resolve, which is refreshing because I'm usually not bad at guessing, the art is absolutely gorgeous, just a very solid book, I love it.

Spider-Man... undecided. I had a hunch that Otto in Peter's body would never last, but i am not sure if I like this Peter's 'ghost' kinda hanging out in the comic... but I suppose it is a way to reassure the fans who were enraged that Peter had died and actually thought he may not come back.

Posted by RayeGunn

Boxing Day is the name of the day after Christmas... and in a lot of countries, like Canada and the UK, there are MASSIVE sales. We don't do Black Friday.

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Well, presumably Stormwatch (specifically Midnighter, most likely, since he's the one who has to clear his name) will take care of Harry in this story, which will free the Shadow lords of his influence, so it doesn't take the Shadow Lords out of the picture permanently, unfortunately.

And yeah. It's a bunch of ideas that got mushed together, even though they don't really fit, and all the parts end up diminished. It's got this whole secret society thing, like a less cool Planetary, got the characters from Authority except the characters can't act they way they should because of the whole secret nature of the team, and the Eye and Hyperspace are just lame imitation versions of the Carrier and Bleed which fail to capture what was cool about them, and the name from Stormwatch, and not much else, unless you count Hawksmoor... and maybe Apollo and Midnighter, though they were only in the original Stormwatch for one arc...

I think Engineer is beyond saving, which is incredibly sad because i like (old) Angie a lot... but I think Apollo and Midnighter can still be saved, if a place can be found for them somewhere else. Jack I think technically can be saved but I don't have much faith that he will be, since no one at DC seems to have any idea what to do with him...

I think Stormwatch should just be cancelled, and they find places for the characters elsewhere. I'd rather they have a smaller role on Justice League or whatever but written correctly, than to be a big part of something that's wrecking the characters.

Posted by RayeGunn

this was SUCH a breath of fresh air after the mess Liefeld made of the book... smart dialogue, and while the plot is fairly basic overall, it was well put together and got Deathstroke back on track. I'm interested to see how Slade gets past this guy, his healing factor seems even more ridiculous than Wolerine's.

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I don't think this was really up to Jordan's usual standards from what I have seen from him in the past with Luther Strode, or even in this week's Deathstroke, just felt kinda jumbled. Also, this book needs to get it's art issues sorted out quick. But some interesting setup here. I am a little disappointed that, based on what we've seen in this issue and future solicits, it looks like we won't get them actually confronting Kaizen Gamorra directly, just steal the diamond out from under him, leaving him to find another way to create his super-powered army. From interviews and last issue, I was hoping they would end up fighting him this arc (maybe teamed up with Eclipso). But maybe later...

Posted by RayeGunn

I liked it overall. a few quibbles, but certainly nothing that will keep me from reading the book.

Good:

Loved the character interactions, Grifter and Deathstroke are far more interesting here than they are in their own books right now, even if we only got a small sample due to it being a team book and all. While I wasn't sold initially on the need for 3 new characters, (I would have liked to see some other established characters make their New 52 debut) I have to admit Bronson in particular intrigues me, i have a wacky theory about him not really being a brand new character and what we are really getting is a stealth-origin for an existing character... will see if that pans out.

Bad:

I think the art is a poor fit for the book. I think it feels like DC is trying to hard to make the book fit a stereotypically '90's' vibe and i think it wold work better with some gritty, dark art. Also, if you read the 0 issue, this felt like a retread in a lot of ways, but I am sure that in a couple issues it will find it's groove and stop with the character exposition so much. And yeah, I agree the zombie people feels a bit anti-climactic, though i suspect there is more to them, will have to see about that in issue 2.

Posted by RayeGunn

We appear to have very similar tastes. ;) though I am reading Swamp Thing and Animal Man, and haven't touched Grifter since Liefeld came aboard (but I will, with great dread, read the issue with Midnighter... 'cus... Midnighter. I've read every appearance he's made to date, and I can't seem to stop even if it sucks).

And yes, I, Vampire 12 was a ton of fun, I liked seeing Jack Hawksmoor FINALLY kick some people (okay, zombies) in the face, and I loved the big ball of snark that was Apollo, he was awesome this issue. I want Fialkov to just keep them.