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#1 Posted by TwoFacedJoker (365 posts) - - Show Bio

Is it just me, but does the dialogue here feel really unnatural and out of place? I do feel it's a little too comedically inclined for the tone of the story, and the alien species and situation feels way too silly for such a dark premise. Not to mention I don't care much for Daisy being there, as a big part of the initial premise here was Bucky going solo with this hard and brooding task.

#2 Posted by TwoFacedJoker (365 posts) - - Show Bio

@theacidskull: agreed, I dropped Uncanny X-Men just as he started dragging out this Last Testament nonesense

#3 Posted by TwoFacedJoker (365 posts) - - Show Bio

Uncanny X-Men has really fallen from grace recently, especially with the last horrendously dull storyline. Unless tomorrow's issue puts some serious win in the series' sails (which I highly doubt considering the utter lack of Uncanny X-Men in the series called the Uncanny X-Men and the plodding pace of the series), I can't say I'm overly eager to here that a "mystery" that Bendis has been teasing for the last 8 or 10 months but everyone seems to already know the answer generally will finally be touched on in another five months.

#4 Posted by TwoFacedJoker (365 posts) - - Show Bio

Daredevil for me, pretty slow week.

It's a shame that Hawkeye is getting cancelled, but I'd rather have a consistent series than this on-and-off stuff. Feeling a little the same for Inhuman, as much as I really enjoy the content; hopefully they get their act together with that soon before it's too late (which it honestly already is).

Luckily, this will open my pull-list for some of these stellar-looking upcoming series, like Bucky Barnes, Superior Iron-Man, Captain Ameri-Falcon, Thor/Unworthy Thor, and hopefully a Doc Strange solo book on the horizon (wishful thinking, I know, but still)

#5 Posted by TwoFacedJoker (365 posts) - - Show Bio

The art is fantastic here, but the writing is so surprisingly disappointing that I can't stomach reading it anymore; a shame, considering Doctor Strange is my favorite Marvel character and he looks stellar here

#6 Posted by TwoFacedJoker (365 posts) - - Show Bio

@johnny_blaze: agreed, the current Guardians series has been seriously disappointing, nothing but mindless popcorn entertainment. I am hopeful for this though, despite the fact that it's in the distant future, a trope that is never reassuring in my opinion, Batman Beyond being the exception

#7 Posted by TwoFacedJoker (365 posts) - - Show Bio

My issue with this series, as well as Ewing's other series that I really wanted to like, Mighty Avengers, is that the tone and focus is changing with every issue. The first issue was brilliant and really enjoyable, I finding myself completely invested in the conflict. The 2nd one was bogged down by some of the mythos, and decided to not build off of any of the themes and ideas established in the first issue for the sake of having this heist plot, which honestly interests me little versus the character development teased at the start, and the third issue has us following the other Loki, but, instead of developing him or comparing his actions to those of the current Loki, we just have him faffing about in an older legend that, again, is bogged down by the mythos that is extensive and feels somewhat needless for this series. Yes, that issue did establish some of the stuff in this issue and why the sword is around, etc., but it wasn't very interesting or fun to read, and the bazooka thing mid-way through the book really frustrated me, coming off as more in your face than anything.

I guess what I'm trying to say, in a roundabout manner, is that the first issue showed us some great character development threads that Ewing immediately abandoned afterwards to focus on setting up the plot, which, for me, has been unsatisfying.

#8 Posted by TwoFacedJoker (365 posts) - - Show Bio

It feels like this author is taking all the mythos and ideas the Immortal Iron Fist created and is spitting on it. Killing off pretty much the only strong female in Kun Lun without much thought, having ANOTHER Davos revenge story, which has been done to death, and the idea that the IMMORTAL dragon is going to die in order to become immortal in death, even though it's been establish that the dragon dies when faced by the new Iron Fist, only to be reborn when the next candidate appears? I can kind of understand why the chi is being shared with everyone, as the new Yu-Ti is more benevolent, but it sort of defeats the purpose of having an Iron Fist then, if everyone has the Chi that gives him power.

I think the art is great, but what I've seen from this series story-wise more or less ignores all the mythos that came before for the sake of having a depressing, dark, and occasionally action-filled story with no real basis.

This isn't the Danny Rand I know... more like Danny Bland.

#9 Posted by TwoFacedJoker (365 posts) - - Show Bio

Somehow I hadn't seen that this was going to be written by Claremont. I know I'm in the minority with this opinion, but I just think he's a terrible comic writer. Just awful. Whenever Claremont's characters character's tale he has them spell out the entire plot, or explain every little motive they have for whatever they're doing. The guy never trusts the artist to help convey the story, so why work in comics.

tl;dr Glad you liked it, but I shall be giving it a miss

I agree with you there. Nightcrawler is one of my favorite X-Men characters, and to see the dialogue spelled out obnoxiously like that? It's so frustrating; it feels like we're reading a story where Claremont is narrator, not Nightcrawler. And an author who doesn't trust his audience enough to understand the things happening on the page in front of you isn't very good at writing. He hasn't written much since the early 2000's, and it shows, considering the amount of work that's gone into the medium to stop writing like this

#10 Posted by TwoFacedJoker (365 posts) - - Show Bio