Unscripted Review: Secret Avengers #4
Well looks like a fun issue...doesn't seem like a very good book if you're a big Nova fan though lol which I am. I had enough of him being mind controlled in his own series.
I actually dropped this book last month, but the conclusion of this mars chapter tempts me to try it again...I'll probably just wait for the trades though.
Anyways, Steve with the Nova force for an issue is fun, but permanently? No way. That's straying waay too far off course from being a super-soldier and it would take away from his character imo. It's like giving Batman permanent powers...unh uh.
" So my only complaint is this. After all those months of secret covers and such, Nova leaves after 4 issues? "Its not surprising, Brubaker stated from the beginning that Nova wouldn't be on the team at all times. Which is refreshing an indirect way of pointing to characters having their own stories to tell and things to do. I wasn't a big fan of Nova being a member of the SA anyway, I mean he's Nova Prime, he has the entire Nova Corp. to look after, rebuild, and train the new recruits.
I read the first two issues of Secret Avengers and I have to say it blows all the other Avengers titles out of the water.
Nice to have a two-person review again.
Really good issue. Best so far in this series. The only thing I thought was a little disappointing was that Nova wasn't stronger when he wore the crown. He should have put up a better fight and done some more evil stuff.
" @Jake Fury said:
" So my only complaint is this. After all those months of secret covers and such, Nova leaves after 4 issues? "Its not surprising, Brubaker stated from the beginning that Nova wouldn't be on the team at all times. Which is refreshing an indirect way of pointing to characters having their own stories to tell and things to do. I wasn't a big fan of Nova being a member of the SA anyway, I mean he's Nova Prime, he has the entire Nova Corp. to look after, rebuild, and train the new recruits. I read the first two issues of Secret Avengers and I have to say it blows all the other Avengers titles out of the water. "
Very true. I was just looking forward to seeing him involved when he wasn't being mind controlled.
I agree with Babs, It would have been cool if he couldn't handle it completely. Like he could handle it enough to get the job done, but he was playing through the pain the whole time and he actually can't take it in the end.
Because then it makes Steve more human and not the untouchable Captain America who can't die and can do anything. Gives him some limitations. Like when people complain about Batman being unstoppable, I don't want that to happen to Steve Rogers either.
I also am annoyed by Spider-Man, Wolverine, Hawkeye, and others showing up in more than one Avengers comic.
also, glad to see you guys both reviewing together. I like the solo reviews too. But i like the conversations too.
"Now that we've brought Steve Rogers back, how should we make the transition back to him being Captain America?"
- "I've just had an idea... what if-"
"Does this idea involve doing something that would annoy the fans?"
- "Nooooooooo It'll be fine, what we do is take Steve and give him super powers"
"And how does that get him on the road to becoming Captain America again?"
- "Um... well..."
"You're an idiot, put down that bottle of scotch and for the love of God put on some damn pants!"
Ya I got a kick out of this issue, and the only problem I have if it is a problem is I (like Gman) dont really dig the space stuff. Mars is a cool location and whatnot, but I like the earth lol. And I dont care what anyone says... Steve would not only handle it but he would spank the Nova force in front of the Corps themselves. The "im fine" was too freaking cool.
I really don't see much confusion as to it being Nick Fury or not.
The guy he was working for was trying to prevent the destruction of the universe by the unknown pre celestial / Galactus entity that the Watchers have kept an eye on.
I don't see it much against Fury's best interests to prevent the Universe's destruction, he even takes a bit of time to voice his concerns over Roger's team still being on the planet as they march their suicide bombing team.
But I guess I could be wrong, but its not like Nick Fury has much to do with his free time anyways. :P
Cap would have made for an awsome cosmic hero via Nova Force, next time Cap, next time.
Even though I believe that Steve Rogers return was a mistake that Marvel made when they revived him and many writers would have a problem on knowing what to do with him. Im actually glad that he's in Brubakers hands as we see him keep the interest and respect for Captain America, Marvels most EPIC hero ever made.
I disagree with Miss Babs, it wouldn't be cool if Steve Rogers couldn't handle wearing Nova's helmut. She doesn't realize that Captain America was designed and created as a rolemodel for readers and to see him unable to handle something like that would be way out of character. For a guy who is worthy to swing around Thors hammer, im actually glad to see Steve Rogers be introduced into something new and unique. Probably one of the most greatest combinations that I find creative and unique for Steve Rogers.
The only thing that Steve Rogers shouldn't be able to handle is two things, personal baddies and Super Soldier malfunctions.
Nova is way too powerful for this team. I'm so tired of someone like Nova being punked by Steve Rogers.
Nova has been through two cosmic wars, ending the second one himself, and Steve Rogers once again is the "I'll save the day!" hero. He shouldn't be. I'm glad they got Nova out before he got pissed on any more.
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