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Posted by themaskedhero

I thought The Sentry was beyond redemption, but I agree that his death was completely spoiled by coming out on the same day as Siege. I order comics online, but the cover shouldn't have been such a giveaway. 

Posted by Dr. Detfink

Geezus Bendis, talk about a self-serving writer. Few liked the Sentry. Fewer will even miss him (never mind he'll be back at some point). This a badly recycled character and the poor man's Marvel Man. Talk about awkward regarding Rogue having a one night stand with the Sentry. Glad he's dead and now, Marvel can move forward.

Posted by RomaTotti10

I would have given this 0 stars but because the Sentry died I will give it ½ a star.
 
Simply a waste of money.  

Posted by Korg

This one-shot is like a little love note from Jenkins and Bendis reminding us that they have no absolutely no regard or respect for the readers of Marvel comics. Kinda sad to see CV actually dignify this with a review.

Edited by Vance Astro
@Korg said:

" This one-shot is like a little love note from Jenkins and Bendis reminding us that they have no absolutely no regard or respect for the readers of Marvel comics. Kinda sad to see CV actually dignify this with a review. "

The book was terrible but that assessment little excessive.
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Posted by FoxxFireArt

Isn't everyone dressed rather informally for a funeral?
 
The idea that Sentry was always around, but everyone forgot was beyond silly for me. It is such a forced way to create relationships with characters. Feels like a cheap/lazy writers tool.
It reminds of something I saw in a manga series where a new character is introduced later on this isolated island where the entire story takes place. It's explained that she was always there. It's just no one remembers, but the main character who washed up on the island. The reason it worked in that series is that the series was more comedy. It wasn't trying to take itself seriously.
 
The Rogue sex life thing really bothers me to a degree. It's as if the writer needed some woman to be the cliche blubbering woman at the funeral. Since Sentry's wife is dead. He picked Rogue. At least it wasn't Emma this time that was put in bed with another character.

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Posted by Vance Astro
@FoxxFireArt said:
" Isn't everyone dressed rather informally for a funeral?  The idea that Sentry was always around, but everyone forgot was beyond silly for me. It is such a forced way to create relationships with characters. Feels like a cheap/lazy writers tool. It reminds of something I saw in a manga series where a new character is introduced later on this isolated island where the entire story takes place. It's explained that she was always there. It's just no one remembers, but the main character who washed up on the island. The reason it worked in that series is that the series was more comedy. It wasn't trying to take itself seriously. The Rogue sex life thing really bothers me to a degree. It's as if the writer needed some woman to be the cliche blubbering woman at the funeral. Since Sentry's wife is dead. He picked Rogue. At least it wasn't Emma this time that was put in bed with another character. "
Everyone didn't forget.Their memory was erased.
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Posted by G-Man
@FoxxFireArt: That was an error on my part. I referred to it as a funeral but they basically gathered to pay their respects in a non-formal way. I think the funeral just went by as quietly as possible. Bob's mom didn't even know (but Thor takes on the task to tell her himself).
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Posted by Emperor Gonzo Noir
@G-Man: I honestly believe that Bendis utterly destroyed the Sentry
Posted by lostlantern13
@Emperor Gonzo Noir said:
" @G-Man: I honestly believe that Bendis utterly destroyed the Sentry "

Completely agree. There was just no sympathy for the Sentry which made the issue pointless to me.
Posted by G-Man

I wasn't crazy about the junkie angle that was given to him. Sure his original origin was a bit cheesy was supposed to be in that 60s cheesiness style. This is why I say let Sentry stay dead for a while (we all know he'll return someday).

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Posted by Vance Astro
@G-Man said:
" I wasn't crazy about the junkie angle that was given to him. Sure his original origin was a bit cheesy was supposed to be in that 60s cheesiness style. This is why I say let Sentry stay dead for a while (we all know he'll return someday). "
I think the idea of what Sentry was supposed to be could have been salvaged had Bendis not gotten his hands on the character.Most of the things that happened with the character in Dark Reign were silly and absolutely unecessary.
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Posted by EdwardWindsor

 @G-Man:  regaurding the whole rogue issue do you think pehaps sentry my just have to much power for rogue to absorb and thats why they didnt have issuses? , or  is it just another hastly written sentry plothole like hes amazing telepathy that never really showed itself

Posted by Vance Astro
@lazystudent said:
"  @G-Man:  regaurding the whole rogue issue do you think pehaps sentry my just have to much power for rogue to absorb and thats why they didnt have issuses? , or  is it just another hastly written sentry plothole like hes amazing telepathy that never really showed itself "
Sentry can absorb energy.If he can now absorb powers like Rouge...that would be ridiculous.But then again with he and the Void being two different personalities of one host with different powers,maybe this is another ability like molecule manipiulation that we didn't know about.
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Posted by EdwardWindsor
@Vance Astro:  i didnt really think about bob absorbing enrgy i was more thinking about would rogue be able to do Bob any harm via draining him since he would have loads of energy stored and could replenish it easily even if she could absorb any from him.
Posted by Vance Astro
@lazystudent said:
" @Vance Astro:  i didnt really think about bob absorbing enrgy i was more thinking about would rogue be able to do Bob any harm via draining him since he would have loads of energy stored and could replenish it easily even if she could absorb any from him. "
Well she did have Ms.Marvel's abilities before, you ever see what happens to HER when she absorbs too much energy?
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Posted by EdwardWindsor
@Vance Astro: Nope i have not , Nova like blast ?
Posted by Vance Astro
@lazystudent said:
" @Vance Astro: Nope i have not , Nova like blast ? "
She turns into Binary.
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Edited by EdwardWindsor

oh nice i didnt know that how she accesses thoose powers  didnt mrs marvel first become Binary after Rogue had stolen the abilties thou ? or am i just making that up 

Posted by MissPower

let's hope that they can keep him dead....the sentry is such a wasted character...

Posted by Vance Astro
@lazystudent said:
" oh nice i didnt know that how she accesses thoose powers  didnt mrs marvel first become Binary after Rogue had stolen the abilties thou ? or am i just making that up  "
No,you're not making that up.But currently she becomes Binary by absorbing too much energy As seen when she fought the Collective with Sentry and Iron Man. I don't know what would happen to Rouge had she tried to absorb Sentry's energy.If he let's her drain him he would then revert to Reynolds and then he'd be killed.If she just kept absorbing the energy there has to be some effect.
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Posted by Korg
@Vance Astro said:
" The book was terrible but that assessment little excessive. "
Well, it is my opinion, not an objective statement.
Posted by EdwardWindsor
@Vance Astro:  the question would be then  if Miss marvel turns into binary via energy absorbtion, but rogue got that poiwer set pre Binary would she even be able to absorb that much energy?. Would sentry be to much for her to handle " easy i mean energy wise", if they both can absorb each others enegry nothing would actualy chance they would absorb and lose energy at a simular rate possibly, or one would dominate the absorbtion but i think rogue could drian alot of energy form Bob with little effect since hes a solar battery after all.
Posted by MadClawMannn

Sentry and Rogue, Marvel just forcing it on the readers. Rogue should always be with Gambit.

Posted by The Devil Tiger
@Vance Astro:
@Korg said:
" @Vance Astro said:
" The book was terrible but that assessment little excessive. "
Well, it is my opinion, not an objective statement. "

Well, I tend to share the POV of Korg. When you do some thing like that, it's very suspicious. It's a lack of respect at best...
Posted by conformist21

let's hope he stays dead like uncle ben, captain marvel, etc.
nobody would welcome his return, just let him die.

Posted by DEGRAAF

 seriously i just read a Q&A about Siege #4 and i've got one question. After reading the Q&A given below and looking at the given scans, can someone please explain to me how Sentry was lying about having the powers of Molecule Man?
 
 

In this scene, Thor finally ends the threat of the Void AKA Bob Reynolds by killing him. It seems like when you consider the Void's power level, the only way this could have happened was because the Void wanted to die.

I see there is a lot of online speculation about that, and I thought it was pretty clear. I don't like to over analyze these things. I prefer the work to speak for itself, but I'll put two things out there.

I think we've all met crazy people in our lives, and I think you learn pretty quickly that when you're dealing with a crazy person, you can't trust what they're saying to be true. Just because the Sentry/The Void announced that he had the power of the Molecule Man, it doesn't mean that he actually did. He just thought that he did. He was a crazy person and maybe a drug addict, as the character's creator, Paul Jenkins, put out there. So not everything he was saying wasn't necessarily true. Maybe it was. Maybe it wasn't. I know that's difficult for some people, because when they read a story, they don't want to feel like they're being fucked with. That character, though, was not in control of himself. There wasn't one second throughout the run of "Dark Avengers" where he was in control of himself.

Number two, yes, Bob realized that things had gone as far as they could possibly go. There was no other end for him and without his cooperation he doesn't go away. I just didn't want to have a line in the script where someone like Spider-Woman goes, "Boy, if he didn't want us to kill him, we couldn't have killed him." I see a lot of people got it, though, or they were just so happy to see the Sentry die they didn't give a shit how it happened [Laughs]. 
 









Posted by llagrok

"let's show up in super-hero costumes to a funeral" 
 
You can come out and say it G-Man, Bendis killed him.

Posted by sora_thekey

I agree with Sara, this should have come out next week... or rather today... confused...
Haha Big banana!
 
To be honest I don't think he will come back... He was brought back for all these 8 years of stories so it will be a long time until he comes back...

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Posted by goldenkey

he's just to powerful, can't keep him around.  Like Molecule Man and Proteus. 
Posted by NXH

Hmmm - Gimmic!

Posted by leokearon
@G-Man said:
"I wasn't crazy about the junkie angle that was given to him. Sure his original origin was a bit cheesy was supposed to be in that 60s cheesiness style. This is why I say let Sentry stay dead for a while (we all know he'll return someday). "

Yeah the Junkie origin is stupid, I prefer The Age of the Sentry's origin by Jeff Parker. If it was the proper origin it would make so much sense
Posted by mattydeNero

I thought this issue may have been better if written by Bendis.  I didn't like it at all.  The whole Rogue thing was terrible.  I am kind of glad he's exited the continuity for now.  I was getting pretty irritated at Bob's emo ways there near the end.
Posted by Korg
@mattydee007 said:
" I thought this issue may have been better if written by Bendis."
I doubt it. There is a reason Jenkins wrote this instead of Bendis. Bendis cannot deal with Sentry's continuity. He is literally incapable of it. Bendis murdered Sentry as a character on more than one level. If he had written this, it would probably be even worse (hard though that is to imagine).
Posted by mattydeNero
@Korg said:
" @mattydee007 said:
" I thought this issue may have been better if written by Bendis."
I doubt it. There is a reason Jenkins wrote this instead of Bendis. Bendis cannot deal with Sentry's continuity. He is literally incapable of it. Bendis murdered Sentry as a character on more than one level. If he had written this, it would probably be even worse (hard though that is to imagine). "

I didn't really look at it from the Jenkins-to-Bendis prospective.  I think you may have just changed my mind on that note.
Posted by fACEmelter88

Why do they always where their costumes some i get y but the fantastic 4 and the x-men? Also why doesn't scout have a robotic arm or prosthetic, especially since he's friends Mr. Freakin' Fantastic. I kinda liked the issue

Posted by hrdwrkngXsoldier

Well I think I was one of the few people who liked this book.  I reviewed it last week.  But I will be doing a blog on the Sentry on Friday that I hope will ahve everybody interested.  You know he isn't gone. 
Posted by DEGRAAF
@fACEmelter88: @llagrok: 
 
If they show up in normal clothes then people might figure out who is who in the super hero world. Everyone knows who the main x men and all of the Fantastic Four are in the world so they shouldnt of had too but maybe it is for the safety of the ones around them.
Posted by Omega Ray Jay

Scraps of this issue were good but it did feel a little forced, I hope he stays dead for a considerable amount of time to.

Posted by NeoMantis

I'm beginning to think I'm alone in enjoying the Sentry as a character. While I didn't particularly care for the revisionist history aspect of him I really think he became rather interesting as he struggled with his power and spiraled deeper into darkness.
 
However, I fully agree that he had to go. He is simply to powerful to keep around on a permanent basis.

Posted by Destinyhero20

I need to buy some tap shoes. Feel like dancing    
Posted by Nova`Prime`

I can't believe y'all can't figure out why the Sentry was able to touch Rogue, because he is just that powerful he has power to spare :) Seriously I hope he doesn't come back, and its awesome that Thing hated him. I might pick this comic up just for that, but I'll wait until it makes the bargain bin because someone ordered to many comics.

Posted by llagrok
@DEGRAAF: lol.
Posted by Kid_Zombie
@NeoMantis said:
" I'm beginning to think I'm alone in enjoying the Sentry as a character. While I didn't particularly care for the revisionist history aspect of him I really think he became rather interesting as he struggled with his power and spiraled deeper into darkness.  However, I fully agree that he had to go. He is simply to powerful to keep around on a permanent basis. "
I didnt mind this issue either.  The character was weak, but unlike most people here, I thought bendis actually made him some what interesting.
Posted by InnerVenom123

Stay dead. Please.

Posted by Omegaman10

Bendis gave him an overload of new powers but he never really expanded on the character, there wasnt really any growth. IMO sentry was just portrayed as some overpowered  pussy being controlled by osborn. Hopefully Dr. Doom will kill off osborn or something, getting sort of tired of seeing him around.

Posted by WhiteLantern#1

Hey I know this is a dumb question  but how did the Sentry die?
Posted by The Sadhu

Doesn't anyone find it interesting that Cyclops... a guy who has no known history with Sentry just happens to show up... especially since he still has a small part of the Void trapped inside of him! Anyone...???
Posted by jakob187

HAHA  Fallen Sun!  GET IT?!  Because...ya know...Captain America had Fallen Son... 
 
...and so this one is called Fallen Sun...with a "U"? 
 
HAHA.  Great one, Marvel.  THAT'S A KNEE-SLAPPER!!! 
 
OH, and more ret-con'd Rogue sex life!!! 
 
T_T

Posted by Suigetsu

NOT GONNA MISS HIM, PLZ stay DEAD. And retconing Rouge's sex life is super lame. DC must be LMAO right now.

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