BlueStreak wrote:This book on Amazons Attack level of terrible. It's telling that Marvel's only half-heartedly promoting the event. They'd much rather have fans focused on Infinity than realizing that they've pissed away $40 on a crappy, dialed in alternative history story in which the main villain has yet to make an appearance after 8 issues.
But, hey Bendis mentioned Morgana fuckin' Le Fay. IT RESPECTS MARVEL HISTORY!!!
I will admit I do not stand with Blue on the overall quality of this event. it certainly has its weaknesses...i feel the first few issues were TOO decompressed, i do lament the fact that the titular villain has not shown up through 8 issues in a 10-issue mini, i feel that after dragging the first 4-5 issues along so slowly Bendis is now throwing too much too fast and it's really affecting the narrative for me, i don't like Peterson's art, and other assorted complaints, but it is not the worst thing ever written, and it's damn sure not Amazons Attack-level, which is somehow even worse than the worst thing ever written.
that said, he does obliquely touch on the one thing this issue which really did finally lose me, or at least sway me into being in line with his earlier point about just enough fanboy-nip to appease old-timers...why Morgana? I saw Bendis's post about all the stuff that wouldn't have happened or would have happened differently if hank had been killed. I've followed Bendis's narrative thread here so far. I get the "butterfly effect". and I think it actually probably would've been neat in this story to draw sort of a straight line from Hank's murder through to a logical
cataclysmic event that wouldn't have happened had he still been around. but a magic vs. science war with le Fey that the heroes lose? where in holy fuck does that come from in relation to BIOCHEMIST Henry Pym? instead of going with something logical that could've proven his big long list of altered continuity relevant and worthwhile, Bendis pulls this completely out of his hat, I guess because he has a hard-on for the character because he really REALLY liked Avengers 240-241 (which might also explain his Jess Drew love too, come to think of it...) or the first 3 issues of the Busiek/Perez run or something. it feels totally unrelated to everything else he's shown so far, and THAT's where the narrative loses me.
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