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chap22 wrote: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,
We've basically got two stories crammed together to make one story. That's why you're getting narrative whiplash.
1. Bendis & Hitch plotted out one story - issues one through part of five (or however much Hitch had already drawn) + a conclusion that will be different than the one we'll get. This story is all about atmosphere, so decompression is appropriate.
2. Marvel Editorial schedules the event for 2013. Bendis & Marvel Editorial re-plot the end of the story (half of issue five through ten) to stretch it out to ten issues (Angela added to the end at some point). Bendis throws in the alternate timeline/Exiles like stuff we've seen since issue six. This story is all about meeting new versions of Marvel's favorite characters, so it's going to be fast paced if you don't allocate enough issues for it.