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New Avengers #9

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thefourthman

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Postby thefourthman » Fri Aug 30, 2013 10:03 am

So, that ugly Iron Man armor looks pretty good when Deodato draws it.

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dairydead

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Postby dairydead » Fri Aug 30, 2013 10:54 am

It's always looked really good.
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T.S.S.-72

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Postby T.S.S.-72 » Fri Aug 30, 2013 11:12 am

I thought this was one of the best drawn books from Deodato that I have ever seen.
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Punchy

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Postby Punchy » Fri Aug 30, 2013 12:42 pm

With the main Avengers title off in space, it looks like New Avengers is showing us the events on Earth, and how Thanos and his army are going about trying to find the Infinity Gems. This was another truly excellent comic, and so far, Hickman is 3 for 3 with his Infinity books, if he keeps up this pace, it could be the best event comic in a long time, and I generally like events more than most.

In this issue, Hickman focuses on each member of the Illuminati being attacked by a different member of Thanos’ lieutenants, the ‘Cull Obsidian’. Iron Man and Reed Richards get in a fire-fight, and Black Panther gets a moment of ‘holy shit he is awesome’ as he faces off against Black Dwarf, who is pretty fucking big for a Dwarf.

What I liked best about this issue is how Hickman used the prior events of New Avengers to fuel the plot, in particular, the war between Atlantis and Wakanda. When Proxima Midnight arrives to fight Namor, he’s already been defeated by the Wakandans, so they don’t actually fight, and in a great moment, Namor lies to her and says that Black Panther has the Infinity Gem, and that all of the Cull Obsidian should attack Wakanda together, which is… wow. Namor is such a dick, and it’s amazing, I love how all of this big massive cosmic war can be turned on its head by one man’s dickishness.

The scene with Doctor Strange was also very well-done, and highly disturbing, and the battle at the Jean Grey school was pretty great too, as Hickman brings back the idea that Iceman is actually am uber-powerful ‘Omega Level’ mutant and has Supergiant control him. Also, Wolverine gets owned, which is always fun.

The ending scene with Black Bolt and Maximus was a great cliffhanger too, is this where ‘Inhumanity’ begins? I’m guessing that Black Bolt thinks the only way to defeat Thanos without the Avengers is to turn on Terrigenesis and make a load more Inhumans. Hmmm… Mike Deodato once again delivers with his artwork, the battle scenes here are great, and his Black Panther may be one of the best ever.

As I said, this crossover has been brilliant so far, especially because it’s so unpredictable and everything from both of Hickman’s Avengers books is finally coming in to play. Let’s hope he can keep this up.
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thefourthman

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Postby thefourthman » Fri Aug 30, 2013 1:13 pm

dairydead wrote:It's always looked really good.

No... It looks like crap in Infinity and The Avengers.

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thefourthman

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Postby thefourthman » Fri Aug 30, 2013 1:14 pm

Also, is this book just Illuminati?

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Punchy

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Postby Punchy » Fri Aug 30, 2013 1:15 pm

thefourthman wrote:Also, is this book just Illuminati?

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Yep, although Captain America was involved early on.
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Postby Flynn the Pirate » Fri Aug 30, 2013 2:46 pm

I was a little disappointed by this issue. I mean, it was good overall, but I felt like there was a lot of stuff that happened off-panel. Ebony Maw breaking into the Sanctum Sanctorum? The entire fight between Black Panther and Black Dwarf? I understand that there are only so many pages that can only contain so much, but it seems to me that if you are going to have this many moving pieces going, it would behoove the writer to have the story move in such a way as to flush out what exactly was going on. As it is, this kind of felt like the cliffnotes version of a larger issue (or two).

But again, it was an overall good issue. Just not as good as Infinity and Avengers.
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thefourthman

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Postby thefourthman » Sun Sep 01, 2013 12:02 pm

I liked it better than the Avengers issue, which unlike this and Infinity, felt like you needed to have read what came before.
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Postby dairydead » Sun Sep 01, 2013 12:05 pm

thefourthman wrote:No... It looks like crap in Infinity and The Avengers.

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Its a solid design. Some can draw it better than others, I'll give you that.
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Stephen Day

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Postby Stephen Day » Sun Sep 01, 2013 12:18 pm

dairydead wrote:It's always looked really good.


Wow, I could not disagree more.
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Stephen Day

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Postby Stephen Day » Sun Sep 01, 2013 12:20 pm

I like the Black Order, they definitely make good villians.
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dairydead

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Postby dairydead » Sun Sep 01, 2013 12:31 pm

Stephen Day wrote:
Wow, I could not disagree more.


:smt102

from an artist's perspective, its fun to draw, dynamic, and interesting. From a design standpoint it is technically sound and well thought out.

I can see why its not for everyone though.
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Stephen Day

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Postby Stephen Day » Sun Sep 01, 2013 12:34 pm

dairydead wrote:
:smt102

from an artist's perspective, its fun to draw, dynamic, and interesting. From a design standpoint it is technically sound and well thought out.

I can see why its not for everyone though.


The armour itself is OK. My problem is the helmet.

I look at the design of the face plate and can't help but think that it's the most ugly thing I've ever seen Iron man wear.

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