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habitual

Silly French Man

Postby habitual » Wed Oct 30, 2013 10:52 am

Initial thoughts next post down.

Hab
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habitual

Silly French Man

Postby habitual » Wed Oct 30, 2013 10:53 am

So this was definitely the best issue of Infinity so far, by far and away. There's a solid mix of action and dialogue. Other than Thanos's reason for pursuing his offspring, he just really hates them because he's Thanos, being a bit hollow there was really no where this issue disappointed.

The Builder storyline looks like it's going to be wrapped up in probably 2-3 pages in the next issue, if that many. Really the only thing that's been interesting about that for me is learning more about the New Universe characters, I really hope Starbrand get's more exposure after this event is over.

The issue ends with Thanos having confronted Thane, the Illuminati attacking the Wakandan Necropolis, and Cap and co. returning to Earth with a Kree, Skrull, Shiar Armada. Most of the storylines seem easy to telegraph, but, that doesn't mean I'm not totally looking forward to how this ends, because that's where Hickman really shines.

Hab
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habitual

Silly French Man

Postby habitual » Wed Oct 30, 2013 10:53 am

Going to read Avengers now.

Hab
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Flynn the Pirate

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Postby Flynn the Pirate » Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:30 am

I was a little disappointed by the way in which the Builders' storyline was wrapped up so brusquely. I honestly expected some sort of convergence of the two storylines. Still, the scenes on Earth were fun. I loved Ebony Maw's part in this; you can just tell that he is plotting something else behind the scenes.

Avengers #22 was good storywise, but once again I found myself distracted by Yu's artwork.
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habitual

Silly French Man

Postby habitual » Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:33 am

Flynn the Pirate wrote:I was a little disappointed by the way in which the Builders' storyline was wrapped up so brusquely. I honestly expected some sort of convergence of the two storylines. Still, the scenes on Earth were fun. I loved Ebony Maw's part in this; you can just tell that he is plotting something else behind the scenes.

Avengers #22 was good storywise, but once again I found myself distracted by Yu's artwork.


All I'll say about Avengers #22 is that Thor >>>>>>> Steve & Carol. :lol:

One observation I'll make after a reread of Infinity is that there was not one single mention of the Infinity Gems, I mean zero.

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Flynn the Pirate

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Postby Flynn the Pirate » Wed Oct 30, 2013 12:01 pm

habitual wrote:
All I'll say about Avengers #22 is that Thor >>>>>>> Steve & Carol. :lol:

One observation I'll make after a reread of Infinity is that there was not one single mention of the Infinity Gems, I mean zero.

Hab


That was an awesome scene. I love how Hickman really is using Thor in this crossover. It has been phenomenal.
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Juan Cena

DANG!

Postby Juan Cena » Wed Oct 30, 2013 4:13 pm

habitual wrote:
All I'll say about Avengers #22 is that Thor >>>>>>> Steve & Carol. :lol:

One observation I'll make after a reread of Infinity is that there was not one single mention of the Infinity Gems, I mean zero.

Hab


Except in the first issue where Thanos' minion learned they had been destroyed.
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DANG!

Postby Juan Cena » Wed Oct 30, 2013 4:17 pm

Flynn the Pirate wrote:I was a little disappointed by the way in which the Builders' storyline was wrapped up so brusquely. I honestly expected some sort of convergence of the two storylines. Still, the scenes on Earth were fun. I loved Ebony Maw's part in this; you can just tell that he is plotting something else behind the scenes.

Avengers #22 was good storywise, but once again I found myself distracted by Yu's artwork.



I doubt that the Builders' storyline is fully done with, as 1)There's still a bunch of them in the Multiverse, apparently, and 2)The problem with the broken Superflow is still out there.
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habitual

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Postby habitual » Wed Oct 30, 2013 4:50 pm

Juan Cena wrote:
Except in the first issue where Thanos' minion learned they had been destroyed.


That's incorrect there was another mention of them in New Avengers #9, Reed's gem specifically, which might or might not be the Time Gem, not sure.

That gem could be useful as far as fixing what's going on with the incursions.

Anyway, my point was Infinity #5, not the entire event, as misnamed as it may be

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Juan Cena

DANG!

Postby Juan Cena » Wed Oct 30, 2013 4:56 pm

habitual wrote:
That's incorrect there was another mention of them in New Avengers #9, Reed's gem specifically, which might or might not be the Time Gem, not sure.

That gem could be useful as far as fixing what's going on with the incursions.

Anyway, my point was Infinity #5, not the entire event, as misnamed as it may be

Hab



Thought you just meant the mini, not the entire event.

And it is the Time Gem that didn't shatter, it just vanished.
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Postby guitarsmashley » Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:21 am

Re: Avengers 22...that was the gay married guy making out with the whatever her name is right? Did that happen in issue 21? I don't remember those seeds ever showing up till the first page of 22.
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Postby Frag » Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:24 am

After this issue, I want Hickman to take over Thor after Aaron is done.
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Postby chap22 » Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:35 am

guitarsmashley wrote:Re: Avengers 22...that was the gay married guy making out with the whatever her name is right? Did that happen in issue 21? I don't remember those seeds ever showing up till the first page of 22.

gay married guy? Cannonball???? :smt017 :smt017
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Postby Punchy » Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:49 am

It’s the penultimate issue of Infinity, and no big surprise here, it’s bloody good, especially because, at the end, the two seemingly separate plotlines finally start to converge, as the Avengers discover what Thanos has done, and plot a course back home to Earth.

But I’m getting ahead of myself, there’s still the matter of those death-crazed Alephs to deal with, but in the end, they are actually dealt with fairly easily, as the Avengers have now inspired the galaxy to fight back and win. It’s here that Hickman brings back the concept of an ‘Avengers World’ with the pretty awesome image of a bunch of aliens hoisting up a giant ‘A’, Iwo Jima style. Hickman started using this phrase in #1 of Avengers, and of course, there’s a new series using that name starting up, and man, after reading this issue I am much more excited for that series, especially if it’s this grand in scale. Of course, it’s not all just the Avengers inspiring people, we do still get to see the Hulk smash an Aleph. I suppose there is an issue here with how easy the Alephs were defeated, but I’m not sure we’ve seen the last of them and The Builders. So, after saving the Galaxy and inspiring billions of aliens, Cap, Thor and the rest stop for a part and a drink, only for Gladiator to spoil the mood and tell them that, in their absence, Earth has been conquered by Thanos.

Most of this issue was focused on the Earth-based side of the story, so I loved it, and we got some very interesting developments. Ebony Maw captures Thane, but not after giving him a costume to control his powers. We’ve not seen too much of Thane so far, but he seems like he could be a great addition to the Marvel Universe, and man, Ebony Maw is just a fascinating villain, you’re not sure what he’s up too, and he could very well be moving against Thanos here. Speaking of Thanos, he’s deep in the heart of the Illuminati’s secret base, trying to gain access to the WMDs they created in order to destroy other Earths in the Incursions. It turns out Black Bolt is still alive (yay!) and that’s how Thanos gains control of the bombs, as Supergiant reads his mind. We also finally see Thanos come face to face with Thane, and whilst it is kind of silly that the only motivation for this whole story is because Thanos wants to kill his son, I do like how crazy it makes Thanos seem, and from Avengers #22, it’s clear that this is Hickman’s intention, plus, it does link nicely with Jason Aaron’s recent mini-series.

Meanwhile, The Illuminati are back from dealing with an Incursion, and they team up with Maximus and Lockjaw, and head to Wakanda, and then to the Necropolis to make a final play to save Earth from their own bombs. As Thanos is just about to kill Thane, he receives a transmission from Titan… that the Avengers have attacked it, and are on their way. Oh fucking yes.

This final issue has a lot to do, but if Hickman can pull it off, then this will definitely go down as one of the best crossovers ever, and I say that as someone who loves most crossovers, even ones that most people hate. The dual artists of Opena and Weaver continue to do great work on this series, and I have to say that Weaver draws the best Lockjaw ever, apart from maybe Kirby himself. I think Jim Cheung is returning for #6, which will be good, but these two have done fantastic work here, and I can’t wait to see what’s next for them (the return of SHIELD? Maybe?).
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Draco x

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Postby Draco x » Thu Oct 31, 2013 3:08 pm

This sounds like a very eventful issue-in a good way of course.

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