chap22 wrote:i just don't have any clue why those two would be skulking about the shadows of a warehouse on Earth.
nor why they would need to hire regular Joe Shmoe underlings to case Uatu's place waaay back in Bru's portion of the Point.One special that started all this.
So they are linking it to that, then? I wondered if that had been resolved in some other series I wasn't reading, or was simply a forgotten plot point.
I enjoyed the issue, for what it was.
For as much stuff by Jason Aaron as I've read now, over the years, I'm not really certain I recall if I've read a murder mystery by him before.
The reason I mention that is because I don't know if that means he "plays fair" with the reader or not.
If you play fair, then you leave clues in there that, while they might be red herrings, won't be so awful that you anger the reader. While everyone understands there will be some suspension of belief, as JMS once said, you have to play fair with the reader. Then, when you make your reveal and explain how the villain knew that taking the Watcher's eyes would give him knowledge, you won't piss everybody off.
Or you could screw the readers over like Brad Meltzer did with Identity Crisis and, out of nowhere, make it Crazy Jean Loring with a flamethrower to cover her tracks, who also somehow knew enough to put out a hit on Jack Drake...when she had never even met Tim Drake.
Ten years later, yeah, I'm still pissed about that.