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Review Group Week #263: The Avengers #10

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Re: Review Group Week #263: The Avengers #10

Postby ****** » Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:47 pm

Viktor Ian Skwydde wrote:
Good just isn't good enough.


Good enough? The Great One's works are among the finest in modern literature.
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Re: Review Group Week #263: The Avengers #10

Postby Rockman » Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:58 pm

Avengers #10

I've always been a fan of Bendis on the Avengers. I think his plotting is very interesting and he has had some great ideas. That said one of the issues I"ve always had is his ability to juggle the cast in these team books. While moving the story forward it seemed like he lost a bit of the characterization for the characters, and as a result they don't seem important to the team dynamic. I think since the relaunch of this title though that he has really improved in that regards. In this issue we get to see some great moments from pretty much every character on panel. Spidey and Noh Varr discussing how jokes work, Wolverine and Charles bantering back and forth, Steve and Iron Man discussing the moral implications of the illuminati. All of it was really well handled in my opinion.

The story itself moved forward at an appropriate rate. No big surprises here right now, they are collecting the infinity gems. The star of the issue is the dialouge and characterization. They do tease what will hopefully be a stellar fight at the end though.

The art in this is a mixed bag. Romita Jr. may be my favorite artist of all time, but his superhero work ever since WWH has not been his best. The art here is servicable and still better than a lot of the other crap we see, but not up to his usual standards. Compare the art in this book to Kick Ass 2 and you will see he is capable of much better.

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9/10

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Re: Review Group Week #263: The Avengers #10

Postby Rockman » Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:59 pm

Fraction's work on uncanny x-men is terrible, like Chuck Austen level bad.

His Iron Man stuff is good from what i've read though. He's a little preachy though.

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Re: Review Group Week #263: The Avengers #10

Postby doombug » Wed Feb 23, 2011 4:11 pm

I hate when you guys start in with that "the great one" bullshit. Makes me hate being a fan of Bendis.
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Re: Review Group Week #263: The Avengers #10

Postby Rockman » Wed Feb 23, 2011 4:16 pm

doombug wrote:I hate when you guys start in with that "the great one" bullshit. Makes me hate being a fan of Bendis.


my review didn't have any of that hyperbole in it.

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Re: Review Group Week #263: The Avengers #10

Postby ****** » Wed Feb 23, 2011 4:19 pm

AMS wrote:
my review didn't have any of that hyperbole in it.


lol, like anyone actually reads the reviews in these threads.

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Re: Review Group Week #263: The Avengers #10

Postby ****** » Wed Feb 23, 2011 4:20 pm

doombug wrote:I hate when you guys start in with that "the great one" bullshit. Makes me hate being a fan of Bendis.


All fans of The Great One should be self-loathing as they are not worthy of his awesome works!

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Re: Review Group Week #263: The Avengers #10

Postby Punchy » Wed Feb 23, 2011 4:23 pm

doombug wrote:I hate when you guys start in with that "the great one" bullshit. Makes me hate being a fan of Bendis.


It's only a joke, lighten up!

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Re: Review Group Week #263: The Avengers #10

Postby SuperginraiX » Wed Feb 23, 2011 5:01 pm

Punchy wrote:
It's only a joke, lighten up!

YOU LIGHTEN UP! :x
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Re: Review Group Week #263: The Avengers #10

Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Wed Feb 23, 2011 5:06 pm

Johann Snow wrote:
All fans of The Great One should be self-loathing as they are not worthy of his awesome works!



This is true.
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Re: Review Group Week #263: The Avengers #10

Postby Zero » Wed Feb 23, 2011 5:06 pm

Avengers #10

There's a scene on a quinjet that sums up this comic pretty well. Fairly unfunny banter between too many characters drawn poorly on the way to fight a fairly unthreatening threat. Bendis is capable of writing some fantastic comics, and even some not-terrible Avengers comics but this was not one of them. Too many characters feature here for any of them to get a strong presence on the page and the only one of them with a distinct voice was Namor, whose opening narration featured some very clumsy hyperbole and a baffling plot choice. If no-one would think to look there, why bother taking the gem away? Oh and did Romita's art live up to his own standard?

No, Romita really brought the fug on some of these pages.
The big danger room spread: fug.
Three characters underwater: fug.
The Hood: fug.
Awkward banter: fug and unfunny.

No-one involved in this comic is a bad creator, but somehow together they are far less than the sum of their parts. That said, the bits with Falcon, Black Widow and Moon Knight? They were great. If only they weren't part of a different comic. One with maybe a scrap of merit.

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Re: Review Group Week #263: The Avengers #10

Postby Zero » Wed Feb 23, 2011 5:07 pm

Also: that half arsed review was far better than this comic deserved. Bad Jude!

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Re: Review Group Week #263: The Avengers #10

Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Wed Feb 23, 2011 5:09 pm

Viktor Ian Skwydde wrote:
Morning Glories, Iron Man 2.0 and what else?



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Re: Review Group Week #263: The Avengers #10

Postby guitarsmashley » Wed Feb 23, 2011 5:24 pm

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Re: Review Group Week #263: The Avengers #10

Postby fieldy snuts » Wed Feb 23, 2011 6:23 pm

I've liked this series overall, but this entire issue was a hurried, rushed mess on all parts. It appears the even The Great One can miss the mark at times.

Art looked inconsistent throughout the book with fluctuating quality, the story just jumped from one scene to the next so jarringly that following it was pretty frantic...overall it just seemed like filler to help bring the 3 other Infinity Gems into play after 4 issues of (pretty good) build-up.

As much as I hate to give it a mark this low given how much I liked the other parts of this story, this is by far one of the weakest books I've read from Bendis ever.

3/10

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