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Punchy

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Postby Punchy » Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:24 am

Jonathan Hickman’s Avengers is doing a brilliant job at telling stories that really suit the new scale of the Avengers, and of making even massive stuff like a White Event tie in to whatever the larger story Hickman is telling. In this issue we find out that the reason the Whie Event went wrong is because of what Ex Nihilo did in the first story arc. Everything’s connected. I am kind of annoyed that the Avengers seem like passengers in their own book, it’s 6 pages before they even show up and even then, they aren’t the main focus, it’s Starbrand and Nightmask. Hickman has gotten better at characterising his main characters lately, but this issue was a step back. I also feel that it was pretty fucking harsh of the Avengers to imprison both of the New Universe guys, but I’m sure it’s all leading somewhere. I was also pretty disappointed that Dustin Weaver didn’t draw the entire issue, but Mike Deodato is an able fill-in.
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S.F. Jude Terror

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Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:07 pm

It's not out of character at all for the Avengers to want to imprison innocent teenagers for crimes they might possibly commit in the future, so I don't find imprisoning the NU guys to be a stretch.
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TimDrake'sDumbWings

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Postby TimDrake'sDumbWings » Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:10 pm

Well, they let beings that bombed major cities have a playground on Mars. Why couldn't they let the NU dudes stay there as long as they stayed away from Earth?
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S.F. Jude Terror

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Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:17 pm

TimDrake'sDumbWings wrote:Well, they let beings that bombed major cities have a playground on Mars. Why couldn't they let the NU dudes stay there as long as they stayed away from Earth?


The Avengers are bullies.
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Juan Cena

DANG!

Postby Juan Cena » Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:47 am

TimDrake'sDumbWings wrote:Well, they let beings that bombed major cities have a playground on Mars. Why couldn't they let the NU dudes stay there as long as they stayed away from Earth?


Let the "greatest weapon in the universe" (or whatever the Star Brand is) live on Mars with Ex Nihlo? Brilliant idea there.
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Juan Cena

DANG!

Postby Juan Cena » Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:00 am

Punchy wrote:Jonathan Hickman’s Avengers is doing a brilliant job at telling stories that really suit the new scale of the Avengers, and of making even massive stuff like a White Event tie in to whatever the larger story Hickman is telling. In this issue we find out that the reason the Whie Event went wrong is because of what Ex Nihilo did in the first story arc. Everything’s connected. I am kind of annoyed that the Avengers seem like passengers in their own book, it’s 6 pages before they even show up and even then, they aren’t the main focus, it’s Starbrand and Nightmask. Hickman has gotten better at characterising his main characters lately, but this issue was a step back. I also feel that it was pretty fucking harsh of the Avengers to imprison both of the New Universe guys, but I’m sure it’s all leading somewhere. I was also pretty disappointed that Dustin Weaver didn’t draw the entire issue, but Mike Deodato is an able fill-in.


It's obvious that Hickman isn't done with Star Brand or Nightmask yet. I think there's a good chance they'll end up as the outer circles on the Avenger's schematic.

The narration during the battle between the Avengers and Star Brand/Nightmask was the coolest part of the book. You couldn't tell which side the narrator was on in the battle, as both the descriptions of "They were titans and gods and immortals" and "And we, we...we were broken. Not called...But made..." (and the rest I don't really care to type out at 2am) could fit both sides.
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S.F. Jude Terror

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Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:38 am

I think it was pretty clear on the page where Hyperion is shooting his eye lasers that the captions are referring to the Avengers, and on the following page, the captions are referring to the NU guys.
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habitual

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Postby habitual » Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:41 am

So the Starbrand took on the Hulk, Thor and Hyperion all at the same time and held his own pretty well. Seems like he even outpowers the Sentry.

Hab
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S.F. Jude Terror

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Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:46 am

habitual wrote:So the Starbrand took on the Hulk, Thor and Hyperion all at the same time and held his own pretty well. Seems like he even outpowers the Sentry.

Hab


I hope we get some old school scenes where he faces off with cosmic characters like the Silver Surfer and they grimace while shooting power beams out of their hands at each other that meet in the middle.
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Juan Cena

DANG!

Postby Juan Cena » Fri Apr 12, 2013 2:33 am

S.F. Jude Terror wrote:I think it was pretty clear on the page where Hyperion is shooting his eye lasers that the captions are referring to the Avengers, and on the following page, the captions are referring to the NU guys.



You would think so. But the narrator's voice feels more like it's the same narrator from the first three issues. That and the descriptions on the next page could easily describe the Avengers as well as the NU guys. "Broken" "Not called, but made""Errors in the system. Anomilies" Planet killers and world breakers" "Final options, last resorts...Things it was not time for...yet" could describe the Avengers as well. Those descriptions easily describe the typical Marvel hero.

If it was one of the NU guys, though. It sounds like they'll be Avengers sooner or later. On the outer circles of the schematic.

One allied with "life"

And the other with "death"
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fieldy snuts

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Postby fieldy snuts » Fri Apr 12, 2013 6:15 am

Maybe it's the Justice?
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Juan Cena

DANG!

Postby Juan Cena » Fri Apr 12, 2013 6:52 am

fieldy snuts wrote:Maybe it's the Justice?


I've been wondering if other NU characters would show up, or if it turns out current Marvel heroes are the MU analogues of NU characters.
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Keb

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Postby Keb » Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:31 am

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avengingtitan

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Postby avengingtitan » Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:13 am

Juan Cena wrote:
It's obvious that Hickman isn't done with Star Brand or Nightmask yet. I think there's a good chance they'll end up as the outer circles on the Avenger's schematic.

What gave that away? Maybe the July solicits?
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avengingtitan

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Postby avengingtitan » Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:15 am

I'm not really feeling Hickman’s Avengers. He's a fantastic writer but much like Morrison I prefer their creator owned stuff. They try to go to far with the big two books they write. Its not bad just doesn't feel right.

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