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Victorian Squid wrote:They are really stringing things out, aren't they?
Look at Death Of The Family, which started strong out of the gate and got a lot of attention but has now been stretched thin by too many tie-ins and so much meandering.
Grayson wrote:Honestly, I really like the fact that Remender is trying to do something a little different with Cap in this series. That being said, as much as I really enjoyed the first issue of this run, the second issue really dropped off in terms of quality. I still enjoyed it but I wasn't as excited about it. I am hoping to give this series at least 1 story-arc before I make up my mind but 10 issues for the first arc seems a bit much.
Anyways, about the actual story itself, does anybody else suspect that Cap is still strapped to a table in Zola's lab? I don't know exactly what Zola is up too but I don't think that Cap's adventures in Zola's alternate reality are actually happening to him.
Keb wrote:Interesting theory. It could be. Much of Zola's abilities of control (in the Kirby stuff) stem from being able to manipulate things mentally, so he could be manipulating everything on a dimensional level or he could just be manipulating Cap alone. I'm hoping Remender doesn't use the typical cop out for these kinds of stories. He's way too good of a writer for that.
I can definitely see where Brubaker fans would hate this story. Brubaker Cap is the only other Cap I've read besides this and Kirby but I was pretty bored by it. I got through Red Menace and didn't bother with anything else.
I like that its a long story. Granted, long stories can go bad (see: Superman For Tomorrow) but I think after the long stories in the Uncanny X-Force run by Remender, this will have its pay offs.
Its pretty obvious he's fanboying Kirby big time. Even that run started off with a long ass story arc that took a long time. Its very good though. I just finished it last week and I loved it.
I'm sure that Remender has some type of interesting twist in store but the fact that he kept mentioning Cap's headaches and the pain from the place where Zola injected him is still bothering him a "year" after he escaped, sorta throws up a red flag for me.
I was a fan of Brubaker's run but so far I have enjoyed this story, in fact part of the reason why I like this story so far is because of how different it is from Brubaker's run. We always get to see Cap interacting with characters like Thanos, Loki, the Kree, and the Skrulls in comics like Avengers and event books but it's been a long time since we got to see him running solo in a sci-fi setting.
See, I would think that after finishing such an epic run as his Uncanny X-Force, Remender would want to slow down a little and take it easy for awhile.
Great, now I am going to have to go out and find the Cap Kirby Omnibus...
Victorian Squid wrote:I think mainstream comics writers, pushed to produce more and more content for Marvel especially, have been polluted by how much media they themselves consume, movies, television, video games, etc.
Matt Fraction is another good example, writing a Doctor Who rip-off to the point of writing Reed declaring everything has gone 'pear-shaped'.
In a way, it's nothing new. On the other hand, there's something to be said for, say, musicians who don't listen to every new hit that comes out while they are writing and recording their own music.
This is not something new. Remember when Black Knight got a lightsaber?
I've only read the Batman issues of DotF, and it's not lost anything for me.
Victorian Squid wrote:
Thank god, no!
Really? Me too and I read #16 today, and felt that most definitely not to be true.
rdrsfn82 wrote:Chap is right.
john lewis wrote:I got nothing but respect for [Chap]
jsalwen wrote:You're the man, Chap.
DMM wrote:Chap knows what he's talking about.
MoneyMelon wrote:chap is right about pretty much everything
GOSD wrote:chap FTW!
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