Punchy wrote:I'm sorry, but this review is bullshit, so it's not the best thing ever, and you give the story a 3/10? You say it's as good as all the other good team books, and it's only a 3/10? Does not compute. Most books are not awe-inspiring, to fault a book for not reinventing the wheel is a flawed expectation.
I think you are biased against Millar and also Marvel as a whole, you gave Doom Patrol a 4/10 for story! You gave Blackest Night a 9.5/10 for story! Was the gulf between that book and this so large?
First let me say in all sincerity, I really like you Punch. You're a cool guy and though I disagree with many of your tastes in comics, I respect them, as I do everyones.
Perhaps if you had started your response to my review with I think you are wrong or I have to disagree with you, that would be one thing, but the second you proclaim my thoughts to be bullshit, you have offended me.
bottom line is I didn't care for it. Not because it was Millar, but because I find it adequate at best. I actually gave it a higher score and was nicer than I wanted to be out of respect for those who really like the Ultimate Avengers (yourself included). As for Doom Patrol, there are very few writers I enjoy more than Giffen, but I was not biased when I stated that his first issue of that series was sucky at best.
And I am NOT biased against Millar OR Marvel. In fact, as I'm preparing for my end of the year top five I will tell you that unless something horrendous happens from Marvel, they have been at the top of their game this year. Much better than DC.
If anything, I think perhaps your love for Millar and the Ultimate line has made you a bit biased and perhaps way too defensive.
However, if you are right and I just randomly decided to hate it, then perhaps I don't belong in this fun little group. That'll save me money on a weekly basis.
Seriously Punch, this has really offended me just a little. I thought better of you as a fellow comic geek and an E-friend.