Punchy wrote:You expect to address his random mentions of World War Hulk? It has nothing to do with Ares.
they weren't random except for the random Secret War thing which is a typo, I think...
Anyhow, what he is saying is that Marvel gets good ideas and them runs them into the ground and gave you several examples of this under the current editorial and creative team at Marvel. Frankly I agree with him. I thought Secret Invasion sucked, but Dark Reign seemed awesome to me. A year later I am sick of it and I never thought about it until know, but he's right it is Ellis's T-Bolts to the Nth degree.
There are lots of books individually I like at both Marvel and DC, but both have a real bad habit of taking things to far. Deadpool is a perfect example of this. There is a difference between pimping a good thing, acting on a good thing, and killing a good thing. I think both are getting real good at killing shit. Blackest Night, boring. Dark Reign was cool and now is pointless and just keeps going.
Ares is a great concept but making him part of this lessons it a bit and I'm sorry I can't get excited about this book. Hopefully, I and the others are wrong and it is the shit, but don't ask us to fake excitement about something we would probably not read if it weren't the book this week. There are some of us who were genuinely excited about FVZA and we even made at least one convert. Instead of a book that seems to have a bit of buzz going for it, we are reviewing a book that will have this reaction across America tomorrow, "REally? Are you kidding me?"
So yeah, being the vocal bunch we are, we say something. Then you prod us into going around and around in circles all week. Amlah will come on later post the article and bitch about how boring the thread is in the op next week... the cycle continues...
It's like the whole thread is written as a Marvel book. What is wrong with us.
Oh and track 17 on Embryonic is the fucking shit!