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I left out that MP volume 1 in my list. I started it on Sunday - it is VERY good, but part of me wishes the collective we could move on from World War II & Nazis. Can't our own generation(s) start being significant enough and do significant enough things for entertainment to riff?Punchy wrote:
outsider wrote:I left out that MP volume 1 in my list. I started it on Sunday - it is VERY good, but part of me wishes the collective we could move on from World War II & Nazis. Can't our own generation(s) start being significant enough and do significant enough things for entertainment to riff?
Oh, I realize going in that it's going to feature a lot of real-life/historical characters - my comment was more on entertainment in general. It seems like a lot of geek-centric properties have WWII as the focal element.Punchy wrote:
Well, the series is more about the Cold War than WW2, by the end of Volume 2 they are up to JFK's Presidency.
Wernher Von Braun was a real-life integral part of the Manhattan Project, it makes sense to feature him.
outsider wrote:Oh, I realize going in that it's going to feature a lot of real-life/historical characters - my comment was more on entertainment in general. It seems like a lot of geek-centric properties have WWII as the focal element.
I dig the Manhattan Project anyway (my grandfather was a physicist in Oak Ridge, helping extract uranium) but I do like the hidden/alternate history that Hickman is rolling out.
It may be that, plus a bit of nostalgia. 'The Greatest Generation' is rapidly dying off, so it makes sense that the current generation of storytellers is affected by that and harkening to the defining era of their parents'/grandparents' lives.Punchy wrote:
Yeah, it does seem like a lot of stuff is harkening back to WW2 but with Vampires or Werewolves or some other sci-fi/fantasy slant.
Maybe it's because we aren't as ready to tell stories about the current wars, so people need to go back to older ones?
Cover price was $9.99, so before a discount is applied!
Danger Club Vol. 1: Death - Imagine if DC or Marvel were to do an event comic where all the main heroes and even their villains were to go into space to fight some cosmic level threat...but didn't return. Now imagine that same world and the sidekicks are the only "heroes" left. They have no idea what happened to their partners, they have no idea if they are ever coming back, and they have to assume that whatever the heroes went to stop is still on it's way to Earth.
Damn. Landry Walker and Eric Jones waste no time dropping you right into the middle of a thriving universe filled with superheroes, mystery, and intrigue. Danger Club Vol. 1 picks up 3 months after the heroes of Earth have disappeared. Walker does a fantastic job introducing the reader to a rich world, filled with it's own mythology but he doesn't bog you down with trying to tell you what happened before. We might not know what Kid Vigilante's origin story is but that doesn't stop Walker from making him and the rest of the cast of Danger Club into some of the most interesting and dynamic new characters around.
Artistically, this book is gold. Eric Jones is a superstar. This trade may have only been 4 issues but Jones is steady and solid the entire time. Bottom line, this trade is $10 and it is an absolute steal. Buy it and enjoy!
Keb wrote:Secret Avengers vol. 1: Mission to Mars by Ed Brubaker, Mike Deodato & Co.
Read this with Unlimited. Kinda meh. The team was pretty good but the plot was boring and I just felt bored. Much prefer the Remender Secret Avengers. The art was really good though.
Keb wrote:Secret Warriors vol. 1: Nick Fury Agent of Nothing by Jonathan Hickman, Stefano Casselli and Bendis
(Read on Unlimited). Good start to what looks like a total homage to Steranko Nick Fury. I like the teens. I like the howling commandos. I like the hydra high order too. Even gorgon (but I didn't want him to ever come back). Art was fantastic. Please tell me this guy is still working at Marvel. I'd love to see him dohigher profile stuff. Looking forward to delving into this.
How're you liking Unlimited?
I passed on Bendis' last volumes of Avengers and though about trying it with this since I haven't seen the trades super cheap.
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