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I've learned to be annoyed at Marvel's hype. Wolverine's 'controversial choice' was just stupid.
*HEAVY AGE OF ULTRON SPOILERS* Did it never occur to him to tell Hank 'don't let the Vision join the Avengers' or 'make sure you understand Vision's technology.' Just going back and killing him seems thoughtless, there's a thousand ways it could result in a worse future. I'm still interested, but I'm not rooting for Wolverine anymore. At least my theory was right.
Also, am I the only one who likes Hickman's run on Avengers so far, feels like most people hate it. I haven't been following SSM but I liked the first issue.
Peaceful Days died, Let's Survive
If they bring back 2099 I know for a fact there's going to be a lot of people who won't read it unless Peter David is involved, the series got canceled before he could finish it and the fan love for it is immense, and as far as the Marvel pissing folks off thing I primarily blame editor Steve Wacker, google him and see if you can find his forum posts, he comes off as a major tool who makes controversy to sell issues, he's like a douchey J. Jonah Jameson
"If you really loved me you'd all kill yourselves right now" -Spider Jerusalem
@Warthog: I haven't read the current volume of Avengers, but it seems way better than the Bendis stuff. IMO SSM's first story arc was really good, then it kinda dropped, but I still like it and I'm subscribed to it.
@Chaos: Well X-Factor is ending, which leaves Peter David open for the job, I could definitley see him writing a new 2099 series. But if there is a new SM2099 series, that will be four different Spidermen (Superior, Scarlet, Venom and 2099) and I think three is already too much. Steve Wacker is annoying, but I can put up with him in the letter columns at least.
So, Age of Ultron #10 dropped today. Anyone have thoughts on it? I do, in case you were wondering.
@Cameron: Yeah, I don't follow a lot of Marvel titles but I was talking to Wayne at my lcs and he was saying that Sue Storm should definitely know that altering past events only serves to create alternate realities, not necessarily fix the current one.
@Chaos: That name does sound both familiar and like it suites him if he's that bad. :-)
@FAMESREVENGE: I'm waaay behind in current titles but have that on my pull, at least for the time being so I'll get to it eventually. o_O I suspect not much has actually changed, though.
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Vocatus atque non vocatus deus aderit.
I have plenty of thoughts on Age of Ultron, which are very SPOILER FILLED I'M USING CAPSLOCK FOR A REASON. I think it wasn't anywhere near the quality of Bendis's other books, but I think it gets better if we view Age of Ultron as a deconstruction of Time Travel and not as a story about Ultron. Wolverine keeps on messing with time in order to fix things, which makes the entire story pointless in classic Time Travel fashion. Then at the end, the consequences of using Time Travel are explored as Time 'dies' thanks to Wolverine's lack of responsibility. And this has a giant ripple effect. Angela from Spawn shows up in the 616 universe, and Miles Morales meets Galactus (I'm assuming 616 Galactus). I doubt these were the only changes, seems like a perfect way to bring back dead characters. I'm also wondering if this ties into the death of the multiverse from Hickman's current run on Avengers. And ANXM seems like it could show the effects, even more so with the upcoming 'Battle of the Atom' storyline.
So in conclusion, I think the story works better if viewed as a deconstruction of Time Travel and not as anything else. I'm more interested in the ripple effect this'll have. Some people are also wondering if this and Infinity are leading to Marvel's version of the New 52, I hope not.
I am picking it up tommorow, but I'm not really anticipating it at all. I went from thinking it was the best to thinking it was the worst. I feel like Bendis was just making it up as he went. I am going to try out Infinity as it looks much better. But I honestly regret buying AoU in the first place. If it really does mean the end of time travel, though, at least that can stop being used as a crappy plot devive.
*thinking it was the best event
Well...it was a tiny bit better than I thought it would be, but still not great. Pretty much just led to more events.
meh thats Marvel for ya
So is anyone reading Hawkeye? I think I might try it.
Hawkeye is amazing. Also, Young Avengers #6 was amazeballs. Marvel is also helping with my digital collection. Avengers is MY NOW! Book of Choice.
Connection Is Power
Yeah, I'm gonna check out Hawkguy.
#11 is like the Issue of the Century since it stars Pizza Dog.