I'm a well read grad student who's bluntly honest about all things, although I try to be most honest about myself.
Beautiful, beautiful work. It's fun, it's full of awesome fight scenes, and doesn't skimp on character development. Continues to be wonderful.
I wasn't sure if I'd continue to adore this even with the more serious bent, although I had loved the first one. I was very optimistic, and by the time the second came out, some of that new-series glow had faded a bite nd Was like 'well, maybe this will hold up for a short time?' Then I got this issue and that glow came back: the story, the art, it's all just fantastic.
So to be fair, I've read four and skimmed through five at a store by now. I just don't feel the need to go on: there's not enough Rocket and Vision, aka the reasons I bought this in the first place. I may eventually go back and read it, but right now I don't have the patience for this. Not a bad storyline, but...
Oreo, the real life model for Rocket, being a cuddle monster. Oreo has passed away, and from what I understand, was sickly as a baby, hand-fed milk from a bottle, and grew up to be one of very few tame raccoons. Look at how adorbs he is!
Because it's the only time I really like Prime, when I think he's in a potentially secret relationship with Megatron. (Not even gonna lie, think I like it better when they're being all secretive about it, actually.)
One issue into the new comics continuity, and I'm like 'oh, yeah, that one panel, they are fucking on the sly.'
It's... yeah, it doesn't mean that. I know that, but I want it to, and it's one of those innocent things that's supposed to be there version of a handshake but looks much more intimate to me. That's it, they're definitely in a relationship is my reaction.
So that's a new realization.
Also, the new TF continuity is depressing because the old one was SOOOOO much better. So far.
But I think I won't be coming back. Will someone who reads it when/if it comes back tell me? If you've been keeping up, can I DM you and ask you if I can ask when it comes out.
Did I drop everything, go out, buy comics, and bring my Kim & Kim? Um, yes.
Unfortunately, I didn't have any of my TF vs Visionaries at hand. Boo. Still hoping that it will eventually happen...
Thought of you, Char!
I called a racist a racist on Twitter. They called me a pedophile.
So basically fuck Twitter and I am contacting lawyers if they don't take it down.
She's brought eternal night to all the Earth - all the worlds, in fact. And Voyager, from the previous comic-a-week event, must gather together Avengers - and at least one Guardian of the Galaxy - to stop her.
Except now they seem to be scattered - or maybe in hell? - and apparently living out their most horrible scenarios. Mother of Night is shattered, her soul scattered across the universe and she assures them she is at her weakest. She still wipes them out with barely any effort, not to mention her children, all with the fraction of her power but still formidable opponents.
I peeked at the next issue, and it seems to be, yay, Rocket centered. The first issue was set up, and this issue was narrated by Hawkeye, Clint Barton version. The next one seems to go over what happens to Rocket. Still, it's a Vision and Rocket maxi-series, so I'm pleased to be reading this. In fact, a new one will come out my birthday week, so yay!
But it's another weekly comic, and it stars Rocket and Vision. Yay! My two favorite Marvel boys are... playing together.
And I mean, because I'm super adult:
For a second, Rocket was inside Vision. Marvel sure is weird about sexual innuendo, and actual sex.
And yet, still like 1/100th as weird as Savage Dragon, so I needed a break from the weirder porn-y stuff.
Aaaand now we have a foursome, three ladies and Malcom. Look, it's not that I'm like oh, foursome, gross. I'm not kink shaming. It's just... this doesn't add up: Malcom wasn't into his stepsister, whom he considered like a blood sister, and now it's all about her. He wasn't having sex to having foursomes pretty quickly.
Furthermore, again, it's like watching a well plotted series devolve into nothing but porn and it's not what I signed up for so I'm feeling pretty blindsided. (Yes, Dragon slept around at first, but the ways they describe sex changed, feels gross, and the sex feels far more gratuitous and there just for shock. Not a fan.)
What's going on with Erik Larsen? First, Malcolm slept with his stepsister - because his current girlfriend, Maxine, kinda wanted it, then this whole volume has been describing sex as 'animals in heat' - starting with the ladies of course, as in she's like an animal in heat, then the sex is like that. Malcolm and Frank high five about Frank's ex and Malcom's current girlfriend about wanting sex all the time and how great that is.
Oh, yeah, Frank's ex is Malcom's step sister.
Then it turns out that Maxine taped the threesome and watches it because porn. Malcolm talks about how Angel - his STEPSISTER - has bouncing tits and would freak out about this. Then he freaks out about sharing Maxine and how his line is dudes. Apparently Maxine has no problem with this, because she wants sex again. (Although I don't know; him not noticing that she started 'munching like a pro' on HIS STEPSISTER is so weird.)
Also, Malcolm has pretty much told his father he slept with his stepsister. He said he 'got a piece of her' in front of him, and he's too smart not to pick up on that. Nary an eyebrow lifted, although Dragon has made it clear he considers Angel his daughter so I'd expect him to be like what the fuck is going on here?
I don't want this to be a sex-obsessed porn comic, please. Please don't turn into that?
But am I wrong? It pretty quickly devolved into some pretty heavy weirdness, some of it pretty blatantly more misogynistic. Like I don't know if this was him flipping off people for calling him out on this, things dried up for him, or what, but it's pretty clear this has taken a sharp, dark turn...
Oh, right, and both Malcom and Dragon have been complimented on their big, big penises. By women of course. But lately it's all been Malcom, including Maxine telling him he should 'enter his zucchini in the state fair' which was before they were sleeping and was my first warning but I was still hoping for... not this.
Not ready to give up on this series, but I'm wondering if it's like a Laurell K. Hamilton thing where she got divorced, shacked up with some younger dude, and everyone noticed her series getting more porn-y and more weird when it came to the porn. I want to scream WHO HURT YOU, ERIK?
It's clever enough to keep me engaged, even if I feel it lets down both of these fandoms that I love a little. Just a tad.
Still, I'm amused by Fort Tiberius, and I own all the next two issues - up to the end of the series - so I'll certainly keep on, y'know, trucking until then. It's funny because Kirk's crew didn't know what a truck was when they met Optimus.
No, scratch that, I just think it's funny because so tired and burnt out.