I'm a well read grad student who's bluntly honest about all things, although I try to be most honest about myself.
I mean, if it weren't on BBC...
So I am not a happy girl right now. I wanted to like this, but it was not as good as the last two series, it tells the story through a new character that I do not like, and oddly enough keeps some aspects of the old series, which only makes me compare them more. So yeah. I will give it some time, and hell, probably keep buying it because at least it's something, but I will grumble and keep the ratings low unless this really shapes up.
The art is good, so two stars instead of one.
I own most of the comics in this series for Red Tornado; there was not much of him in this. I found the character interaction to be cheesy and the attempts to be subtly meta to be awkward. I did enjoy some of this, found things like the poking fun at the way women are drawn in comics to be humorous, but this to be 'meh' overall. That being said, I think I got this for free from Comixology - legally but I paid for the rest and remember liking them more than this issue.
Then again, they didn't have to deal with setup - and I cherry picked issues that had my favorite character in them, so there's that.
Then Unicron. I have a couple issues that I think are not of this continuity and more aligned with the movie, possibly, but not much left. It's sad, but again, good. The character development is just top notch, and it goes to show that this was a labor of love; they could have phoned it in because they knew it was ending, and they did not. Lovely, lovely work here!
I'm saddened by the end of this continuity; the new one is not nearly as good so far. But I am happy that this continues to be excellent right up to the end, so at least I have that, a nice, tight, clean ending to this universe...
So I'm finished with the binging through most of this, and am onto individual issues. Still loving this series, although I found the death scene that was promised to be explosive, ah, less than impressive. Still, overall, this is a fantastically addictive series.
Another miss for me in Marvel-land. I used to lap everything up, and now not so much. This is another huge event, and events are burning me out. Not to mention, I lost my appetite for everything Wolverine when they killed him off, and I'm not into his supposedly huge return.
I did like some of this, like how they protected Wolverine's remains, which they knew would be a prize for many a super villain or mad scientist who could do so many awful things with them. But, still meh on this all.
And it looks like there'll be less of them. I'm giving up on this series, at least for now, and maybe I'll finish it up eventually if I'm persuaded it gets better.
Ugh, that Transformers #2 variant is just beautiful. I also want the cover B which has Megatron, but this guys, THIS.
I want it so badly, don't check variants, because so time consuming, and just noticed this. So... Yeah. I have two Newbury's that MIGHT have it for me. But I'm going to call on Tuesday night and see. But, yes, wants please because this is beautiful. The variants have been awesome so far for this series - being the first two - so I changed my subscription to the 1:10 variants for now. Guuuuys, I waaaaant it.
Mostly because it didn't deal with the fallout from last issue, or not the way I had hoped it would. No, that I wanted it to.
I understand that it's the author's story and they can tell it however they want. That doesn't mean that I didn't want to see other things.
And now the long, long hiatus. So, yeah, not sure if this is the last Saga issue for me...
I can't even with words.
So much sad.
Char has agreed to read on and see if I can even continue this comic, so thank you Char.
I liked a lot - Klaus, Vanya's part in this saga, their mother, and so on and so forth - more in the show. That isn't to say that I hated this, but I didn't love it enough to continue. I also realize that the show wasn't perfect, but it was fun!
Before Black Bolt, the author, worried by something political that got an artists fired, said his comics wouldn't be political. Sweet! Especially since Christians and Jews were targeted by an artist, particularly Jews.
The author is also palestinian. Which makes me nervous because the standard lefty views - and yes, the immigration politics in this are lefty - is that Jews should not be allowed to raise their hands in self-defense, especially against palestinians. Ignore everything, especially the open calls to murder all Jews, from the palestinian leaders, ignore the many murders commited by palestinian terrorists, don't defend yourself. And so I have no safe place: lefty politics in my comics may mean this subtle antisemitism creeping in, and so I refuse to continue with this series if it insists on being political. I refuse to give money to someone who complains when Jews defend themselves, ignoring the violence against them by his own people.
I found the storyline decent other than the anxiety provoking aspect of worrying about lefty palestinian politics creeping into Spider-Man, and the art was meh for me, so thus the low rating. I got this for free as a Marvel Insider - you get points for things, and can get free digital comics with your points - otherwise I wouldn't have read this at all.
James Marsters penned this, but it doesn't really make sense to me to have this set in season seven, although maybe I'm misremembering the series. I didn't like season seven much so I haven't seen it in a while.
Anyway, I was disappointed in how short this was, in the lack of character development and the storyline. The art was fun, and Spike was pretty Spike, so it's not like I hated this. I'd just hoped for more, especially because I was so pleased with Marsters' writing in the Spike and Dry one-shots.
So, yeah, what happens with Fortress Maximus is just beautiful that I'd love this whole mini-series just for that.
I'll most likely read it, although not immediately. I also have some beautiful variants from this series so that's fun!
This just gets better. What happens, why it happens, it's all a lot of fun. I"d have preferred a less animated style, but I understand why they used it. I thought the stories would continue to be not as much fun, but it all leads up to this, and it's all fun by the end.