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Mini-Opinions – Friday Edition

And we are onto a new,crazy week. I still feel like a huge pile of things to get through, and this week I won’t have quite as much time as before. We shall see how this goes!

Fantastic Four #4 and #5

Well…this is getting better. I wouldn’t say that it’s getting good, but we’re making steps in the right direction. I liked the background we got in issue #4, the running story of how Reed and Sue met and eventually married. It was a really cute story, especially when the exact opposite, the lack of trust from Reed, was going on in the main storyline. I think having those two side-by-side was pretty telling when it came to Reed, and I enjoyed what was going on and the cliffhanger we were left on (FINALLY! Something that kind of made you want the next issue…). #5 was a cute story with the kids and Ceasar that was, apparently, setting something up that I assume will be in FF (if the shot of the newspaper article had anything to do with it…). We also got some serious talk between Reed and Sue, and it’s finally starting to feel a like we’re seeing the tiniest slivers of a running storyline. I’m still not sold on this one, though.

I really don’t understand this though. I LOVE Fraction’s writing in Hawkeye and FF. We know that he can make a good running storyline (through FF) and a good episodic series (Hawkeye). I don’t understand why those two titles feel like they’re leaps and bounds ahead of this one when we have the same author. Because it isn’t the art that’s the problem here…there is very little happening in the story that makes you want to keep at it. And I just don’t understand how these opposite things can come from the same author!

Final Opinion: Iffy (2nd in a row)

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Mini-Opinions, Attempt #1

Trying out the new format this week – let me know if you guys like this or not! Its definitely a little easier for me to do this than to do bigger posts for each issue!

Mind The Gap #8

Okay, so I’m not sure if maybe I’m just getting so lost in all the details that I’m missing things, but this may be the first filler-like issue for Mind the Gap. There were certainly some interesting tidbits in the conversations, but it feels like no new information was really introduced here. At least in terms of the mystery happening in the real world…the Garden is a different story. Don’t get me wrong, I fully enjoyed the issue! It just wasn’t one of the better ones that have come out so far. I’m really looking forward to the next issue – which is supposed to be a “silent” issue 🙂

Final Opinion: Solid

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Dazed and Confused (Young Avengers #1)

SOO many questions running through my head right now, I’m not even sure I can keep them all straight! I will try and make a list instead of throwing them out all over the place, but I do not know what’s going on!

So we start the issue off with Kate Bishop (which just made me excited – I love her in Hawkeye!) and Noh-Varr, who I know is a Kree from the Wikipedia article on him. There is talking and dancing and then the Skrulls attack. I really liked the page that showed the attack, which all of the different panels and how it was all laid out – it took me a bit to figure out which direction to go in (down or right) but once I figured it out, I really liked it! We learn everything we need in relatively little space.

Next we are introduced to Hulking, who, as far as I can tell, is part Skrull and part Kree (I’m still not entirely sure what these two races are, but I’ve heard of both of them…). He has shape shifted to look like Spiderman (I found this kind of funny…), defeats a few would-be robbers, and then returns home. There, we find Wiccan, who’s mother is apparently Scarlet Witch. The two have a kind of quick exchange, and then Wiccan goes and starts looking through realities, though we’re not quite sure for what at this point.

Jump to Loki, who has made some sort of magical circle with random breakfast foods that actually float off the table and tell him that Wiccan is up to something, causing him to poof and reappear on Wiccan’s roof. He looks like he’s about to try and stop Wiccan with our last new character is finally introduced. Miss America Chavez…I’m not even going to get into how ridiculous that name is…I can’t find all that much information her. It doesn’t look like she has a very long history (especially compared to some characters in this universe). She’s none-to-happy that Loki appears to be trying to kill Wiccan and attempts to chase him off. Hulking intervenes and the two rather quickly disappear without explaining much of anything…

In the meantime, we have Wiccan, who is still looking through universes, find Hulking’s mother and then pulls her through to now. She and Hulking are reunited, and everything seems okay…until his mother shape shifts and attacks both of Wiccan’s parents.

All of this really left me with only one thought: What the %($* just happened? Seriously, there were so many little things and moving parts, and I do not know what is going on here! While everyone else’s storyline was tied together at least a little, Kate and Noh-Varr seem to be on something else entirely. Maybe they’ll all come together next issue? I’m not quite sure. All I know is, I’m so confused.

And now for the questions:

  1. Can Noh-Varr breathe in space? I know he has quite a few powers, but he shot out a window on his spaceship…and that’s got to mean he no longer has air…
  2. Has Kate always been this young? I kind of assumed she was in her 20s throughout Hawkeye. Is she supposed to be younger?
  3. When did Loki become a child? I’m pretty sure, from the history I’ve read, that he’s an adult most of that time…
  4. Is the woman that we saw Wiccan bring back actually Hulking’s mother (i.e. Princess Anelle) or is she the nurse that raised him on Earth? Or is she neither of those things…

Okay, so maybe not THAT many questions…but really, this one was confusing! I liked it…I want the next one…but I really hope they start explaining things soon!

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