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Re: What are you reading at the moment
« Reply #2355 on: March 25, 2019, 06:53:25 PM »
I recently finished The Avengers: The Initiative volume 1. I don't like the world this takes place in because it takes place in a post-civil war world where Captain America is... well,
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. Tony Stark is trying to make it so that all fifty states have their own Avenger team. There's some interesting plot threads here and there, but for the bulk of the book it focuses on Z-list new Avengers like Hardball, Cloud 9, Komodo, MVP, and the list goes on and on. Sure, Hank Pym is featured prominently in the book but uh... spoilers.

About half-way into the book we get to see that
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... and not for any reason that could end in anything good. Fortunately, the book ends closing out a major story line. Like I said, I'm not a big fan of an Avengers team without Captain America. For me, he's the heart and soul of the Avengers and they would do well to carry on his spirit. For some reason it's hard for me to give you my overall critical impression of this book. There's things about it I did not like at all, and there are some things I liked a lot. Overall I guess I can honestly say it's a worthy read if you're looking to see a new Avengers. It's by no means great, but it's a good read.


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Re: What are you reading at the moment
« Reply #2356 on: March 26, 2019, 02:42:08 PM »
Tony Stark is trying to make it so that all fifty states have their own Avenger team. There's some interesting plot threads here and there, but for the bulk of the book it focuses on Z-list new Avengers like Hardball, Cloud 9, Komodo, MVP, and the list goes on and on.
I find this funny because this plot sounds like the joke that Rifftrax had in their Spider-Man riff about their small city being issued a superhero and they were out of the good ones.



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Re: What are you reading at the moment
« Reply #2357 on: March 26, 2019, 04:04:43 PM »
And it has Slapstick in it! My favorite Z-lister.


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Re: What are you reading at the moment
« Reply #2358 on: March 26, 2019, 06:02:26 PM »
And it has Slapstick in it! My favorite Z-lister.
He seems more like an alternate reality Harley Quinn to me.


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Re: What are you reading at the moment
« Reply #2359 on: March 27, 2019, 09:27:56 AM »
He's more like Marvel's version of The Mask (though when Slapstick came out, the Mask was still more of a villain character before the movie came out).


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Re: What are you reading at the moment
« Reply #2360 on: April 05, 2019, 07:40:41 PM »
A little over halfway through the latest Expanse book (the 8th). Thought it started a little slow, but now liking it more than the last couple. Still a lot of things that I find hard to believe with be all wrapped up in a satifying way by the end of the next book which will be the last in the series.


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Re: What are you reading at the moment
« Reply #2361 on: April 09, 2019, 09:53:38 AM »
Finished the latest Expanse book. Initial thought after reading the first half held true for the second half. Had more of a conclusion than some of the recent books in the series which was nice. But did leave a number of things open for the final one.