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The new arc on Superman has reminded me of one of the scenes I really liked from early in New Avengers, right before the "Civil War" crossover blew the status quo to hell again.

I'm on record as saying that my biggest disappointment with Quesada's era of Marvel is that he's come up with some genuinely interesting new directions for characters or teams, only to immediately double back or veer off when a big crossover jumps in. The first two dozen issues or so of New Avengers is a good example there, of a potentially cool plot idea that's never been touched upon again.


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Date: 2010-08-06 10:28 pm (UTC)
protogarrett: (Default)
From: [personal profile] protogarrett
This was such a cool scene.

(Also, Spider-Man, back when he had poison talons, armor, and could glide. Admittedly, I liked it when he was suped enough to take out entire teams of avengers on his own had he wanted.)

Date: 2010-08-06 10:32 pm (UTC)
salad_barbarian: It's Jet from Cowboy Bebop (Thinking)
From: [personal profile] salad_barbarian
This seems like an interesting idea. But while it will drive down regular crime it might end up attracting supervillian crime.

Date: 2010-08-06 10:36 pm (UTC)
doomisay: (Default)
From: [personal profile] doomisay
To be fair, this seems to be meant as foreshadowing Luke leading the Avengers, which he's done off and on since Civil War ended.

Date: 2010-08-06 10:59 pm (UTC)
thatnickguy: Oreo-lovin' Martian (Default)
From: [personal profile] thatnickguy
Am I the only one who wishes Cage would go as Power Man, instead? It's got such a great sound to it. Plus, maybe wear a costume. Not the gaudy 70s costume, but something a bit more modern.

Otherwise, he just looks like a dude wearing street clothes next to everyone else with their bright, primary colours.

Date: 2010-08-06 11:09 pm (UTC)
jcbaggee: Jesus (Default)
From: [personal profile] jcbaggee
To Spidey's credit, he's done that without the armored costume. But I still dug the suit for the brief time he had it, it wasn't a terrible change.

Date: 2010-08-06 11:11 pm (UTC)
jcbaggee: Jesus (Default)
From: [personal profile] jcbaggee
He tried updating his costume in the 90s to a black leather jacket and red shirt thing, don't think it went over too well.

I think the fact that he doesn't use a codename or a costume anymore is a great growth for the character personally. He's not a super hero per se, he's a street level guy who isn't afraid to step up to bigger threats when they arise.

Date: 2010-08-06 11:13 pm (UTC)
thatnickguy: Oreo-lovin' Martian (Default)
From: [personal profile] thatnickguy
Oh, I have nothing against it being character growth. If any character is most suited for how he's been done, then it's Cage.

I just mean more in the sense when he runs around with the other Avengers. It's a minor complaint, at best, honestly.

Date: 2010-08-06 11:21 pm (UTC)
crabby_lioness: (Default)
From: [personal profile] crabby_lioness
Did New Avengers start right after A:Disassembled or what? My chronology is a bit fuzzy.

Date: 2010-08-07 12:38 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ninjapeps
my biggest disappointment with Quesada's era of Marvel is that he's come up with some genuinely interesting new directions for characters or teams, only to immediately double back or veer off when a big crossover jumps in

no kidding. The Other is the main thing that comes to mind. it was supposed to be something that would change Spider-Man but no one bothered using anything that developed from it. He Who Shall Not Be Named at least used the (admittedly stupid) stingers in Friendly Neighborhood but no one else seemed to remember that Spidey's other powers got upgraded, too.

Quesadia

Date: 2010-08-07 12:49 am (UTC)
nefrekeptah: (Default)
From: [personal profile] nefrekeptah
my biggest disappointment with Quesada's era of Marvel is that he's come up with some genuinely interesting new directions for characters or teams, only to immediately double back or veer off when a big crossover jumps in.

Wasn't this more Bendis' idea then Quesada's? How many of the current new story directions and arcs were Quesada's idea? The only one I know of it OMD. I thought a lot of the stuff happening in the Marvel U right now came from the respective writers.

Date: 2010-08-07 01:32 am (UTC)
glprime: (Default)
From: [personal profile] glprime
I loved what Dan Slott said in his short-lived Thing series, where Ben gives Peter flak for the suit only have three robotic arms, as opposed to the more logical four: "It looks like you can't count."

Date: 2010-08-07 02:36 am (UTC)
ravenous_raven: Silhouette of Fables' Medea in cat form, "Witch Cat" in a corner (Witch Cat)
From: [personal profile] ravenous_raven
Surely not if the visits are all unplanned and they just hop-skip to different places with no rhyme or reason?

Date: 2010-08-07 04:51 am (UTC)
salad_barbarian: It's Jet from Cowboy Bebop (Thinking)
From: [personal profile] salad_barbarian
Wouldn't they have to stay in an area a little bit to be effective? If they only stick around a few minutes criminals will figure out they only have to hide or stop for a short time before getting back to selling drugs* or whatever.


*I have problems with superheros going after drug dealers and prostitutes but that's a whole different issue.

Date: 2010-08-07 06:01 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] anewchallenger
I honestly think it'd be cool to have a side team of Avengers who [never] wear costumes. Batroc or some poon starts messing up everyone's dates at a French restaurant in San Diego, and some motherfucker casually stands up, pulls a bow from his attache case and fires a hundred arrows into his ass. By the time people realized 'Oh shit - that's Hawkeye!' he'd be gone.

Date: 2010-08-07 10:10 am (UTC)
lbd_nytetrayn: Star Force Dragonzord Power! (Default)
From: [personal profile] lbd_nytetrayn
It was too bad, too. I thought the upgraded powers freshened things up a bit.

--LBD "Nytetrayn"

Date: 2010-08-07 02:23 pm (UTC)
darkblade: (Default)
From: [personal profile] darkblade
"Tony ran out of cave scraps. That box couldn't last him forever."

Date: 2010-08-08 03:40 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] tzipwich
The series did, but I think in Marvel time it was half a year later.

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