Date: 2017-07-05 07:42 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] coldfury
Bendis is very hit or miss for me, but I'll admit that "Wasn't even the good Goblin" got a laugh out of me.

Though the original Alias was definitely more on the hit side. This, though? It feels *too* connected to the Marvel U, almost. The appeal of Jessica's series was that it was involved in the Marvel Universe, but her story drove the narrative. This time it feels like she's reacting to the Marvel Universe's narrative.

Normally, that's not a bad thing... you can only have a character have so many tragic backstories, hidden connections to super villains, etc, before it gets overdone (coughX-mencough).

But this feels like it's trying too hard to be Alias in the presentation and the initial setup (Original creators, on the outs with Luke and the superhero community) than the series itself actually is. This is something different, and I don't know if having it ape Alias's style so much is a benefit to get people to accept that.
Edited Date: 2017-07-05 07:46 pm (UTC)

Date: 2017-07-05 08:20 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] informationgeek
That's the thing about this series. It's too tied in the Marvel Universe and its modern events. Alias had some connection, but not too much. It still felt like its own small little corner of the Marvel Universe, allowed to do its own thing without much if any interference.

Date: 2017-07-05 10:41 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mizerous
Yeah why the Hydea cover is Jessica isn't gonna fight them?

Date: 2017-07-07 12:32 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] leoboiko
I agree with your analysis, but I still think this story is good, which is very far from how I feel about 90% of Bendis' output. So I'm still baffled at how it's the same creator as, say, Age of Ultron; and I kinda want Marvel to just chain Bendis and Gaydos together to a desk and have them write Aliases forever, if that's what it takes to get Good Bendis rather than… the other one. (He'd be allowed to see Maleev and do a Daredevil every once in a while, but no more than, say, once every five years.)

Date: 2017-07-06 12:34 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lbd_nytetrayn
"Mutant Inhumans." For some reason, I love how on-the-nose that feels for bigots who dont even know what they're hating.

Date: 2017-07-06 04:48 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] halloweenjack
When I was a kid, Polack jokes were all the rage. (At least in small-town Wisconsin.) So a friend of mine starts telling a Polack joke, and I just look at him and say, "uh, you're Polish." And he looks shocked and says, "But Polish people are from Poland! Polacks are from... from Polackland!"

Date: 2017-07-06 10:23 pm (UTC)
mesmiranda: (masque)
From: [personal profile] mesmiranda
A little on-the-nose in general, I think.


Date: 2017-07-06 08:52 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] remial
about time a hero called a marvel citizen on their bullshit. Jessica may be my favorite marvel person ever if only for that threat.

Date: 2017-07-06 10:25 pm (UTC)
mesmiranda: (walk on the far side)
From: [personal profile] mesmiranda
I love the expression just before that, in the "Okay, thank you, have a nice day" panel. Never before has the inner mantra of 'The Lord is testing me' been so perfectly captured.


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