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Okay, seriously. How is Monsters Unleashed getting, like, zero chatter or buzz? It's easily the best crossover Marvel has done in ages.  I honestly cannot remember the last time I've enjoyed an event more.

1) It features a new, unambiguously evil threat
2) It had superheroes fighting giant monsters.
3) It brings back an array of classic Marvel/Atlas monsters.
3) The tie in issues are one shots independent of the main books, derailing nothing.
4) It has Elsa Bloodstone in it.
5) it's coming out on time and each issue is actually moving the plot forward
6) It doesn't even pretend that it will leave nothing the same.

So the super-heroes, about to face more of the alien monsters, are saved by a cadre of classic Marvel monsters, including Fing Fang Foom, and Googam, son of Goom.

The classic monsters, it is revealed, were "summoned" by Kei Kawade, a young boy who is a NuHuman with the power to call forth the monsters he draws.  He proves it to the heroes by summoning Devil Dinosaur.  This brings Moon Girl along for the ride.

There's also a bit about how he's a destined Inhuman hero, the last version of which lost their life failing to stop the creature behind the new monsters, the Leviathan Queen.

Who is now on Earth.

Date: 2017-02-19 12:35 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lordultimus
I was actually thinking about posting stuff from this! I'm honestly kind of shocked Marvel still remembers Groot's Planet X origins.

Date: 2017-02-19 01:41 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] tugrul
I was waiting for someone to post stuff from this already. This events is so good. The one-shot tie-ins are just as good.

Avengers: Monsters Unleashed! and then Spider-Man & Deadpool: Monsters Unleashed! Loved it!

Doctor Strange: Monsters Unleashed! co-starring Goom! Loved it!

Date: 2017-02-19 01:57 am (UTC)
tugrul: That Chest (Default)
From: [personal profile] tugrul
I can really recommend the Spider-Man/Deadpool. As I was writing it I didn't mention the X-Men one because it wasn't memorable. I really don't remember what happened in that book so meh.

Ahh, yes. The Swain book. It ends with repercussions for Swain although I wonder in what title those will be felt for her.

Date: 2017-02-19 12:54 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] katefan
Event fatigue has maybe made people reluctant to pick it up. And Inhumans vs. X-Men seems to be getting a bigger push?

Date: 2017-02-19 01:10 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] katefan
Well, I guess we have to bear in mind that Civil War II was supposed to have ended a couple months earlier than it did so I can't blame the writers, artists and editors of this project. I think the idea was that while you had IvX going on this is what the rest of the MU was concerned with. Instead now it feels like readers getting repeatedly pummeled with events.

Which is still true, but would have felt less so had Marvel managed to keep their CW II staff in line.

Date: 2017-02-22 04:33 pm (UTC)
kore: (Delirium)
From: [personal profile] kore
That makes sense. Instead of being a light-hearted romp in between two heavy events, now it's happening as they're going into Secret Empire.

Date: 2017-02-19 12:56 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] stolisomancer
It's a fun book, but I think it'd be more kindly received if not for Civil War II and its associated delays.

Date: 2017-02-19 01:11 am (UTC)
katefan: (Default)
From: [personal profile] katefan
Very true.

Date: 2017-02-19 12:56 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] matrix_dragon
Marvel seems to have ignored it entirely in favour of the latest heroes vs heroes nonsense. Which is a shame, because it's brilliant. Heroes, monsters, heroes punching monsters!

Date: 2017-02-19 01:00 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] scorntx
Wait, whoa, hold on... heroes... punching... monsters? Not other heroes?

That don't sound right. That don't sound right at all.
(You're absolutely sure they're not heroes in cunning and well-made monster disguises, right?0

Date: 2017-02-19 01:20 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] scorntx
Ah, like in the Dark Times, when a person couldn't mention Stephanie Brown or Cassandra Cain without being dragged off by goons.

Date: 2017-02-19 03:55 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] draganoche
It's a pretty constantly proven fact is that for all the complaining people don't want 'fun' events, they want something controversial that they can argue over. Even DC's rebirth is more hyped because it has the Watchman connections, and 'real' superman replacing the nu52 one.

Date: 2017-02-20 06:11 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mrstatham
Debatable. I'd say there's more hype behind Rebirth mostly being a return to form - Green Arrow, Wonder Woman, and so on. There's a lot of good stuff there. As for Watchmen? I don't think that's hype, more mostly 'oh god why'.

Date: 2017-02-22 04:31 pm (UTC)
kore: (Delirium)
From: [personal profile] kore
4) It has Elsa Bloodstone in it.


Date: 2017-02-22 05:21 pm (UTC)
kore: (Delirium)
From: [personal profile] kore
Oh, even better. I love her.

Date: 2017-02-22 09:42 pm (UTC)
kore: (Delirium)
From: [personal profile] kore
Heh, all I've read with her in has been A-Force and Nextwave, but she's great. (And Nextwave is....such its own thing, really.) This definitely looks worth picking up in trade at least.


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