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Between Jim [Zub]’s action storytelling skills and inexhaustible energy and drive, Mark [Waid]’s experience, expertise and deep character knowledge, Alanna Smith’s problem-solving mojo, Tom Brevoort’s uber-editorial ear and whatever the hell I’ve been doing, we’ve formed a writing Voltron that’s stronger than any one of us alone. -- Al Ewing

























Date: 2018-01-17 02:37 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] drmanbot
I hate to be cynical because I love the art, BUT....

We basically have a rehash going on of "The Stolen Earth" 10th Doctor story mixed with a dose of Triumph and the Sentry (forgotten hero coming back).

Plus, can we NOT have Pietro be the the stand in jerk for once? Like he said, if he's so annoying, why bother sending him the alert?

SIgh. The art is pretty.

Date: 2018-01-17 02:38 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] scorntx
Gotta admit, adding a Triumph knock-off is a nice touch.
(Sneaky foreshadowing? Waid knocking on his previous work? Hmm...)

Date: 2018-01-17 03:12 pm (UTC)
thanekos: Lora, crafting. (Default)
From: [personal profile] thanekos
Adding a Triumph knock-off to " the JLA, but evil ", at that.

Date: 2018-01-17 09:39 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] q99
Yea, I must admit, I like the nod

Date: 2018-01-18 12:11 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mastermahan
I have to say, that is some good lampshade hanging.

Date: 2018-01-17 02:57 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] astrakhan42
Having read #676, I think I know what's going on...

SPOILER


This is Contest of Champions IV and they're turning Earth into a new Battleworld to conduct it. The flashback to the first Contest is a clue.

Date: 2018-01-17 04:21 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] scorntx
From almost exactly the same people who brought you Contest of Champions III - Contest With a Vengeance:
Contest of Champions IV - Live Free or Contest!

Date: 2018-01-17 03:35 pm (UTC)
drmanbot: Dr. Manbot Xmas Special (Default)
From: [personal profile] drmanbot
if that is the case I will happily rescind my earlier comment. That would be great.

Date: 2018-01-17 04:11 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bruinsfan
Ordinarily I'd be side-eyeing a Ms. Sentry storyline very hard, but with Al Ewing involved I'm optimistic. He's managed to avoid all the various pitfalls the Sentry fell victim to in incorporating Blue Marvel into the larger heroic community.

Date: 2018-01-17 05:44 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] balbanes
So Voyager has Gwenpool's comic-bending powers? Huh.

Date: 2018-01-17 05:46 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] nightauditguy
Who's the frozen guy Herc is holding?
Red Hulk looks dumb with a mustache.

Date: 2018-01-17 06:10 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] locuatico
Vision

Date: 2018-01-18 06:05 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] long_silence
I actually really like Red Hulk with a mustache. It's so hokey and fun.



I kinda wish it was Ross but it still works

Date: 2018-01-17 08:21 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] zachbeacon
"This is megamoose, my OTHER sidekick. He's always been here"

-Invader Zim

Date: 2018-01-17 10:44 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] remial
Minimoose. Been here the WHOOOOOOOOLE time...

(I watch the episode every christmas)

Date: 2018-01-18 01:57 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] zachbeacon
Wow I really butchered the reference.

Date: 2018-01-18 11:52 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] remial
meh, close enough for jazz.
I'm just glad someone else had the same thought

Date: 2018-01-18 02:16 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] zachbeacon
Well my initial thought was "didn't Waid just do this?" but then I saw all of Avengers history with "Not-Triumph" thrown in and I just thought about the third* best Christmas special with an evil robot Santa.

*Because nothing beats the first two Futurama X-Mas specials. Charlie Brown and the Justice League are great but they didn't have evil robot Santas.

Date: 2018-01-17 11:20 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] locuatico
The best part of that is the ACTUAL explanation for Minimoose: He WAS originally planned to appear in the show already and actually be Zim's other sidekick but the show was cancelled before his origin episode could be made.
However, Nick insisted the christmas episode to be finished and aired and since Minimoose's scenes had already been made, they had to quickly add a scene to handwave away Minimoose.

Date: 2018-01-18 01:28 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bmaryott
Are there a list of frozen heros/villians? Like maybe they're frozen if they have extra-normal senses to detect that she's NOT WHAT SHE APPEARS TO BE!

Date: 2018-01-18 01:49 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] scorntx
Well, that would explain why Squirrel Girl's among the frozen.

Take out the biggest threat first, and all.

Date: 2018-01-18 05:07 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kore
The art is gorgeous and I love the colouring, even the lettering.

Sadly that's the only thing I ike about this. And I liked the Avengers X mini, even.

Date: 2018-01-18 12:04 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] katefan
You would think they would have wanted to wait a while before pulling the trigger on this 16(!) part story seeing as they just finished a six part crossover with Champions. It kind of smacks of desperation, implying they believe nobody is willing to buy an Avengers comic without there being a gimmick behind it.

Quite a change from the Quesada era.

Date: 2018-01-18 04:52 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] zylly
Let’s see... Valerie Vector is an awful lot like Valaria Victor.

If this isn’t Val from the FF, I will be very surprised.

It is a bit obvious though, so it may be a red herring.

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