You can't really treat Robinson's dialogue like how people would speak in real life. The way his books are written, his stories are constructed more like a theater play than a television show. It works well for what it is.
Hmmm...I was a bit dismayed when the article said that the Trinity will not be the main focus...but I am still quite looking forward to this. I started with reading Claremont's UXM decades ago...so the dialogue/writing is not a problem for me. Besides, I read a whole lot of other comics with more "modern/current" writing and it's always good I think to mix things up a bit...the "prose" with the "poetic".
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Storm deserves her very own solo ongoing...now!!! Written by BCW and illustrated by Phil Jimenez.
I am very much looking forward to getting this. A lot of potential here.
Robinson's dialog is just a little too...typical. Predictable? All of that, yes, and more besides.
No, it's a very idiosyncratic way of speaking - and, indeed, thinking - with many pauses and starts and stops and modifications, and it works for some people and it doesn't work for others. But he gives everyone the same sort of mechanism, and the problem with that is that it largely doesn't serve a purpose. In the case of the Shade, a very loquacious style with a cadence that takes a good while go get where it's going makes sense, just based on the nature of the character. But with other characters it feels a lot like padding, to me.
Oh well. If the heart of the story is good, that will be a minor quibble.
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LOL, that inner monologue was filled to the brim with exposition.
Nice art though.
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Looks pretty fun to me, count me in!