So, we placing bets on who get's killed first?
I'm going with Hazmat. The first issue gotta have a death, and it can't be no nobody, they gotta show the reader the stakes are high and the stakes are real. No fan favorite is safe.
Here we go again, just another brick in the wall.
Say No to decompressed storytelling!
Two topics on the Marvel board that inevitably consume any thread-
Avengers Arena and the kids dying
Avengers vs X-men and who was right or wrong
Adults struggle desperately with fiction, demanding constantly that it conform to the rules of everyday life when the answer is obvious to the smallest child: because it's not real. - Grant Morrison
Avengers Arena (which will be on my pull list) has cult favorite teenage characters fighting to the death as it's premise (not that the book will necessarily follow through on that premise like many don't). Not only that but it has characters from a semi popular ongoing that's only given the characters (none of whom I'm particularly fond of) 2 years to develop. I understand why this book polarizes people so much.
And as for AvX it's the first thing since Civil War that Marvel fans have had where they could really have separate sides. This event hit home for the 2 major groups within the True Believers, the A fans, and The X Fans. These 2 groups comprise a majority of marvels sales obviously and when they go head to head in an event where characterization is all but thrown out the window the bickering is going to last a good long while. Especially if the fans aren't one of the smaller percentage that straddles both worlds relatively equally. Let us fight, it helps us work out our feelings when it comes to an event that could have been so much better.
And why not? I don't see why people are so hung up on what happened with fictional characters. Just like the example you gave me, if you don't like the new direction then just stick with your old stuff where things happen just like you like them.
Haa...with the way some of the comments got deleted, I think my tequila comment is not just waaay random and out of context!
I guess Avengers Arena claimed its first victim.
Songbird/Diamondback, you'll be missed.
Thinking it over, the only thing that bugs me about AA is Kev Walker's involvement. I am not a fan of Hopeless or any of the characters, so I look forward to the next book Kev will be illustrating.
Last edited by aNamored; 11-11-2012 at 02:09 PM.
Wake me up when it's over...
I'm disappointed that they've already got a "new big summer blockbuster crossover event that will forever change the MU as we know it" in the works... I'm really tired of these... just wish people'd stop buying them so we could actually have a chance for some story developments. Before it wasn't quite such big deal since I'm mainly x-reader but after AvX I'm afraid that these mainly Avengers events will effect X-Men just as much as everything else since Marvel is so committed to integrating them more tightly to the rest of MU...
Don't mess with the X-Men!!!