Do I get a no-prize?
Do I get a no-prize?
Good issue, although I did prefer Avengers #1. I'm intrigued by this new threat, specially how this will relate to Avengers.
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I got your inconvenient truth right here, motherf*&¨%!
Dug it. Loved seeing BP in the spotlight. Epting's art was impeccable as usual. Once this really gears up with the entire cast in place, it's going to be an incredible book.
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I really didn't like Avengers 1, but New Avengers 1 has me fully behind Black Panther! I feel for the guy and now I want to see him succeed!
Not a big BP fan but I enjoyed it specially the art. New Avengers 1 definitely made me look for more.
Loved how BP describe each illuminati member
This was excellent. Enjoyed it a lot more than Avengers#1 (BP clocking the blond chick earns the issue an extra mark for me).
I loved how BP described the members of the Illuminati (Namor is the devil himself in T'Challa's eyes now).
This was a solid 9 out of 10 for me. It would have been an 8 but Epting's artwork elevated the issue for me.
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
Really enjoyed this. Had this ominous tone that stuck around long after I read it.
As much as I love Hickman, I'm not that excited with Avengers, but with New Avengers I'm already looking forward to the next issue. Oh and Black Panther. F yeah.
Finally got to read it. A little disappointed that no one but Reed and Black Panther got lines, but there's another issue out this month. Loved all the world-building hints Hickman was dropping about a hungry god, and the Wheel, and the offering, and this whole religion of necessary evil that Black Swan serves. Plus she called herself "a black swan," which lends credence to the Black Swan Theory allusion
For those that are curious, I translated the Sumerian in this issue.
Page 10 :
"Ki Wassuru" : Ki means Earth and I'm presuming that "wassuru" is supposed to be "wussuru" which means abandon/release, which in the context would mean somthing like "abandon Earth".
"Sharur?" : Sharur means "supreme hunter". This may be referring to the one who's "appetite is endless". She's asking the soldier if he sees Sharur.
"Nuru ul sharur" : The soldier responds "nuru ul sharur". "Nuru" means light and "ul" is roughly translated as "the". "Nuru ul" means "see". The soldier is telling Black Swan that he sees the Supreme Hunter.
"Damiq" : Black Swan answers "damiq" which means "good".
"Nadanu" : Black Swan tells Manifold "Nadanu" which means "give". She's telling him to give her the device.
"Suharruru" : When Kimo greets her, Black Swan yells "suharruru" which means "be quiet".
"Rabum Alal" : which translates into "The Great Destroyer". He's the one that seems to be behind the "incursion" and whose "appetite is endless".
"Ana simtum alaku" : After Black Panther tells her that he'd do more than try to stop her, she says "ana simtum alaku". "Simtum" by itself means fate and in the sentence Hickman is trying to convey, it ought to be "ana simtim alaku" which when translated word for word is something like "to go to ones fate" and means "die". Going by what Black Swan says next ("kill them"), she's either telling the Wakandans to die/go to their fate, or telling her soldiers to kill them.
"Ana simtim alaku Ersetu" : We've already covered what "ana simtum alaku" means. "Ersetu" means Earth. She's saying "Die/Go to your fate, Earth".
Mad props to Hickman for including Sumerian. In my opinion Mesopotamian mythology is extremely under utilised in modern fiction.
Also, I'm sure someone's already mentioned this but I'm too lazy to scroll through the thread, so just incase no one has mentioned it, "Memento Mori", the sentence in the opening is latin for "remember your mortality".
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I do hope Hickman recalls the other times that the Illuminati gotten together and how their actions nearly destoryed the world once or twice, especially after an issue like this.