Last edited by IndigoMX9; 02-07-2013 at 05:21 PM.
I'm thinking a few people that have given up on the book as well as people who have decided not to try it will at least try one or two issues under Noto's art. I am hoping things drastically improve with the second arc; I am willing to pretty much just wave away alot of what I am not liking about this first one so long as it is setting up a good book.
Black characters always get looter powers.
In a way it's kinda sad (in a funny way) that one of the major components of their mission was to kill Awa, and then he goes and does himself in.
I wonder if his little speech will have any impact on Elektra though; Way mentioned that it would be harder for Ross to keep her on the team as the arcs go on, maybe she took Awa's words to heart and feels like she can't truly trust the rest of the team. Especially given how long it took them to rescue her...
I really want to like this book, and it is okay, but Dillon's art detracts from my ability to enjoy the title as much as Way's writing keeps me from "hearing" the characters. None of them feel right, to me.
Initially I went into this thinking "Alright, Venom back on the Thunderbolts", but realized that the title refers to Ross's old moniker.
I'm still picking up the book, because I like Venom, so hopefully it'll tighten up.
We were supposed to have freaked when we saw Rulk had pulled a gamma ray flow out of the ground in Kata Jita. It is supposed to be the little secret the CIA was trying to get rid off by offing Awa, as Awa stated. If this Gamma stream has been in Kata Jita since Ross was a young pilot, then this Gamma Flow has been producing Hulks for a very long time. Maybe Madman was made this way? So the shocking revelation of this story is the Gamma flow of that cyclotron.
A lot of the frustration of the first 4 issues was that Way couldn't reveal the cyclotron too early or, that is was a CIA installed dictatorship harbouring some banned Gamma tech device. What Ross did was just take his team to Kata Jita on false pretenses, and now we are finally seeing what they just got themselves into. If this place gets revealed as a CIA secret base, so close to China, Korea and Japan, all those countries will be after the TBolts for being that close and using banned materials.
Last edited by jackolover; 02-09-2013 at 01:53 AM.
Visited NY and DC and saw Spider-Man Turn off the Dark.
^ As it stands, I think Way either doesn't want or doesn't know how to write Elektra (and it's not like it's some secret, just make her a bad-ass), and wanted her off the table. This is the best way to do it until he can get to where he can comfortably use her: stabbing people.
I have been re-reading in the last days PunisherMax (Aaron's run) with Dillon's art and i can tell that besides his art he can draw good action sequences for many panels. So i assume that the lack of action fluidity is Way's fault he is the man who builds all the action.