The semantic trick hasn't escaped me, but I couldn't avoid thinking about some hidden agenda.
Michelangelo > Leonardo da Vinci > Isaac Newton > Nikola Tesla > Valeria Richards > Reed Richards = T'Challa > Victor Von Doom > Hank Pym > Bruce Banner > Hank McCoy > Tony Stark
Kubert's art in this issue was alot better. The colorist did a great job as well.
Actually, more Smashers than that have died. It became kind of a running joke in cosmic books. The one referenced here died in New X-Men, Vulcan killed one in Uncanny, another was killed when the Guard attacked the wedding of Crystal and Ronan, yet another was killed by Gladiator in the same event...and then the one Izzy replaces dies here. I think that makes 5.
Hey, that tiger is flying a spaceship.
I loved this issue. Seriously. I am IN with this series. I love the new Smasher. THIS is how you create a new character, especially an exciting female character. Wonderful. Just wonderful.
Other writers need to take note!
Do we know how long this title is supposed to stick around for? I thought I read somewhere that Hickman had a three year plan for Hyperion. Also I liked this issue, I like lizzy. I also liked how they said there is 43 other smashers running around kickin butt trying to become apart of the Imperial Guard. Im pretty sure thats correct unless I read that wrong...and I think thats a cool idea, pretty sure thats new too.
Noticed a minor grammatical error. But it doesn't really matter.
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The overarching story we're seeing in the titles is two-and-a-half years, then.
It could end up like F4/FF, where he finishes the main event and then goofs around for a bit afterwards. He's been talking about being done with Avengers in "a few" years.
I'd say it's probably a three year proposition.
When I first discovered this in my pile, with Smasher on the cover, I was ready to put it back but bought it anyways. So glad that I did! Wow, what a really great read! I've not been this happy with a new character in a very long time. :) Izzy was endearing and fearless and I can't wait to read more about her. I've enjoyed Avengers, for the most part and looking forward to more.
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Avengers is pretty easy to continue with. But this particular version of New Avengers seems to exist just to tell this story.
Though I suppose it's easy enough to just have the Illuminati continue to meet to deal with problems secretly.
I liked this issue well enough, definitely better than the Hyperion spotlight. I like how Hickman does this quickfire characterisation that gives these characters an illusion of depth, which is something we don't really see with many writers now.
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I think that's sort of the problem with modern day comic story telling. Back in the way 2-3 issue story arcs were the norm. But now they seem somewhat pedistrian in comparrison to these larger epic arcs that are 3-5 years in the making that guys like Bendis and Hickman start off with.
Once they tell their BIG story the smaller stuff afterwards, even when it's not necessarily bad, just feels small by comparrison.