Basically, we had to cut some time jump sequences for space & structure. There was some off panel down time.
I'd say focus is split too, but Hazmat already had some at the beginning and has been generally more relevant than him in all their scenes, while Reptil did nothing but stand in the background and get burnt almost to death, so I was expecting more from him.
Wow I didn't even think there was a review thread for this. 3 pages is pretty pathetic. I guess when nobody dies, nobody cares. Hopefully Marvel/Hopeless will take note and realize people only like the book when kids die. Here on it we need a one death per issue minimum cause the fans demanded it.
Needless to say, July's issue will have reader's flooding the review thread since the focus will return to the most important theme of the book: Battle and Survival.
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"Um, blah, blah, blah. And, Girl Power. Feminism, d'you know what I mean?"
Like Yana said, it's the lack of anything really worth discussing rather than a lack of death, although that surely helps keeping the whiners away.
Well next issue, we'll have Nico back. We'll learn what happened to Chris. Someone will die. There will be a bloody battle. There will be a last page shocking reveal that only 1 person will see. We'll see Arcade again. It wouldn't have made sense if this issue was full of action and drama.
Wait till issue 12 comes out. The review page will be full of haters
I liked this issue. Just think it's funny usually people are whining about character deaths and the review thread have 20+ pages, but when nobody dies the review thread is 3 pages. That is just proving to the company/writer that death sells and it will encourage them to kill off more characters. I don't mind the death but a lot of people are having meltdowns over them. I guess it's the same thing with UA, the discussion threads are 40 to 50 pages of people complaining about how much Remender sucks but the regular Hickman Avengers that is supposed to appeal to old school fans gets 1 to 2 pages. All the books that piss the nerds off seem to be the most popular/talked about.
Hopeless pretty much confirmed via twitter that the series is going nowhere after issue 18.
I'm so glad to hear that!!!
What I don't understand is how Arcade let Juston,Hazmat,Reptil and Chris to be away from everything. I thought he wanted blood and killing.
This was an enjoyable issue. Hazmat has good and bad books behind her and I've usually been indifferent to Reptil but they were VERY entertaining with her dialogue and his narrative. We needed a bit of downtime after the high octane last issue and Hazmat and Reptil carried the issue. Even the cover was perfect: http://s5.postimg.org/v194frytz/qm9z.jpg. And loved his line: "BUT IT'S NOT MY NIGHTMARE."; including the use of period instead of exclamation mark.
Well done name-dropping Mettle. Glad the trigger scent wears off eventually. Even the art was average. Good stuff that Nara eats fish.
That seems more likely than what the kids misjudged.