March 1, 2012 - What's going on NOW!?
Change in guard
Avengers win this one.
Yes, we've destroyed it.
The story. And the coin. I have trouble getting past a few things on the issue. First - the Mirages go from looking Caucasian to normal races and back again. I'm not certain why the artist was calling in so much here, but... It stinks.
The story is dropping a brick, too. The concept is fantastic. Look for the silver, Darque and Gil both pursuing, looking out...
But none of it is working. SO many of the other stories have this rollicking roll. But this is less than the sum of its parts. By far. Very little fun in this issue at all. Silly, stupid and bad. And it could have been really great.
Yes. The final panel is a shock.
YEAH! The Silver Age is starting to turn a corner. Not with the death thing - of course Wasp doesn't REALLY die. But it is staring to see a change in the books by taking and making a cliffhanger that can continue on into the next issue. That is a change that is very wselcome in the book.
The story itself is not too bad. I like the idea of a villain that replaces the heroes with 'doppelgangers' and makes them bad - as silly as it's done in this book - but the story is finally starting to fill in here. Comics of the early Sixties were designed with kids in mind, but the issues are becoming more sophisticated.