November 18, 2013 - Chaos rising
But purely sentimental.
But the story fell.
I guess the comic was trying to shock us - but I don't know that I ever really got to know him at all that I cared enough for him to lose this.
The style of the story was interesting - but it downplayed the death as something that had already happened. From the re-telling perspective. Instead, how about following the story as it occurred - and then wrapping up with a small investigation.
So much of this just felt like the comic lost out on the emotion of him dying by just putting it into the forefront.
I understood why the change - to approach it from the death to the side - but tell it in one comic - and then follow-up.
The assault from the past
Not certain why, but I have always loved Havok. A pretty cool character - really created from Neal Adams's pencils to create - a minor X-Man, certainly. He filled much of my earliest days - and I can remember happening upon this comic YEARS ago... Yes, in a water-damaged condition, but... I just HAD to have it.
I'm certain that I never read it then. It felt so disjointed from much of the rest of the stuff put together then. And this isn't really an exception to that run. It's sloppy - and the 'Living Pharaoh' is about as scary as not too much at all.
Glad that he was introduced without Lorna - and without powers, too.
The Angel story was actually better than many of its competitors have been lately. Some of them really stunk. And although costuming himself like an Angel was a more than silly idea - the rest of the story really worked. Well, except how his peers made fun of his giant shoulder blades. THAT, not so much.