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Been real busy lately so i asked some guy from the Newsarama message boards to do my reviews:

Civil War #4 - God how could they do this? This is lazy, decompressed story telling. Nothing ever happens. Except bad things. How could they kill Bill Foster? Don't they have any respect for these characters? And they don't even tell us who the guy in the mask is. So confusing. Marvel will do anything to make money, even if it means writing intricately plotted stories built on accurate characterizations.

Astonishing X-Men #14 - This is such a re-tread of Uncanny X-Men 133. Can't Joss Whedon write anything original? I mean, it's the same exact story, except this time it's Kitty who's fighting the Hellfire Club, and it's a different Hellfire Club, and a totally different plot, but other than that, it's a total rip-off.

Heroes For Hire #2 - Iron Man would never call a guy who dresses like a bug and talks to bugs "creepy". It just shows that the two sides in Civil War aren't balanced. And Misty Knight and Coleen Wing are written and drawn like 70s exploitation characters!??!!!

Cable & Deadpool #32 - If Marvel isn't going to take this book seriously then why should i? God, i just hate comic books. Sometimes i wonder why i even collect comic books. But it's better to bitch about stuff on the internet than to just give up. If i keep whining, someday they'll write the books exactly the way i think i want. But i still won't be happy.

Amazing Spider-Man 535 - They're building a prison in the Negative Zone and they don't even mention what's going on in Annihilation? I remember when Marvel used to care about continuity. And why can't these liberal writers leave their politics out of comics? Comics should be a place where i am only presented with ideas that i agree with. If Straczynski doesn't like Guantanamo Bay why doesn't he just move to Cuba?

Eternals #4 - Jack Kirby must be rolling in his grave.

Runaways #20 - I don't even know who these characters are. Whatever happened to the Micronauts?

By fnord12 | October 1, 2006, 2:16 PM | Comics


i think i have to agree that cap's side does seem to get portrayed more as the "good" side. esp when you have scenes like iron man threatening peter during their visit to the detention center. plus, iron man and reed are employing criminals like venom and bullseye as bounty hunters. that's clearly "bad".

I suppose you think that when the US used Osama Bin Laden to fight the Russians in Afghanistan in the 80s, that was "bad" too. Commie.