All-New X-Factor #14:
- oh, Danger, never change.
- Lorna, stop pushing robots at your sister. IT WAS ONE TIME!
- Danger looks like Doom on that cloak lol
- I can’t decide if the idea that Wanda and Pietro never actually socialized is an epiphany or a retcon.
- omg, Lorna is such a terrible influence on Wanda!
- I like to think Wanda would have way too much good taste to actually enjoy drinking beer. But she reminds me of when I discovered Cuba Libre…
- Wanda’s reaction to Danger’s offer is the best!
- oh no, PAD, why would you have Wanda be the one to reveal that Pietro was spying on Lorna?! If at least we got some Maximoff twins panel-time, but as that’s not the case, that’s just cruel
- okay, the veredict: it was a fun issue, but I sort of expected more? I mean, less than 20 pages and it was still more interactions between Wanda and Lorna than we’ve had in 40 years, so I kind of expected it to be more epic and less full of distractions; plus, the reason why she went after Lorna, while sweet, is kind of lame. Maybe I’m just not used to this family interacting without drama. But still a really fun read.
Uncanny Avengers #24:
- ugh, Larroca’s art…
- I really didn’t expect Havok’s face to look that bad.
- you know what would be fun? If this happened to finally make him see what it is like to feel your difference in your skin, to be treated by others with disgust and fear, and then make a new speech along the lines of: “Hey, everyone. Forget all that bs I said a few months back. I’m a mutant, I’m Havok, not just another blond guy named Alex that could go unnoticed in a crowd and thus has no empathy to those whose looks are affected by their mutations.”
- are we supposed to see this, Wanda drinking beer, as continuity at play, or just an unhappy coincidence?
- Wanda’s and Rogue’s heels, though, what the hell??
- I still think Rogue and Wanda being such good friend this quickly is extremely lazy and unbelievable. But there’s only two issues left, right? I suppose there was no way to tweak the story a bit to have their reconciliation happen in a more organic way… *sarcasm*
- Wolverine, the guy who was 50% responsible for causing and keeping the X-Men Schism, imparting his wisdom on the importance of unity before he dies. Wow.
- I also like how they’re just choosing to forget how Logan was more than ready to kill Wanda at least twice.
- ah, Remender, you sadistic bastard. Because of course that’s what Xavier’s astral form would look like.
- hi, Wondy.
- yeah, can’t say I feel bad for Magneto on this one…
- I don’t know if there’s something wrong with me today or if the problem lies elsewhere, but two Maximoff family interactions in one day and barely any feels (except when Mags calls Wanda “daughter” and she rejects him. Ouch.)? That’s disappointing.
- but I love how much of a psycho the Red Skull always looks on this book!
Uncanny X-Men #26:
- Storm has no time for your shit, Cyclops
- I love how Anka’s art makes it seem like Emma is having such a great time watching everyone else’s angst
- relevant questions. 26 issues in and we still haven’t got a clue wtf this “mutant revolution” is supposed to be about. Just tell your story already, Bendis!
- wait, one of the new mutants is thirty? Like, probably older than Cyclops himself?
- "this is more than omega level". Wow, Bendis really loves his OCs, doesn’t he?
All-New X-Factor was good enough, but didn’t you find Wanda characterization to make her look… like twelve or something? But it didn’t hurt, just… not like her. About Pietro and her not socializing, it’s a retcon and a dig to superheroes not having lives besides fighting, it seems to be a recurring theme on this book (yes, I finally read it and catch up as I promised Aline :P), the twins used to be closer and talk about stuff, but given Pietro character most of the times were about him trying to protect her of something or discussing about something it is kind of hard to call them that close. It a smart topic to bring to the table and develop really.
About UA: yes, Larroca art, but I found it better than the last time he made an issue in this book, and yet… nope. I too think that Wanda and Rogue being best friends is really, honestly, bad writing; at least give them some tension to sort out even if they try to get along. Also, see, I told you that Wanda doesn’t want Mags to call her daughter! (I didn’t saw that coming tho).
And about UX… you know that I don’t read Bendis anymore XD
Wanda hasn’t sounded like herself in such a long time that the poor characterization in All-New X-Factor didn’t offend me as much as it probably should have. The worst thing is? She’s probably staying inverted for a while, so we won’t really see the “true” Wanda Maximoff for a long time…
Okay, Wanda and Pietro might not be as close as usually assumed, but what about all the time they spent together growing up, before their mutant powers? Just because they were children doesn’t mean their socializing doesn’t count. And for better or for worse they did hang out together when they were both Avengers; and let’s not forget the times they would have lunch as a family (like in Avengers Vol. 3 #1, I think, with Crystal and Luna).
I liked the other issue of UA with Larroca’s art better, perhaps because he does draw an amazing Storm, unlike how uncomfortable it is to contemplate his version of Magneto’s bald head. Being tortured. In a post-modern concentration camp.
Right, I could say that Wanda has not sound like Wanda since… Red Zone? That can’t be… anyway, what I was saying was about giving this kind of childish personality: she doesn’t drink, she doesn’t socialize (what happened with her going shopping with Clint? And the leisure moments in between mission in vol 1 where he talked with Steve?), she makes a stupid mistake (drunk mistake?) of saying that Havok is stalking her and whatever. Anyway, as I said, didn’t bother me just surprise me of that decision. My question is: will it last or it was only for this issue for comical relief?
And about Wanda’s inversion…
Watch your back Doom…
In fact, I’m very eager about Doom’s Avengers (c’on! that is an awesome idea; and Elsa Bloodstone being one of it, so. good.) vs Wanda, not to mention the Maximoff/rest-of-related-last-names reunion part of AXIS more than anything. I don’t know if the inversion will last, but it looks that it will be the cornerstone to the future development of Wanda (maybe to replace the Decimation as her defining modern moment).
Oh, yes, I agree that Larroca’s Mags doesn’t look good, and he overexagerated Alex’s look. I think I liked this issue better than the last one he did because of the colors, even I don’t think this is Dean White best quality.
Is it October yet? XD