|Okay, I gotta say: little raccoon with a|
minigun is pretty sweet!
AvX has gotten better as it's gone along over the summer, and I'm both eager and apprehensive about its impending conclusion. I want to see what comes out of such a vicious struggle between these two groups, as it at least in part stemmed from their relative insularity from one another. Both Emma Frost and Cyclops have made comments that the Avengers have never bothered to help the X-Men with any of their major problems, and the X-Men have responded by often remaining neutral and getting minimally involved in events where the Avengers have had a large stake in matters, such as Marvel's Civil War from a few years ago. After AvX, this appears to be getting addressed, and I'm interested to see what shape this takes and where it goes.
|Yep. "Nick Fury's" getting a "new |
It's all very exciting, but it's also confusing. To cancel so many long-standing titles like The Fantastic Four and Invincible Iron Man and immediately do another volume of the same title certainly feels like a reboot, or at the very least an unnecessary change. And you can't argue that this is "just another phase" Marvel's going through, like Civil War, then Secret Invasion, then Dark Reign, then Heroic Age. To my knowledge, those arcs didn't have anywhere near this scale of canceled and new titles, nor the number of fundamental changes. Something's going on that's clearly bigger than the storylines of previous years, but not quite as sweeping as an overall reboot like the New 52 was.
It feels like Marvel saw how successful New 52 was, and decided, "We need to do something big and sweeping! But, er, not quite a 'reboot,' per se. Let's see what we can come up with!"
Now (pun intended), we're still a few weeks from this, and of course, I'm going to give it a shot. Despite the reactionary feel to it, I know to give the minds at Marvel some leeway for the most part (except for Quesada. I will never forgive One More Day. You better not screw this up, man!). And it does look interesting. I'm just feeling a little unnerved by the scale and timing of this particular change.
Bring it, Marvel. I'm apprehensive, but still eager to see what you do with this one.