Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Where were you Jeff? Plus, I'll let you in on a secret!

A month ago the blog went dark.

No new posts and no talking comics.

Rumor has it that it became a dark time in many people's lives.

Well the story is kind of simple; it was Sponsor Wars time.  And if you don't know what that's about, be thankful and just move on to the latter part of this blog.  For those of you who do appreciate the roleplaying challenge of being victorious in Sponsor Wars, you must understand how much time and attention it took for me to emerge victorious for the second year in a row.  Sadly I had to leave that douchebag Genocide in the dust this time around.

Alright.....the explanation's out of the way, and we're on to the secret.

And it's a good one.

This is for the math geeks out there: Secret Avengers > Avengers.

I picked up Secret Avengers #1 because I've enjoyed Ed's work on Captain America and I felt like I should give him a chance to show me that he can manage the "black ops" team of Avengers who do the jobs that the rest of the world cannot know about. Unlike the first issue of Avengers, this one is something worth writing home about.  It had a better pace, and a feel that seemed to be more on the mark.

As of right now, this is the Avengers book I'm going to be recommending to people.

Read it.

2 comments:

Aaron said...

Character-driven team books are actually readable? That would be the secret.

I'm just glad they're finding a use for O'Grady. Certainly, Ed won't make the irredeemable ant man too redeemed despite his new Scott Lang gettup. I know how against lame people with lame powers referring to themselves as 'super heroes'(not that O'Grady would ever make that claim), but at least Ant Man had his lame-ness emphasized for some of the best situational comedy in recent past. His walk of shame through a restaurant after being eaten and shit out by Luke Cage during his Thunderbolts run comes to mind.

The 4th Man said...

Agreed.

That walk of shame was one of those classic moments in comics.

Ant-Man is a lame character, but once again I have to point out that sometimes the character is simply the victim of his writer.

Let's see if Ed can make him an effective part of the story.