Thursday, October 11, 2007

New Avengers #35

New Avengers #35
This issue was OKAY. The major problem with it is that there's not a single scene in it which features any of the New Avengers doing anything that hasn't happened already.

Recently, for a story like this, Marvel has been issuing a one-shot. So why not here? Probably one of two reasons:
1) They didn't feel that this story was all. Nowadays, the lamest storylines get full-blown miniseries. This doesn't even warrant a one-shot?
2) They couldn't figure out a cool name for the bad guys. Although, as Murder Inc. is mentioned inside, I'm not quite sure why they didn't just call it: "New Avengers: Murder Inc. One-Shot".

So there's absolutely no furtherance of the Skrull plot, which makes me feel that it's been put on the back burner until Mighty Avengers can manage to get itself on a reliable shipping schedule. Then, there's not even any furtherance of the symbiote plot (and for the record, people can't turn into symbiotes). So we've got three plotlines running concurrently in a title that moves slower than a turtle stuck in molasses as it is.

To whom does that seem like a good idea? If a title is going to move as slowly as this one, give us a break and wrap up each plotline before starting any new ones, okay?

Still, all told, I did enjoy this issue.

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