so everyone likes events again?
You heard them , Marvel! Kick up the event lineup for next year!
Secret Hulkpire! Hulk has been cosmic cubed into being Maestro all along!
Secret Thorpire! Thor has been cosmic cubed into not being Thor so that's why he cant pick up the hammer!
Secret Guardians of the Galaxy Empire! GotG have been soul gemed into being like the movie versions and now they must be saved and returned to the DnA versions.
April 2017: 4 titles - $16.96 (SE #0 of 9 + Opening Salvo, but there were other related titles)
May 2017: 13 titles - $54.87 (SE #1-3 of 9 + tie-ins)
June 2017: 17 titles - $69.83 (SE #4-5 of 9 + tie-ins)
July 2017: 17 titles - $68.83 (SE #6-7 of 9 + tie-ins)
I reckon if one only reads via Marvel Unlimited, event fatigue wouldn't be an issue.
Part of the reason I'm receptive to Secret Empire is 1) Marvel is bringing back digital copies with SE #1 which I'm very happy with, and 2) Marvel has pretty much cancelled all the remaining titles on my pull list so I do have *some* free funds.
Last edited by rui no onna; 04-20-2017 at 12:23 PM.
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Current Reading List: Sonic The Hedgehog, Sonic Universe, Batman/TMNT Adventures, Spider-Gwen, Unbelievable Gwenpool, Hawkeye, Hulk, U.S.Avengers, Amazing Spider-Man, Silk, Star-Lord, Secret Empire
Future: All-New Guardians Of The Galaxy, I Am Groot, Secret Warriors, Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man
DC: Batman, The Flash, Green Lanterns, Batgirl, Superman, Suicide Squad
Personally I really enjoyed this as someone who read all the series building up to this. The best analogy I've heard from a review is watching someone set up an amazing domino display and then we finally get to see them knocked down in spectacular fashion. It was just very well written and you really get a sense for how serious things are and how much worse things are gonna get.
Also going to the event fatigue...I think this one is different then other events where we've been following it's set up until we reached this point in various series while some of the more recent ones just kind of started with no real build up.So it isn't really an event more of an organic expansion on what we've already been seeing.
"It's fun and it's cool, so that's all that matters. It's what comics are for, Duh."
Words to live by.
Great start to a Marvel event.
Unlike Bendis events (like Civil War 2), has roots carefully sowed in earlier Captain America issues as opposed to creating a macguffin out of thin air to create conflict. If you followed the Captain America (Steve Rogers) solo series, everything here makes sense. Steve Rogers has carefully orchestrated everything he could control. He makes a truly awesome villain, since we know he is the best at winning and, because of Kobik, he is totally committed to what he thinks is right. There doesn't seem to be any out for the good guys until the Miles Morales - Ulysses prediction comes to pass. I wonder if that happens at the end of Secret Empire, or at the midpoint of the event, whereafter they bring back the good guy Steve Rogers to fix things.
Loved the connection with Hickman's SHIELD series. I really do hope they release the remaining issues in that series.
All the characterizations seem to make sense and fit with their characters. One nitpick I have with Spencer's writing is that he enjoys using an excessive amount of narration from an unknown narrator. I had the same issue when he was writing Avengers World, where I couldn't make sense of what character's point of view he was speaking from.