The Edge: Week 17 – I’m Back


Fan Expo Vancouver is over and now I can resume my duties on the Blog. I’ve fallen behind on some of my regular features (The Comic Connection, Covers of the Week) so this week will be all about catching-up. There will be no new Rankings for 04/18/13-04/24/13 until next weekend since I had basically just enough time to pickup my Comics and read a scant few. This week will be jammed packed and I’ll kick it all off with a special posting concerning my opinions and experiences at Fan Expo Vancouver 2013. Look for it fairly soon. That’s pretty much it for this week’s entry of the Edge. Off to do some writing…

– GothamRogue

Previously On
Comic Book Rankings: 04/11/13-04/17/13
The Time Capsule – Spider-Man: August 1962 (A Legend Is Born)
Retroactive: Detective Comics 1961 & Amazing Spider-Man 1985
#Trending In The World Of Comics: 04/11/13-04/17/13
On The Radar: Comic Book Coming Attractions: 04/24/13

spotlightsThe Character Spotlight

Issue #1: The Huntress (Helena Bertinelli)
Issue #2: Scarlet Spider (Ben Reilly)
Issue #3: Ocean Master (Orm)
Issue #4: Doctor Octopus (Otto Octavius)
Issue #5: Firefly (Garfield Lynns)
Issue #6: Star-Lord (Peter Quill)
Issue #7: Count Vertigo (Werner Vertigo)
Issue #8: Agent 13 (Sharon Carter)
Issue #9: Deathstroke (Slade Wilson)
Issue #10: Arthur Douglas (Drax The Destroyer)

2 thoughts on “The Edge: Week 17 – I’m Back

  1. I just finished to read the first story arc of Young Avengers, and I didn’t like it.
    First of all, it had a really slow – paced narration. The plot was entirely focused on the fight between the teen superheroes and their fake parents: usually a fight like this ends in a couple of pages, but in this case it took FIVE ISSUES to make it end. It definitely is too much.
    Secondly, the end of the story arc wasn’t clear. I read Young Avengers # 5 two times, and I still have not understood why the teen superheroes must avoid their real parents.
    Thirdly, the characters were not well defined. The writer didn’t make us care of them. For example, Miss America was featured in each one of those 5 issues, but she was so badly handled that I can barely remember who she is.
    For these reasons I decided to remove Young Avengers from my pull list. What do think about it?

    • “What do think about it?”
      You bring up all valid points. I’ll admit that the initial arc is the weakest of the series so far but it does get progressively better in quality. The Mother villain is not terribly interesting in my opinion but Kid Loki is a fabulous character and the way he is written here makes me want to check out Gillen’s Journey Into Mystery arc starring him. The book gets better and quirkier from here on out but it isn’t everyone’s cup of tea.

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