The Edge: Week 22 – Schedule Changes

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As I get (slowly) back into the swing of things in regards to reviewing comics once again, I’ve decided to streamline the schedule to hopefully help my time management flow better. Here’s the new schedule that will take into effect next week:

Monday: The Rankings
Tuesday: The Edge & On The Radar
Wednesday:
The Time Capsule
Thursday:
#Trending
Friday:
Retroactive
Saturday:
The Comic Connection
Sunday:
Covers of the Week

Also, for this week only I’ve decided to combine last week’s and this week’s #Trending into one piece. Other than that…happy reading!

– GothamRogue

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Previously OnCovers of the Week 05/08/13
The Time Capsule – Spider-Man: September 1963 (Like Sands Through The Hourglass…)
Retroactive: Detective Comics 1965 & Amazing Spider-Man 1989
On The Radar: Comic Book Coming Attractions 05/22/13
The Comic Connection: Issue #12
Comic Book Rankings: 05/16/13-05/22/13
“I’ve Heard All The Nonsense You Have To Sell Me…” – The Comics Rundown 05/01/13: Part 1
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2 thoughts on “The Edge: Week 22 – Schedule Changes

  1. A few months ago, I had read that Lemire had something in mind concerning both Green Arrow and Katana. I assumed that a crossover between Katana and Green Arrow was about to come, but then Katana’s solo series closed, and I thought that the project had been blown away.
    And then I bumped into this interview, and my heart lightened: http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=49506. Lemire announced that Katana will become a supporting character of Green Arrow, at least for the next story arc. Of course I couldn’t have asked nothing better.
    In the interview Lemire said “If you’re reading Katana, you know that she is involved with the Sword Clan.” Honestly this connection hasn’t been explained very clearly by miss Nocenti. She wrote Katana in a very good way, but, even when she gives her best, you have to accept that sometimes the plot doesn’t add up.
    At the beginning of the interview, Lemire said: “If you tried to make a traditional superhero comic, it would probably be pretty boring.” He’s completely right. Some decades ago, superhero comic books used to be entirely focused on the fight between a leading character and a villain. Nowadays comic book writers have to build a much richer and deeper plot, if they want to satisfy their readers.
    That’s why Young Avengers didn’t satisfy me: because, exactly like a 50 years old comic book, its plot was entirely focused on the hackneyed theme of the fight between good and evil.
    Superman/Wonder Woman, on the contrary, is a perfect example of a modern comic book, because its plot deals with this theme too, but it also has plenty of other and more interesting subplots.
    Read Young Avengers # 1 – 5, and then read Superman/Wonder Woman # 1: it’s like reading the essay of a 10 years old student, and then reading a high level novel. It’s like taking a shower with icy water, and then getting into a hot tub. It’s like eating a stale piece of bread, and then enjoying a bunch of french fries.

    • “Lemire announced that Katana will become a supporting character of Green Arrow, at least for the next story arc. Of course I couldn’t have asked nothing better.”
      Yes. Lemire has beautifully been building up to this Outsiders War arc since he started. Now the time has come for the big payoff!

      “That’s why Young Avengers didn’t satisfy me: because, exactly like a 50 years old comic book, its plot was entirely focused on the hackneyed theme of the fight between good and evil.”
      Ah but the drama rises in the oncoming issues. You never know what side of the fence Loki will be on. You are unsure if Wiccan and Hulking’s love is real or manufactured. Then there’s dimension hopping and deception and humor and awesome sequences. I’m a fan but to each his own.

      “Read Young Avengers # 1 – 5, and then read Superman/Wonder Woman # 1: it’s like reading the essay of a 10 years old student, and then reading a high level novel. It’s like taking a shower with icy water, and then getting into a hot tub. It’s like eating a stale piece of bread, and then enjoying a bunch of french fries.”
      Though I’m a fan of Young Avengers as a whole, the way you wrote this is simply great. I appreciate the creative thinking on your part.

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