Name: Aaron Bitler
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Ron was visiting the east coast for the spring Judeo-Christian holidays?
I can understand why you would want to overlook the controversy about NA 39, but this was a mini ABOUT covers and the cover that's on the ifanboy pull list isn't the one shown in the mini. Since covers are such a big deal with respect to catching eyes for sales, anyone think people were confused when this issue finally hit? Anyone get confused?
Love these minis by the way.
@ohcaroline & adrian Re: Avengers Initiative
So I'm biased. AI is my favorite Avengers book at the moment and I didn't think that was going to happen about a book so steeped in Civil War fall-out. Dan Slott is good at bringing in continuity (new and old) without making it a burden. He also grabs from the entire Marvel U. This feels like a book that you could read to get a general idea of the tone of the entire Marvel line. And it's a good tone. And Slott always give you tons of story in each issue (sometimes almost too much). While the art didn't grab me at first, I've really started to look forward to it in recent issues. I'm not sure if that is because the coloring and inking tightened up or if I'm just used to it now. I would suggest picking up the trade and the annual before making a final call on AI.
The 3.99 price was a bit of a turn off for me. While flipping through it, I didn't think I saw enough text or story. With there being only three issues I thought there would be more in this issue especially considering the price. But after reading this week's Pick of the Week, I went back to the store and I'm glad I did. I should have known BKV and Risso wouldn't disappoint. I'm curious to see when this will be collected and what price point/format it will have.
Making a character an orphan automatically makes their backstory more interesting to some extent. There are quite a few orphans or even characters with only one parent in comics. Quickly off the top of my head I can come up with Rogue, Cyclops and Havok (originally), Darkhawk (father killed), Jolt (Thunderbolts), Daredevil, Tony Stark as a young man looses his parents in a car accident. That's just a quick and dirty scan of my brain.
There's probably a Women In Refrigerators-like website somewhere in this... though less politically charged. I wonder what orphans might make of this.
Personally, I always liked reading about the Silver Surfer when I was young. Here's this guy who saves his people by giving up everything there is to be one of his people. But he got to ride the space ways on a silver board.