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    April 3, 2013 8:06 pm This was a good issue, but man was it a long time coming. I'm hoping the pacing continues to build. Those who have gripes have LEGIT gripes. To say that people who complain about crossovers do so just for credibility or to be cool is to showcase that you don't really have a counter argument and you need to disarm their argument somehow.
    March 27, 2013 9:13 pm Thanks for that, I actually have always wanted to write for Marvel, but in more of a fantasy/dream way, never pursued it. In any case, and you have to remember this is pre-Civil War and all that jazz, but back then I was CONVINCED, this was gonna be the outcome. I pictured Hank as the ultimate Avengers villain going forward, he knew all of their weaknesses, knew their personalities, and his goal would never be world domination or anything, just messing with them. I pictured them having a hard time dealing with it as some of the team would want to take him down and others would be trying to save him. I thought it would work because I don't think there is really any redeeming him to the general audience after the hitting Janet thing, but yet he is still a genius and a great character. So, if they can't make him a bad-ass hero, make him a bad-ass villain.
    March 26, 2013 11:25 pm In my mind I created a fantasy where he was actually the villain in Avengers Disassembled. He got tired of seeing Janet with other men, in fact, wasn't she dating Tony or Clint at the time, and it drove him off the deep end. He messed up Jack of Hearts, who was his patient at the time. He used a gamma ray on She-Hulk, drugged Tony, used Pym particles to transport a Kree Armada into NYC, and his targets? Vision, Hawkeye, Tony, Scott Lang, all people he could be seen as having a grudge against. Ahh well, it's too bad, they could have set him up as the man who felt that if the Avengers couldn't be what he wanted, he would destroy them. I brought you into this world and I can take you out.
    February 28, 2013 10:08 pm In this issue the kid even said they might be in a video game. They are in a virtual reality video game. Good issue, glad to see some action. I have been having a problem with the pacing of this book and I haven't been able to figure out why. I think it is because of the flash forward from the first issue, I think when an author uses that device it starts a timer and you really need to push back to get to that point.
    February 11, 2013 11:00 am I would suggest you omit Two-Face since his character actually died, and since it's so far into the future and Joker is changed, why not have him as the villain with someone capable.
    January 14, 2013 12:18 pm It's a video game. The kids aren't really dying. Arcade is doing this for Mojo or someone else, who knows. The kids have health bars, there are invisible walls that prevent them from getting to places they aren't supposed to, and Arcade was unharmed when attacked from behind by Hazmat, this is all an illusion. The drama will come into play when they all find out it was a farce and they have to live with the actions they took when they thought it was for real.
    January 10, 2013 11:47 am Why not just make your point, why do you need it to be a challenge. Afraid we'll all just ignore it?
    December 21, 2012 11:04 am So, this is a VR Simulation, these kids are playing a video game that Arcade designed. That's why he has such powers, that's why when he was attacked and didn't expect it, nothing happened to him, that's why the kids all have health meters, heck that Angel knock-off even flew into the invisible boundary of the game. I think the drama is gonna be at the end when Arcade reveals that the actions have been broadcast around the world and these heroes, for good or bad, will have to deal with everyone knowing what they were capable of in the situation. Also, it's called Avengers Arena, because bunch of characters that couldn't sell books on their own arena didn't test well. All in all a good series, but for me it is about the character development and this "mystery" is just there to lead to the development.
    November 30, 2012 5:15 pm The only thing I can thin of, re: Jean putting wolvie out, is that he must have lowered defenses against Jean from back in the day, some sort of special rapport they shared.
    November 30, 2012 5:14 pm Yes, yes I do.