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April 3, 2009 3:29 pm I don't get the why people are making a big hububaloo about the identity reveal in this arc.  Just because the New Avengers know he's Peter Parker again now doesn't mean the rest of the world does again as well.  Spider-man has had close yet distinct relationships with the Avengers and the Fantastic Four.  Just because he pulls his mask off and reveals himself to one group isn't going to be the same as with a different one.  For one, he isn't a member of the FF and isn't having to decide whether or not he wants to continue to be a part of their group like with the New Avengers, and 2nd the FF are a very open and public super hero team and having them know his true identity could be alot more dangerous for his loved ones(the whole reasoning behind his deal in BND being to protect them), then the New Avengers who have been in hiding and on the 'wrong side of the law' since Civil War.  Having seperate reveals for each group seems to me to be the right choice storywise. 
January 8, 2009 2:48 am I have to agree with fractal about the hope thing here.  Yes, she is drawn in a very similar fashion, but the red head he met in the first 6 issue arc looks like the same as hope and the little girl too.  It may just be a fallacy of olvietti's art and I think they are just trying to show that cable like his father, has a thing for red heads.  Plus, the mother seemed to have absolutly no mutant abilities and remember this kid is supposed to be such a powerful mutant that she was detectable at birth so I find it hard to believe as an adult she wouldn't seem to have any powers.
December 26, 2008 10:55 pm @conor - Haven't read any like that, no.  Since they didn't seem to use the new medium in any signifcant way imho, it just feels like a grab for cash devoid of any artistic reasons.  I understand IDW is a company and they want to make money, but there are other ways to do movie or tv comics, like the Starscream Transformers thing which tells a story inbetweeen the first movie and the future sequel I believe.  I didn't read that, and so can't comment on the quality of it, but I'd rather see that kind of material.  It bothers me because instead of IDW using money and talent to work on a Spike Shadow Puppets sequel for instance or more stuff dealing with After the Fall(which I've been loving), they put it into this.  If it's something you like, great, I'm just irked that I spent 4 dollars on this that I could have spent on something else.
December 26, 2008 5:21 pm @conor Granted, but it's not like say the Dark Tower adaptations, where translating to a comic from what was just a written story before changes the way one absorbs the story or how the story is able to be told.  The first Dark Tower trade is pretty much book 4 of the Dark Tower series with the framing story chopped off, but even without the element of the story being told through pictures as well as words now, Peter David finds a way of giving the story a new and interesting narrartor which spices the story up with a slightly new perspective.  The dialogue in the Smile Time comic is exactly what they say in the episode.  There is nothing new here. And unlike other adaptations that hew closely to the source material and allow new audiences to discover stories they normally wouldn't have because it's not in the usual format of entertainment that they enjoy, this is a story that is in the middle of the 5th season of a TV show and contains mid-story beats of series and season spannnig plots, so anybody that isn't familiar with the show is likely going to be confused.  My ire at it and people rating it high comes from the fact that this doesn't feel like an adaptation, but a copy and paste job.
September 26, 2008 10:06 pm JM Ken Nimura's art is fantastic and I dare you not to fall in love with it after seeing the spread on page 11.  It reads like if Hayao Miyazaki wrote and directed Welcome to the Dollhouse.  Read it!
August 24, 2008 11:37 am

Just wanted to comment about the end of the issue.  First off while this is the last issue in the arc, it isnt the end for the skrulls or their gods.  It was strongly hinted at the begining of the arc that Athena is a skrull and even though thier gods die, Mikaboshi who is thought dead by hercules and the rest steps into their place. To quote, "...your gods die, but your cause endures for now," Mikaboshi states as he absorbs their power and becomes all multiarmed and what not.  Then the last panel is Athena(skrull?) saying everything is going even better than planned.  My thoughts, now the skrulls have a shape shifting god that was originally tied to earth making them even more right in thier claim to earths soil?

@RipperSix I like your idea there.  It's very Alien Nation like and I loved that old show.

June 25, 2008 12:55 pm If someone were looking for a one volume story I would reccomend vol 1 of the Hino Horror series titled "The Red Snake."  It's a uniquely drawn super creepy horror story.  It's one of my all time favorite horror stories period, written drawn or otherwise.