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August 8, 2011 3:59 pm Fear Itself has been really good - especially compared to Flashpoint - and has gotten better with every issue. Very excited for the huge fight this issue. Anyone that feels otherwise is stupid and should feel bad and needs to work quickly to get their opinions in line with mine. This has been an internet comment.
August 3, 2011 1:24 pm I'm not sure there's ever been a thinner, more bland plot in an event book, and the fact that it's an alternate reality story makes that even more surprising. What is the story in this book? Flash fixing a world? 4 out of 5 issues in, and what has he done? Bounced around on a continuity tour and been incapacitated about 8 times. There's no story here, no clear throughline from one scene to the next. It's just "oh look here's a guy you know but he's different! and maybe he'll help but maybe he won't. onto the next one!" there's been zero buildup for a confrontation with Thawne, there's no connection between Flash's story and the WW/Aquaman war - Flash just turns on a dime and decides to get involved at the last minute - and every event in this book is just a sliver from a tie-in.

Flashpoint isn't driving anything. This issue feels like the first time we've seen anything happen, and yet it's empty. There's no emotional connection to anything that's happening, there's no feeling of significance to the book's events, it's just...there. I'm normally a sucker for alternate reality stories, but Flashpoint has fallen flat at every opportunity. Nice to look at, though.
July 7, 2011 5:24 pm @ResurrectionFlan  uhhh, know any of what? my point is that Fear Itself is taking place in Marvel proper and having consequences in actual titles vs. the alternate reality, just trying to get us to September Flashpoint. 

And "Gulag" takes place before Fear Itself, I don't know how Marvel could have made that any more clear yet you somehow missed that, which kind of tells me that I'm wasting my time even responding to you. The idea that someone would ask what has changed here is mindboggling to me, but hey, #comicfansontheinternet.
July 7, 2011 12:14 pm this is so dramatically better than Flashpoint it's almost shocking. i don't know who these people are who feel otherwise, but try as I might to understand their opinion, it hasn't happened yet. i'm normally all for alternate timeline/universe stories - still love AoA with all my heart - but Flashpoint feels so empty and plodding. Fear Itself is affecting real change in the Marvel U with every issue, with major action beats and character beats in every issue - and you can be reasonably sure that they won't just be reset/erased when the series is over. FP, on the other hand... you'd already be taking a chance with "nothing matters" considering it's an alternate timeline, but with the relaunch on the horizon, there is just a sense of "this is all treading water until September." and there's no plot, to boot. 

FI and FP are basically tied when it comes to art - both are beautiful - so it comes down to plot for me and there it's no contest. will never understand this community's hate for Fraction, but hey, if people are really enjoying FP then more power to them. i'm jealous.
June 23, 2011 9:27 pm this is just great comics. 
May 10, 2011 8:43 pm @CaseyJustice  Huh? There were 12 issues of the Flash in 13 months. "Delays," he says.
April 25, 2011 3:34 pm This is going to be so damn great. 
April 24, 2011 5:04 pm @wallythegreenmonster  holy overreaction dude, you're making a hell of a thing out of a simple bit of hyperbole. sensitive much? no one's talking down to anyone, christ - well, except you now, Mr. "I'm going to lecture the Internets on how to talk about comics." You keep trying to say I didn't say things or my intentions weren't clear, but you're the one reading one hell of a lot into an innocuous turn of phrase. R e l a x. It was nothing more than a way to underline the signicance of Grant Morrison's run, and given your inability to recognize the importance of the World, may I recommend worrying less about what people say online, and worrying more about reading some comics? it's a big world out there (PUN!).  

jesus. try to provide some illumination and get some Boston dope making a mountain out of a molehill. i love the tubes. 
April 23, 2011 8:40 pm @wallythegreenmonster  "you're doing it wrong" simply meant that Morrison's run is widely considered one of the best X-Men runs ever. If you're reading comics and not hitting the landmark runs, then yes, you are doing it wrong. It's like saying you like Batman and having not read The Dark Knight Returns. Not sure how you misunderstand that. 

As far as the World being "minor," how is the focus of an entire arc, the place of origin of two of the team members, and the home of what will be a MAJOR aspect of the series going forward (Fantomex's "project") "minor?" A "minor" aside would be Xorn's helmet in the X-Cave, or something along those lines.
April 22, 2011 9:26 pm how dumb must all the whiners feel about the whole Thanos angle after this issue? hilarious.