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    December 6, 2009 3:58 am I really enjoyed this series, but it definitely feels like a quick-wrap there in the end.
    December 6, 2009 3:56 am No way it's Molecule Man. When the Dark Avengers (Norman included) meet him in their last issue, they don't know him. That's a really stupid guess.
    December 6, 2009 3:51 am Bought this book in spite of a deep desire not to support the new JSA status quo. This whole split thing seems really forced to me. Freddie Williams pushed me into checking it out. Interestingly enough, I found that Stargirl echoes my feelings somewhat here. "Why am I here?" she asks in the book. I can't help but agree, and it wasn't answered to my satisfaction. I love these characters, I want to read their stories, even good stories. But this whole plot line is forced, I'll never be able to enjoy it without some reason for it to exist. It would have been better if they just decided to tell stories of the young-squad WITHIN the JSA without this stupid, contrived, militarist split. Yet another line tanks as soon as Johns departs. Sad.
    December 4, 2009 11:10 am Absolutely amazing. One of the best Hex stories yet, and a dark horse for best story of the year.
    December 3, 2009 4:36 pm It's mind boggling to me that you gents haven't read The Goon. Beautiful art, hysterical comedy, and down the line some great pulp-y character stuff. Start with Nothing But Misery trade from Dark Horse (NOTE not "Rough Stuff" which is technically their #0 trade reprinting the pre-Dark Horse stuff which is, as named, a little rougher). 
    November 25, 2009 1:56 am

    Yeah, after the last arc (which was a long story following up on the entirety of the series thus far and the CHINATOWN graphic novel), I think Powell is telling some one-off stories for a bit.

     

    I love this book and Powell is definitely at the top of his game. I'm actually surprised it doesn't have more pulls.  Do alot of people read this in trades or is it just not-popular with this board's users/people in general?

    November 25, 2009 1:52 am

    I think Thor, while decent in recent memory, has suffered from both lateness and weak editorial direction with respect to the overall line. Superman doesn't even have Superman in it nor a name artist. Not surprising that's not selling gangbusters, Robinson or no.

    Guardians however has been stellar GROUP storytelling since it's launch, both in writing and art with a few minor missteps here and there. Even with a cast of close to a dozen at least, I bet any reader of the series could tell you a great deal about any of the D-list characters involved and it speaks to how well the characters and concept have been done. This whole Marvel space line is deserving of even wider recognition. 

     

    November 24, 2009 1:32 am I dropped this a few months ago, but from what I've heard, the split for the books (this one and the new all-star book) seems kind of contrived. Anyone reading it really enjoying it? I'm curious.
    November 22, 2009 6:35 pm Geoff's Legion episode was outstanding. If this gets anywhere near that, it should be really good.
    November 16, 2009 10:15 pm I'm surprised there's not more pulls on this. Given people are pissed about this particular run's stillbirth and the Wildstorm U is well overdue for being put out of its misery, but.... Giffen! Robertson!