Anybody here a fan of the Avengers Arena Series? I know most people hate the series, because it involves killing people's favorite characters of "The Runaways" and "Avengers Academy". I for one am a huge fan and can not wait when a new comic comes out and see who died and still lives. To let all those who hate the series, I assume that it's an illusion or a dream and never happened. Let me know what you guys think?
Post by poindizzle on Mar 21, 2013 15:15:47 GMT -5
I've been meaning to pick it up. I'm neck deep in Marvel NOW! titles. I've overall enjoyed the soft relaunch of the titles, it's been the best one Marvel has done. The creative teams feel right, and finally Bendis has been pushed off to a corner of the Marvel U that I can ignore. I love X-men books, don't get me wrong, but I can leave them when I don't like the writers.
I would love to hear people sound off more about the smaller titles at Marvel right now, because there are some gems. What do you like best about the title?
I can't stress how much I love Waid and Hickman's writing in their books, but an underrated gem in Marvel's arsenal of writers is Jeff Parker. He's a solid writer, nothing flashy, just great pacing. He really understands and has the chops for writing great monthly comics. Check out Red She-Hulk. You'll be surprised.
Also, Dennis Hopeless (for everyone else, that's the writer of Avengers Arena) is also writing 'Cable and X-Force' which is now the better X-force book since Remender's volume of Uncanny X-force wrapped. I am more than willing to try Avenger's Arena because Hopeless is pretty darn good. I'm telling you this guy is gonna be one the top Marvel writers in the next few years, joining the ranks of Waid, Bendis, Aaron, Fraction and (formerly) Brubaker. I'll leave you with this: As far as I know he had only previously written for Marvel with the Spider-man Season 1 graphic novel, but he now has Salvador Larroca, one of Marvel's big gun artists drawing his work. They have that much faith in him.
It's pretty solid. Plenty of interesting characters to keep it from getting boring. The dialogue at times could be a little cringe worthy but they are kids in the book so I can't really fault the dialogue for sounding too childish though. The way the issues are laid out focusing on one person or group per issue is great too.
Anyone still reading? I hadn't picked this up yet but know people are furious with the most recent events.
I was buying some books on eBay and the seller I was buying from had Issue #1 for $1.00, so I threw it in out of curiousity at this point.
I'm still reading at this point, the story is just great and spot on entertaining. It's defiantly got me hooked to the story and wonder what's going to happen next. $1 for Issue #1 is a great deal, Issue #1 should no doubt get your interest into finding out what's going to happen next. Probably one of the best Marvel stories out there right now. So far I haven't seen anybody complaining anymore since the series usually ends up being "Sold Out" in most stores.