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Contagion Thread

Post by Blackcyclops » 09 Oct 2019, 14:06

I don’t know why but Marvel has been doing a much better job with horror lately and this little mini is a pretty good start. Easy to get into, nice grasp on the characters and is moving at a pretty good pace. I also like how we get the Avengers and FF taken out so fast in a believable way (also Danny mentions the X-Men...thus further solidifying that the new status quo).
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Post by Cable » 11 Oct 2019, 15:57

Storywise it is pretty basic body-horror type plot but well done (as you said the pacing is spot-on) but what I really like about it is the characters we are getting to see that are unfortunately absent from books right now, like Iron Fist and Luke Cage or Cloak and Dagger. It obviously makes sense for a horror comic but I am glad Brisson is keeping things street-level for now. And yeah since he is one of the X-writers he did sneak in a line for them, though what you don't mention is the line is about the X-Men acting like weirdos :P

Segovia sure can draw a good blob monster. I guess that is why he got the job lol
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Post by Blackcyclops » 11 Oct 2019, 16:00

Lol @ Cable

I forgot he’s writing a x-book...
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Post by Blackcyclops » 16 Oct 2019, 12:41

Another issue...

Again it’s not as “mind-bending” as Hickman’s X-Men but what I do like is the pacing, little character moments and just how everybody is showing up. I do like that the big guns are getting taken out and we get some smaller characters.

This would make a great horror tv-marvel movie.
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Post by Cable » 19 Oct 2019, 17:39

With Avengers being contacted last issue I was worried it would turn into another event for them. I need not have worried. Whole it rightfully touches upon the main heroes, Brisson is also delightfully dumping in a bunch of B- and C-listers as well. There unfortunately probably won't be room to give them all much spotlight, but hopefully they give some contribution to the solution to this crisis.
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Best Non-X Comic -- Amazing Spider-Man #43 by Nick Spencer (2) and Ryan Ottley (2)

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Post by Blackcyclops » 30 Oct 2019, 13:32

I was worried this might happen: given the horror-esque nature I figured we’d either get a franchise-y ending or one that was too concise and clear-cut and we got the latter. I did like Moon Knight as sorta kinda the hero here but also that really its a story about all the low-level heroes.

Overall, the story was pretty cool till the end but it wasnt that bad. It felt like something you’d get in an old Marvel Two-In-One or Marvel Comics Presents and I like that feel. I think going forwars, I wanna see more minis that kinda feature lesser shown characters in different genres.
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