Storytiming Brian Reed's Ms. Marvel run. Looking back on it, turns out it wasn't as bad as it would get.
And it got pretty fucking bad. Why they even gave it to KSD will forever be one of those unanswered questions.
Not sure how many issues I'll get through today, but I'll try to cover the first two arcs at least.
Not really. It's not good, but it's entertaining
Nah, it's actually good. Especially when you compare it to what came later.
It's funny. The more Carol became a sensible and competent hero, the less I actually liked her.
A vaguely psycopathic hero being their own worst enemy while still trying to do good - that's something I want to read about.
A beacon for all mankind to look up to who only does good at all times and is loved by everyone - I couldn't care less.
So is Immonen. And they never give her shit
Man I miss the old costume.
Also, anyone know the source for this...ah, adventure?
Sold more than KSD's Captain Marvel
What I always love about Brian Reed’s Ms. Marvel is that it’s essentially the story of person that wakes up one day and realizes she’s in her mid-thirties and still hasn’t actually done anything “great” or “memorable” in her entire life. I wasn’t thirty when I first read it and I’m not thirty even now, but it’s still something of an intrinsic fear that really struck a cord with me.
Other than that, her being uptight, acting aggressive and always ready to throw punches while ebing deeply, deeply insecure about her own strengths, also reminded me of my own behaviours I tried to fix with time.
Exaggerated Southern accent?
Back in the day I really thought this book was pretty fucking poor.
I don't know if it's just the nostalgia talking, or if it's just in comparison to the dreck that Marvel's currently producing, but this shit actually ain't half-bad.
It's probably the latter. God knows Fraction's Uncanny is actually readable now
This book has some good issues and an acceptable number of nice character moments, but besides that, yes, it's by no mean some forgotten masterpiece, it's standard superhero action shlock you can find everywhere else.
It's still more entertaining than the recent books, that can't even get the "plesantly entertaining" part right.
Sorry negro. But I'll try to set one up for tomorrow
I was wrong, I can do one now. Turns out the files have already been hashed
Just give me a few minutes to upload the whole thing
Guess I'll call it on that since we're almost at the image limit. Tomorrow, I'll cover the special and the Initiative arc. Folder should be finished by now too, so you can grab the whole run there
I kinda agree with you, except that it somehow didn't work for me with Reed's Carol. Don't get me wrong, I desperatly wanted to like the series. It had a great artist, awesome ideas, a solid supporting cast, but somehow it didn't work for me.
I guess "A vaguely psycopathic hero being their own worst enemy while still trying to do good" only works for me if the "hero" is kinda likeable and IMHO Reed's Ms. Marvel was less likeable than 90's Venom going full retard.
Only good Issues: Spiderdate and the first few Ms. Moonstone issues (before it degraded to a much to long catfight).
>Why they even gave it to KSD will forever be one of those unanswered questions.
I think KSD can do OK, but yeah she fucked up with Ms.Marvel. It seemed like she got on a good track, giving her at least a somewhat decent Supporting cast in NY, but as soon as that was established it got trashed and Carol ends in space with even blander "adventures".
Is this Official Carol's Day?
/co claims to hate her, but we can't fight the boner.
They were still doing that stuff years into the war on Battleworld
Doom calling Carol a cow in Mighty (?) Avengers is pretty infamous
I kinda hated her with Sunfire's powers.
But this era was one of the best for Rogue. Leading her own team of wildcard X-men and taking down their enemies to protect the school. It was like X-Force but no Wolverine.
Being a babysitter was boring as hell in comparison