Time once again for the Blue marvelous Adam Brashear also known as Ultimates #4
I need you to punch monsters
anti-matter don't crack
>then retired for reasons I don't remember
too black too strong, JFK told him to stop.
He is an old hero IN the MU, but he is a new character only made in I think 2009 and doesn't have a lot of appearances.
I thought it was the first part but didn't wanna say it when unsure and worry about a shitstorm starting
also this really makes sliding timeline obvious huh
He's pretty recent and I don't think anyone but Ewing has really used him
Why does the protective suit have eye holes?
>a force of universal importance that we reversed
What is America made of that she can resist all that inhospitable space?
Is it me or does Eternity's face look like lord chaos?
>JFK told him to stop.
Why didn't he say "fuck you" and just go to some other country where he would be appreciated? Why didn't he unretire years ago when overt racism was no longer a thing?
If this is an area outside of the Multiverse, shouldn't there be thousands if not millions of Anti-Men from different realities and not just one?
Shouldn't several teams of Ultimates be investigating at the same time?
They needed Ms. America to get this far and there's only one Ms. America in the multiverse, since the universe she came from was a special one-of-a-kind pocket universe that The Demiurge created.
The second is addressed in the mini, that being that he felt really spiteful towards the world after what happened. He only came back when Anti Man came back because he was his friend.
It's also brought up by Cage in Mighty Avengers.
This book would be so much more enjoyable without those cunts of Carol and America there.
Specially that fucking bitch of America.
That said, great issue, Blue Marvel is a very interesting character under the adequate roles. (not black superman)
>barely says anything or even get panel time
>they're still mad
It's clear from mighty avengers and this that Ewing likes Blue Marvel. He likes Monica to but not nearly to the same extent. Tchalla only occasionally gets lines, America is a bus, and Carol barely has a reason to be around.
he's writig father son drama because he can never have him as his father that he's always dreamed of.
so he's writing hims as a great father who is separated from his beloved sons due to circumstances
It's a comic narrative. He kinda is.
Kevin's outside the MU looking in, he knows these things.
BTW thanks whoever shared that Mighty Avengers tied up the loose ends from Nextwave a few weeks back, had I not then read it I'd have no context for Kevin showing up the fuck out of nowhere.
you know Demiurge? multiversal architect and Wiccan's penultimate future?
Demiurge personally made her world and chilled there for a few millenia. She absorbed a sliver of his power through constant exposure, and was the only person on her world that decided they'd rather go sight seeing around the multiverse rather than enjoy utopia forever.
you could almost consider her Demiurge's Silver Surfer in terms of her powers
It's probably more a compatibility thing than a power thing. Like a side power to prevent her from dying in the event that she walks into a universe with a radically different atmosphere.
It's sad this reads like a Fantastic Four story with the Fantastic Four replaced with the Diversity Squad. "Fixing" Galactus and going on interdimensional adventures is just the sort of stuff the FF used to get up to.
I like MAC, I still laughed tho.
>the book where everyone is a brick and/or plot device except for the guy who's a dime-store Reed Richards
>more interesting than the FF
It always astounds me how true it is that /co/ doesn't read comics.
Since when is powerset the benchmark for character depth?
And besides, those are all just more flowery names for the same shit happening.
>methodical, almost militarized
Hardly. The team's basically had applying the "what if the heroes applied a radical change they otherwise wouldn't" on a cosmic scale. It's really just The Authority but somehow even less practical/substantial.
>Since when is powerset the benchmark for character depth?
It's not you are the one to comment about them being bricks. The point was that their powers are interesting.Personally I find exploring rarely used and or new characters interesting as well.
>Personally I find exploring rarely used and or new characters interesting as well.
So do I. But the point was no one but Marvel is being explored.
Reed, Sue, Ben, and Johnny, contrary to what people say, all have their own unique identities and personalities. They've been "explored," while this book looks to be a continuation of Ewing writing "Blue Marvel and Company."
It was just something I read and enjoyed, even though I was well aware it wasn't one of the best FF stories. I enjoyed the use of some classic things along with Heroes Reborn making a bit of a comeback.
>I enjoyed the use of some classic things along with Heroes Reborn making a bit of a comeback.
I liked a lot of that continuity stuff, too. It's just that when you're out to defend something, you usually put your best foot forward.
>So do I. But the point was no one but Marvel is being explored.
it's only 4 chapters in, and the first two surrounded Galactus more than anything else. The F4 have had 50+ years to develop their characters. Considering mighty avengers Ewing will get to other characters he just started off with Adam, he already set up plot lines with America planning to take them out, and Monica becoming less human.
So why does Blue Marvel get a pass for this sort of retconning but everyone shits on the Sentry for the same thing?
Oh well, at least it's canon that Sentry pounded Rogue's sweet ass.
>it's only 4 chapters in
I'm giving it hope, and most of my problems come from Ewing's handling of the "cosmic scale" more than character work, but it's so disproportionately about Brashear right now that he seems so integral to the book's future. Especially since this looks to crossover with his plans in New Avengers.
Loads of people hate Blue Marvel, even moreso because of the "diversity" thing.
It's because for the most part Sentry wasn't meant to be a character that was constantly used. He's a Superman clone with a ridiculous backstory, sure, but he was never meant to be an ongoing character in the primary continuity of Marvel.
Anon, maybe you werent around when it happens, but /co/ largely hated blue marvel.They considering him an OP mary sue. Smart as reed and more powerful than basic sentry. It wasn't until mighty avengers that people became slightly ok with him, I'm honestly surprised America gets more shit than him in these threads.
Exactly. The appeal of cosmic is that it involves things above the influence of superheroes/superhero morality. There are problems and characters that can't be overcome through saccharine optimism and punching. Ewing does look to be complicating things with Blue Marvel, but the common theme of his work is "superheroes always save the day;" the antithesis of classic cosmic.
People are theorizing that the Eternity Wars mentioned in NA refer to the Eternity we see at the end of this issue.
Blue Marvel's only getting focus because this arc features anti-man. First issue was exposition, 2nd was Black Panther, 3rd was set up for current arc and this one is BM. Remember that this is four issues in.
>Nothing good came from Young avengers
it gave the Loki mindclone the character development needed to lead into Agent of Asgard.
the villain was pretty cool
Weren't most of other Universes destroyed during Secret Wars and are geting rebuilt now? As far as I get there is a handful of universes at the moment and only this one, supposedly, was rebuilt that well.
I miss that stuff man. so sick of modern heroes just wearing like, t-shirts and a leather jacket or whatever. bring back the fantasy cool ass shit in comics hashtag am I doing the internet right?
No one talks much about BM to begin with. And when they do he gets shitted on.
I always hated his past story shit because the idea of a world just forgetting that a Thor+ class hero was flying around and black to boot was pure retarded. Sentry at least had memory wipe magic going for him.
Its a team book with non race swaps out doing shit. I'll take that any day over race/gender bending legacy heroes for quick bucks. And it isn't like multiple teams don't handle the same type of objectives.