: Just finished reading the Nova Special which
: is the conclusion to the Uncanny X-Men/Iron
: Man/Nova crossover.
: Anyone who knows me knows that I don't
: usually say anything bad about a comic. If I
: don't like it, then I just move on to the
: next one. If I do like it, I will go out of
: my way to praise it.
: In the case of this crossover, I have to
: say... that really was a waste of money and
: time. The whole story was absolutely
: Cyclops is kidnapped - not because he's a
: wanted criminal or someone has a vendetta.
: No, it's by accident! By Monark Starstalker
: who was hired to kidnap Alex Summers and
: messed it up. And Monark is portrayed as a
: pathetic hobo. All the good will towards the
: character created by DnA is absolutely
: depleted in a few panels.
: The idea of a character falling on hard
: times is fine and could be an excellent plot
: line. But not here.
: And the mastermind behind it all? Some mega
: super-villain? Nope. Just an old frail guy
: who ends up dying by falling off a ladder.
: The resolution was awful and the story
: meaningless. Cyclops was kidnapped by
: mistake, heroes show up to rescue him, a few
: panels of fighting a security force that
: Iron Man alone could wipe out without
: blinking and the man behind it all dies
: under a ladder in his library. Everyone goes
: That was it. THREE issues for THAT!
: There was no backstory to any character in
: the whole arc. I had no idea who these X-Men
: were (other than Magik) and I bet folks who
: didn't pick up DnA's Nova series had no idea
: who Monark was either.
: The ONLY moment of character development
: came in a brief exchange between Nova and
: Starstalker. Ironically, it focused on RICH
: And the art didn't help the series at all.
: Was a cartoon strip spread over three
: Again, I rarely ever talk about an issue or
: series that I didn't like. That should give
: you some idea of how much I didn't like it.
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