I made the mistake of spoiling myself on the general reviews of this issue before I got it. I enjoyed the book.
I think this issue may have been the single best Bendis comic I have read before. It was a well paced, brilliantly (and that is no understatement) drawn, well done flashback action tale that was a decent blend of fluid plot motion and Bendis’ dialogue. I am , however, holding back on the “crow eating” until the arc is done..Bendis IS still on the hook for some subpar work on this series to date. That is not erased.
Rich comes off as pretty powerful. He is written in good character. Frankly, I thought the behavior of all those here came off as well done. Thanos came off as groggy, but I do think attempted negotiations would be how he would play it, and his history with the cube was acknowledged.
He wrote everyone fairly well here and nobody comes off too bad.
Some minor complaints.
-This comes off as a Thanos /Quill story..not a Rider story, but Rider is certainly not ignored.
-Again, the element gun was a goof. Star Lord didn’t use it in the DnA stuff.
-It is “Rider” Bendis..not “Ryder”
Shit, that’s a about it. It’s been a rough ride for Rider fans for the past few years. Even if it breaks bad from here on out in the arc, this was a good memory for Rider fans. That cover is awesome as well, one of the years best covers. I really wish Bendis could have given us this arc around issue #4 where it belonged….I am looking forward to what’s next.
A very polished, solid comic though.
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