After reading issue #8, I am wondering why this series was extended to nine issues. I mean, yes there was a couple cool things that happened, and I guess (hope) they just couldn't have been included in the last issue due to the size and scope of issue 9, which by now has to be so important to the "New" Marvel that they just couldn't fit the events of issue 8 into issue 9.
I doubt that to be the case, however.
Kinda feeling ... not disappointed, but not as "wowed" by this series as I had hoped for. It is still a great idea and I am hoping to start seeing some fallout of this damn thing in my Marvel books ... soon? ... but as of yet, I have seen nothing in current Marvel that this "event" had any impact on. Nothing is really that "different" (I mean in story, I realize nothing will ever be "different" in the big two), nothing is like "Ohhhh, that is because of what happened in Secret Wars". And that sucks.
Of course the "event" is not yet over and Marvel is holding a few new titles back and I can only hope that is due to what happens in issue 9, because as of now, eh. Yes, my titles are set 8 months in the future now and yes, some titles are "different" than they were prior to Secret Wars, but not different BECAUSE of Secret Wars. At least not that I can tell.
But that is another bitch, this was suppose to be about Secret Wars ...
I know when this is collected and after a set amount of time, I will look fondly on this event. Well, I hope I will. But I need something big to happen in issue 9. Something. Don't I? Or is this just gonna be an event like "Fear Itself"? Not as awful obviously, that can't be done, but just as non-impactful. Easily forgotten. An event that changes nothing is not an event, it is just a story. Hope this is not what we have here.