And then this issue ... ugh. If you thought Fear Itself or AvX was bad, HA! Just wait until you read this dog shit.
So much wrong here and not just with this issue, but the premise itself. I kept waiting for someone at Marvel to come up with a good idea about why this damn cloud is such a hard thing for heroes to work out and this issue just proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that no-one at Marvel can arrive at a good reason why. Why a cloud is now dividing a good portion of Marvel heroes. A cloud. Sure a deadly cloud to some and a life giving cloud to others, but still, a cloud.
This cloud crap is something you would read in the 1970's Warlock comic.
This is not Red Skull, this is not Dr. Doom or any countless intelligent foes that have proven to be a pain in our heroes side over the years. No, this is a roaming freaking cloud. Both of these groups have access to information that lets them know, way ahead of time, where the cloud is heading. When it will reach any given area. Yet instead of banning together and working to find a solution both Inhumans and the Mutants are off to war. Makes a lot of sense, yeah?
No. Of course not.
It just proves that when you can't come up with a good idea why someone should act in a way that is totally different than the way they have been shown to act for years and years, you just say "Comics!" and everything is fine. See events like Civil War (which I admittedly do like and enjoy), Civil War II and now this pile just to name a few. Characters just suddenly acting out of character so badly, JUST to push a story forward.
Why is Beast the only one that wants to still try and work out something? Because ... well, that's just it, I have no damn clue. We are talking about a freakin' cloud folks. A plot device I have been waiting for Marvel to find a great answer for and instead I'm getting this, the oh so rare Marvel Hero vs Marvel Hero shit again. Yes, I knew there would be a fight, it's in the title
, but to do so for something as ridiculous as a cloud that has been (somehow and for some reason) circling the Earth for almost a year now?
See, I remember. I remember when Marvel bashed Bleeding Cool for saying that Marvel had plans to send the mutants to space. A petty retaliation for FOX and all the movie turmoil with F.F and the Mutants from a few years back. Marvel said it was bullshit. Okay, sure, whatever, it was bullshit. But it sure as fuck seems odd that for the past two years (or so), Marvel has pushed Inhumans on us so hard while the X-Men have been pushed so far away from the rest of the MU that it isn't funny. And while those Mutants were on the outskirts of the MU, we fans were/are getting boring as hell, no impact stories that we read just to get a mutant fix. And okay sure, it is purely coincidence that only now, after working out deals with that very same FOX, that we are not only seeing more F.F stuff splattered into our comics, but we are also getting new X-Men series that are suppose to be more relevant and engaging AND ... HAHAHA and to top it all off ... the Inhumans are now going into space after this war is over?