leonardo_grave (leonardo_grave) wrote in thunderbolts,
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so what's the verdict loved it or hated it?
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Neither, really. I didn't throw it across the room in disgust, but neither were my fears assuaged. The fact that Songbird, Radioactive Man, and Swordsman hardly appeared at all in the book probably had a lot to do with that. Once I see how Ellis is writing those characters, I should have a better idea. The Moonstone scene does have me worried that he's going to ignore every bit of character development she's shown over the past few years. Then again, maybe she was playing Norman for a fool.
The Moonstone scene does have me worried that he's going to ignore every bit of character development she's shown over the past few years. Then again, maybe she was playing Norman for a fool.

I saw that as *potentially* a Graviton-like situation. Norman pretty much all but said outright 'if you don't join, we're yanking your moonstone and leaving you in a coma again'. In that situation, even during her most idealistic phase, Karla's the kind of person that doesn't say 'go to hell'. She plays along and tries to get an angle(and occasionally gets in over her head, like with the afore-mentioned Graviton).

That said, we'll need to see her further before I put down a solid opinion on whether Ellis is being brilliant or backpedalling on Karla's character.

-OM
I'm conflicted. On the one hand, I don't really like what's happened to the old three: it seems like Norman's been given carte blanche to just remake the team in his own image. The only reason Karla's not in chains is because he thinks he understands how she works and can predict her.

That said, I'm still wondering why the rest of the T-Bolts(aside from R-Man) weren't given an opportunity to retire when faced with this new team. I mean, after the Wellspring thing, could the government really stand to REFUSE in the face of the public opinion boon for the Tbolts that we saw in 109?

Beyond that, Jack Flag seems kinda low-tier for someone they'd send the entire team out after, but that's neither here nor there. I wish we'd actually seen some characterization from the old members beyond them looking glum as they're pretty much treated like a prisoner transfer until they get to the arrival point.

-OM