Yeah, so would I but apparently theres some legal dealies with Stan Lee preventing that...Sacred&Profane said:I would much rather them go by the name Excelsior.
But, hey, sounds like a fun book
Took me a while to find it.I didn't realize there was a thread for this.
Agreed on all points. As far as the continuity thing goes, I noticed he was paying close attention to it and bringing up lots of old plot points. But I'm new to most of these characters (except their appearence in Runaways). For example, issue 2 is about Ricochet. Coming in all I knew about Ricochet's past was 1) there is a guy named Ricochet. 2) he was in something called Slingers 3) that book was cancelled a long time ago.I keep geeking out over the continuity in it. The guy who wrote this actually read the previous runs with these characters. He knows who they are and has continued the arcs of their development that the other writers started. That's setting the bar kind of low, but he's probably one of the few people in comics doing that. Right now, he's focusing on introducing the characters, so it'll be interesting to see where the comic goes once he's done explaining the concept.
The art and coloring is great and I like the homage covers. This is just a really appealing comic and it does a great job of balancing continuity with being new-reader-friendly. There are only two issues out--pick it up!
Chicago, but I go to SIUC during the year.MWoF said:Carbondale? Where you from again?
I concur on all parts. Especially letting Cebulski take over Runaways after Whedon is done.I know almost nothing about most of the characters in this book. So the detailed expose into their pasts work great for me. The details of continuity don't play in heavy with me. But judging by all the reactions of everyone here---it's golden and pleases me.
The writing is damn fine and the art is just perfect. It's got that right balance of youthful vibrance...but the lining is dark and jagged. It gives off a young jaded feel......which just happens to coincide with the book.
Call me cuckoo-bananas.......but I like this book more than Whedon's run on Runaways. Cebulski has done filler issues on Runaways before......and after reading this book---I wouldn't mind one bit if he took over Runaways after Whedon departs.
And the covers...... :heart:.
Actually I think that's very legitimate praise.I keep geeking out over the continuity in it. The guy who wrote this actually read the previous runs with these characters. He knows who they are and has continued the arcs of their development that the other writers started. That's setting the bar kind of low, but he's probably one of the few people in comics doing that.