Well, as much as it might upset you, that IS possible. As you said, many an Ultimate cover is symbolic, so it's possible that Rhodey and Tony don't spar in this issue. But it's possible they do.ProjectX2 said:If they were sparring, then I'd be pretty annoyed judging by their facial expressions.
It would be even worse if they didn't even interact in this issue.
ourchair said:It's also possible that they just have some kind of disagreement that makes them butt heads in a later issue. Just as the Green Goblin and Spider-Man don't really kick each others butts in several issues of USM featuring Spidey-fighing-Goblin covers and Venom and Spider-Man not really duking it out in several issues of USM featuring Venom-fighting-Spidey covers.
Not that today's comic covers are bad, but I miss the days when comic covers were advertisements for what was actually inside the comic. I liked it when comic covers were their own kind of cliffhanger that screamed at you saying, "Don't you want to know what's going to happen?"MaxwellSmart said:Or the issue of UXM where Scott is seen on the remains of a downed sentinel and sentinels weren't even in the issue.
Well, I can't say that I never had such a cover pull the wool over me before, but as far as I know such covers were at least related to the story inside.Guijllons said:I don't think covers have changed all that much. I remember getting comics as a kid with all the "How will the strangest team ever escape the grasp of the vile [villain name here]", only to not have a scene anything lke what was shown on the cover within the book.
They've always been a dramatic sales tactic, as much as the 'next ish' blurb, when we were told week after week that we would "never expect what's going to happen next".
As with all nostalgia, it wouldn't be nostalgic if things were still the same. And certainly, nostalgia is the twin of kitsch.ourchair said:The point is today's covers are more dramatic and less "advertising"esque and my fondness for the latter is not a slight against the former but just a case of silly nostalgia.
I always thought kitsch was like the autistic older brother of nostalgia. Kinda like the Dustin Hoffman to nostalgia's Tom Cruise.Guijllons said:As with all nostalgia, it wouldn't be nostalgic if things were still the same. And certainly, nostalgia is the twin of kitsch.
If the dayglo wigged 70's night enthusiasts that knock around provincial city-centres on a Saturday night are anything to go by, then yeah, I think you may just be right.ourchair said:I always thought kitsch was like the autistic older brother of nostalgia. Kinda like the Dustin Hoffman to nostalgia's Tom Cruise.