"Did anyone read Incoming #1?"
I did. Here's what I posted about it.
"INCOMING!: This one-shot introduces the direction of the Marvel Universe for 2020, set up by Marvel Comics #1000. It cost $10 and the grammar irritated me. Two key characters are revealed to be Bel-Dann and Raksor, the Kree and Skrull observers from the X-Men #137 (the “Death of Phoenix” issue). Their original fate (they killed each other) was excised from the published version, creating a dangling plot thread, and what happened to them next was revealed in Fantastic Four Annual #18. I really hate the current incarnation of the Champions. A line I did appreciate was the definition of a teenager: “a kid’s idea of a grownup.” One thing I can say about this story is that it was not decompressed; the end couldn’t come quickly enough for me. It was like reading HoX/Pox, except it was about the entire MU and not just the mutants."
"What did it have to say about this?"
I have no idea.
Those covers look promising, but isn't that what you're not supposed to judge a book by? Whenever Marvel messes with continuity, I think "Illuminati."
Or "The Crossing," which tried to establish Iron Man as a traitor going back to Avengers #8. Or the Clone Saga, which tried to establish that Peter Parker had died and been replaced by Ben Reilly back in Amazing Spider-Man #150. Or Tony Stark's best friend, whom we'd never heard of, showing up after 30 years of Iron Man stories not mentioning him. *sigh*
Reading your summary above, Jeff, I realize I'd read it before. Somewhere -- somewhere else, obviously -- I got the idea that Incoming set up several different stories for 2020, among them "Empyre."
"Or "The Crossing," which tried to establish Iron Man as a traitor going back to Avengers #8. Or the Clone Saga, which tried to establish that Peter Parker had died and been replaced by Ben Reilly back in Amazing Spider-Man #150. Or Tony Stark's best friend, whom we'd never heard of, showing up after 30 years of Iron Man stories not mentioning him. *sigh*"
Or Sentry as a founding Avenger. *sigh*
Or Tony Stark's best friend, whom we'd never heard of, showing up after 30 years of Iron Man stories not mentioning him.
Sounds like Batman's "Hush."
Richard Willis said:
Sounds like Batman's "Hush."
And I had the same reaction to both stories: "Bullsh*t"
Meanwhile, here's today's PR from Marvel:
A FINAL BATTLE NO ONE SAW COMING...
New York, NY— January 15, 2020 — Writers Al Ewing, Dan Slott and Valerito Schiti bring you 2020’s earth-shattering event, EMPYRE! In preparation for this monumental addition to the Marvel Mythos, we’ve been revisiting the classic stories that have led up to it. In four stunning teasers, the industry’s top artists have reenvisioned events such as the Kree-Skrull War and its aftermath, the Celestial Madonna Saga, and of course, the story of Kree-Skrull born Teddy Altman, also known as the Young Avenger Hulkling and now, we are proud to present the glorious cover to EMPYRE #1 by Jim Cheung!
EMPYRE #1 arrives in comic shops, on the Marvel Comics App, and on Marvel.com this April! And stay alert, True Believers, because later this week, we’ll be announcing the other titles where you can follow this milestone event that Editor-in-Chief CB Cebulski describes as “One of the most incredible science-fiction sagas Marvel has ever put to page!”
Did anyone read Incoming #1? My LCS was sold out. What did it have to say about this?
I had this at the top of my to-read pile, so I decide to knock this out yesterday to give you a response. Man, this was a slog to get through. When I got to the half-way point I was like, "What the hell? I'm only half-way through?"
I think it also hurt me that I barely read Marvel at all any more. I'm reading only two ongoing titles right now.
I thought some of the scenes weren't good, and a lot of the dialogue just seemed off to me.