Siege is over, things have happened, the Marvel universe is finally moving on. And while I’ll have a giant review post coming up soon to catch up on this week and last week, I felt the need to make a post to single out this horrible pun of an issue.
WHAT WERE YOU THINKING, PAUL JENKINS?
WHAT WERE YOU THINKING?!
It’s not bad enough that Sentry’s introduction years ago retconned the entire Marvel universe, but he can’t go out without a few more?
Let’s just stack them up, shall we? (Spoilers ahead, obviously.)
– Rogue and Sentry had sex. What, what, WHAT? My friend EruditeChick over at All Things Fangirl has more of a right to an angry reaction to this, and her post about the subject says everything.
– Tony Stark blathering on about how much of a role Bob played in helping him during his alcoholism days. First of all, I object to Tony calling himself “a drunk” – it just seems the kind of term someone would use for a current alcoholic or someone who’s recently given up drinking, not a recovered alcoholic who’s been sober for years and years. Come on. Second…how is taking what has to be one of the most important arcs to Tony Stark as a character and just inserting Bob in there willy-nilly respectful? I know retconning someone like Sentry into the universe will have its share of friction, but this is just way, way too much.
– Ben Grimm hated Sentry for being a better man than he was? Come on. Come the fuck ON, Jenkins. I can’t even dignify this stupidity with – just – AUGH.
– Cloc. Where did the tiny little robot come from? I confess I haven’t read much of Dark Avengers so I have no idea if he was around Sentry there, but just…what? And way to leave an opening for Sentry to come back, Jenkins. Thanks for crushing my hope that he’s gone for good.
– Stephen Strange actually says “a man with the power of a million exploding suns.” …..you know how this makes me feel? It makes me feel like punching myself in the face a few dozen times just so I can stop reading crap like this. (I know I can stop any time but I have an inability to put something down until I’ve finished the entire thing.)
It didn’t help that the art was crappy, and that’s all I really have to say about that. What a poor, poor showing for a character that was already disliked and an event that dragged on too long just to reset the status quo.
Here’s to a brighter Heroic Age, because at least I won’t have to see Sentry for a while.