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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 9:06:54 pm 
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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 11:19:52 pm 
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Anotherrrrr backstory issue that doesn't move the story forward. Between this and Bloodshot Salvation, I swear. Art was really nice, and it was well done within the context but it's just too high a percentage of books that do this too often in VEI. They honestly haven't developed the present enough to really warrant doing this much and should tighten up the universe in my humble editorial opinion.

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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 5:46:42 am 
I don't know about a power, but I keep hearing these weird tones from the radio
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otomo wrote:
Anotherrrrr backstory issue that doesn't move the story forward. Between this and Bloodshot Salvation, I swear. Art was really nice, and it was well done within the context but it's just too high a percentage of books that do this too often in VEI. They honestly haven't developed the present enough to really warrant doing this much and should tighten up the universe in my humble editorial opinion.

Sadly, I'm pretty sure this whole 4 issue story arc is a backstory while HW2 is going on. Very much like how the Rai series went to a story from the past during the 4001 event.

I liked the story for what it was, and I'm sure the remaining 3 issues will be interesting and add some cool history to the character. I don't hate the diversion as much as some seem to, but I (like many others it seems) am ready to be done with the diversions and have Aric back on Earth and dealing with the rest of the Valiant universe. I know we'll be seeing Aric in the HW2 issues though, maybe even in next weeks issue, so our wait to see more of him on Earth dealing with the issues going on.

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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 8:06:43 pm 
Mmm, I was drooling over Cooshie tonight.
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Sadly, I'm pretty sure this whole 4 issue story arc is a backstory while HW2 is going on. Very much like how the Rai series went to a story from the past during the 4001 event.

I liked the story for what it was, and I'm sure the remaining 3 issues will be interesting and add some cool history to the character. I don't hate the diversion as much as some seem to, but I (like many others it seems) am ready to be done with the diversions and have Aric back on Earth and dealing with the rest of the Valiant universe. I know we'll be seeing Aric in the HW2 issues though, maybe even in next weeks issue, so our wait to see more of him on Earth dealing with the issues going on.


That about sums it up for me, at this point. I don't mind a flashback story but it had better tie into other events pretty strongly.

Btw, who is narrating this? I wasn't quite sure.


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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2018 2:17:36 am 
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I enjoyed this issue and I was glad to have Hairsine on art duty as the Olivetti and Bodenheim didn’t really do it for me art wise. To me it makes sense in a shared universe to do this type of story whilst an ‘event’ is happening otherwise you have to cross the ongoing book into the event which complicates things and leaves gaps for continuity blunders.

Interested to see where Kindt goes with this 4/5 :thumb:


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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2018 6:43:07 am 
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"You're sure these rivers flow directly into Rome?" :lol:

I like this story a lot and there's probably more to it than just being a random story. It feels like parts of the story are made up by Shanhara, for instance the mysterious Sabbas. Shanhara knows she can't just tell Aric what to do because he doesn't trust the armor anymore but Shanhara also knows Aric should not trust some other people (in HW2) because of what Livewire told Aric. Shanhara and Livewire had bonded before and Shanhara knows Livewire can be trusted.


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