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Dr. Tomorrow #2 Discussion

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I enjoyed this issue a lot, although perhaps not as much as #1.

I agree with what VCR was saying...that Dr. Tomorrow should have known that a multiverse could potentially include friendly Saurians and Promethians and for him to attack immediately was unhero-like and perhaps oversimplified writing because it so neatly matches the trope.

I also agree with what VCR points out, that the perfectly and calmly assembled Valiant Heroes seems pretty unrealistic. Are we thinking Neela recruited them or Dr Tomorrow did? Or half and half?
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A bit simplistic, but a decent read. Comes off as very YA, but that’s kind of how it’s pitched, so that’s fine. Overall I am interested in seeing what happens next.


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It seems to me that the YA aspect is extended to the unbelievably overpowered Dark Fluid or whatever it is.

Would GRATUITOUS be a useful word, here?

Didn't the story say that little vial destroys an entire UNIVERSE (a slice of the multiverse)

That makes Spock's Red Matter seem rather impotent.
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Superhero, multiverse fun that Valiant rarely plays with. Good stuff that probably won't play well here.
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Also this would seem to take place in the primary VU as DT says this is the first Neela he’s ever met. Not a guarantee as many universes are very similar.

Someone mentioned Hadrian wiping out Sting too easily, but then I went back to Faith & the Future Force where the Do-Bot (from an alt reality/timeline) easily takes him out as well. So it’s not without precedent. Especially if the entire Universe were to be destroyed by the same power source (dark fluid). We all know Pete doesn’t always think before he acts, often underestimates his opponents, and in the end is still a human being—albeit one with extensive Psiot powers—and still susceptible to injury and [physical] death.


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I really like this series and the multiverse stuff....but I was a little surprised to see Rex the Razer. That needs some explaining. As of now he would be "the" reason for me to think it's not actually the main Valiant Universe because he's supposed to be a character from the Deadside, right? At the end of Rapture Tama asked Rex to keep looking after the Vine Binding that keeps Babel from getting away, and Rex said it's the least he could do. Doctor Tomorrow also mentions some or most universes are very similar.

Seeing Bloodshot seems to be a bit awkward, too.

Unfortunately, it'll take some months before this will be continued. Hopefully, it actually will be. :hope:

Who knows at this point?

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This feels very ‘Acclaim’ to me. Cartoony art, overly simplistic story. I think introducing multiverse concepts the VU and another big gathering of all Valiant’s big hitters is totally cheapened and wasted on this lightweight book.

Turning to the story itself, the way young Bart and Gretchen just totally accepted the merit * of a super-hero and just went with it seemed ridiculously easy. The storyline involving Bart’s dad is probably the most interesting if a bit cliché. Having all of the Valiant heroes there seemed awkward and forced and you have to question why they let a first time writer access to all of the characters, maybe it’s because he’s a former Valiant editor?

If this was not part of Valiant continuity, like Valiant High, then I’d be more ok with it but given it is part of continuity I’d say it was a waste of crossing over characters, it’s too cheap.

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