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Re: Kinda disappointing *SP*
Date: 7/23/14 11:55 pm
In Response To: Kinda disappointing *SP* (Grizzlei)

: This issue in particular highlighted just how unsuitable this art style is
: for storytelling.

: Like the rest, of course, this story feels rushed and it has no real business
: doing so. Blue Team is such an integral component of the Halo universe
: that fans absolutely adore and crave more for. Putting that aside, newer
: fans who have no idea who Fred, Kelly, and Linda are would probably be
: totally dumbfounded as to why the Master Chief, who was drifting in space
: for four years, wouldn't have been welcomed to warmer sight by his best
: friends. This is a guy the three of them have known and loved as a brother
: and a leader since they were six. Not one smile on their face. Not one
: affectionate comment to their long lost friend. Spartans are so much more
: than the emotionless, walking tanks people expect them to be and this
: reunion really let me down.

I'd like to note that hiding emotion (or displaying it in subtle ways) is still probably a given for SIIs. But. Yeah. These story elements have been handled in a disappointing way.

: Really, this story and all others in Escalation would be so much better in a
: short story anthology. The comic medium for Halo seems to rarely provide
: us with an intriguing and engaging tale, and Escalation is shaping up to
: be no exception. There are few instances where the visuals shown provide
: any worthwhile effect on the story for me. Honestly, this series is making
: me think that comics are a very poor way to tell a story.

Comics in the mainline-superhero typeset, yeah (often). I want a graphic novel written by Greg Bear or ERIC NYLUND and illustrated by....someone really good at illustrating.

I'm still super-jazzed to see these developments!

Although Nightfall is looking much more jazzy. Jazz!

Messages In This Thread

Escalation #8 out nowVincent7/23/14 5:46 am
     It's a big one *SP*Vincent7/23/14 5:55 am
           Re: It's a big one *SP*Anryx7/23/14 8:18 am
           Re: It's a big one *SP*gamerguy20027/26/14 12:52 pm
                 Re: It's a big one *SP*VAVA Mk27/27/14 3:20 pm
     Re: Escalation #8 out now *SP*TDSpiral7/23/14 11:43 am
           Re: Escalation #8 out now *SP*hunt3r7/24/14 2:45 am
                 Re: Escalation #8 out now *SP*Quirel7/24/14 12:39 pm
                       He already existsVincent7/24/14 1:38 pm
                             Re: He already existshunt3r7/25/14 12:18 am
                             Re: He already existsDervish7/27/14 4:42 pm
                                   Re: He already existsVincent7/27/14 5:14 pm
                                         Re: He already existsDervish7/27/14 7:06 pm
     Re: Escalation #8 out nowserpx7/23/14 12:43 pm
     Re: Escalation #8 out now *SP*goCHIEFgo7/23/14 3:35 pm
           Re: Escalation #8 out now *SP*The BS Police7/23/14 4:40 pm
                 Re: Escalation #8 out now *SP*Avateur7/24/14 9:52 am
           Re: Escalation #8 out now *SP*serpx7/23/14 5:43 pm
           Re: Escalation #8 out now *SP*zofinda7/23/14 5:53 pm
     Kinda disappointing *SP*Grizzlei7/23/14 11:09 pm
           Re: Kinda disappointing *SP*asa7/23/14 11:55 pm
           Re: Kinda disappointing *SP*CINCL7/24/14 3:04 am
           Re: Kinda disappointing *SP*Vincent7/24/14 7:00 am
                 Re: Kinda disappointing *SP*Grizzlei7/24/14 11:19 am
                       Re: Kinda disappointing *SP*thebruce07/24/14 11:50 am
           Re: Kinda disappointing *SP*Quirel7/24/14 4:09 pm
     Re: Escalation #8 out now*IMGs*The Lionheart7/24/14 2:55 am
     Re: Escalation #8 out nowApollo7/24/14 5:08 am
           Re: Escalation #8 out nowUrban Reflex7/24/14 10:33 am
                 Black team *SP*Dervish7/24/14 12:15 pm
                       Re: Black team *SP*kr17/24/14 11:16 pm
                             Real world reasoning:Metalingus6277/26/14 11:48 pm
           I wish the Composer still existed *SP*Grizzlei7/24/14 11:18 am

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