Six months.... No, that is quite unacceptable. Mini-series or not, television writer or not. Don't take on a job if you can't deliver on time, and if you can't deliver on time on someones elses IP then you should be replaced. I wouldn't have been reading it when it came out - I would have got halfway through and then given up due to the failure of the series to exist.
I'd agree with you on the arguing Phil. I think the writer is intending to make the point that the adults are no more and no less well-adjusted then the kids (and by extension the kids are ok). Unfortunately the way it comes across is that everyone in the comic is a colossal, and quite unpleasant, idiot, leaving open the question of why I should care about any of them...
Not sure whether to skip next issue and come back when all this is over or not. I shall have a think about that.
Couldn't they just assign a different writer to the book? Or is that my status of another age of comics speaking?
As to the Children's Crusade story being "of significance".... it doesn't particularly significant for me - the characters I buy the Panini Avengers book for are barely in it and it is mostly people standing in a room behaving like brats. If it turns out to be plot-relevant to a later story then if said story doesn't do its exposition duties I can always look it up online. I shall see how I feel when next issue comes out.
See status updates passim concerning WHS Swindon's inability to get new magazines on their shelf in a timely manner. Lunchtime on Thursday and they still haven't got the new stuff out. That's a wasted trip! Grrrrrrrrrrrrr
Had to hunt about for my Panini collected editions this week. Got Wolverine and Deadpool in the usual shop but they didn't have Spiderman or Avengers. Found Avengers in WHS - have I moaned about them being behind the counter so they don't get stolen? - but couldn't see Spiderman. Eventually the assistant found one copy tucked up the back.
Thankfully this is the penultimate issue of the Avengers that's part of Avengers vs X-Men. The nightmare nears it's end. Just another 6 weeks to go.....
Given that there's been a few trades out recently I decided I'd purge my back issue boxes of stuff I had in trades.....
Turns out I had an entire long box full of material I had printed in colour trades stashed under the bed. That's going to the loft and I'll retrieve my Early Panini Essential X-Men run which I don't have in trades.
I've bought the Panini X-Men issues since the end of the 90s. This is one of my most tragic secrets - not because I buy X-Men comics - but because I've never read any of them. I buy it religiously every month and consider it to be 'something I read' yet I never get round to it. They go in a longbox in the corner, and every now and again I think, right, I must start reading those, and never do. Yet I still buy it. Month in, month out. Force of habit. I think my first issue was 67 of the first volume before it renumbered a few years ago.
Looking at those covers it's actually 68 I started at, and I tell a lie I think I must have read four or five of them. Looking at those. Still quite a bit to catch up on. If it's renumbering again does that mean the start of a new arc? Might be time to actually try and read it.