Not sure where is best to put this, I'm going to go for here rather than the Marvel thread, as even though most of these didn't come out this week, it all leads into Secret Empire 0, which did
I read Steve Rogers Captain America 16 to 19 and SE 0 tonight. Didn't realise I was a couple months behind, but time is flying by these days.
In summary this is slow. There's a good story in here. It's not a bad book by any means, but it has dragged too much for my liking.
The thing is, it totally get that something as big as this needs to be delivered over a decent period of time. It's not a concept you want to be throwing into a done in one.
But Spencer has written something here that is not fully engaging. In fact it is outright boring for most of the duration and, here's this old complaint of mine, it's wordy as fuck.
I don't know what the solution is tbh. I don't want to put anyone off reading it, because it's a good idea and some of it is well executed. But boy is it a journey through treacle.
The Secret Empire issue follow directly in from Cap 19, it may as well be Cap 20. I didn't like that either.
I'll keep reading. I like Spencer ('s work - on a personal level from his behaviour on twitter, I think he's an arsehole. But I can detach that because I enjoy a lot of his work). I just hope the rest of it is less of a chore to read.
Perhaps if this was the only comic I was reading I'd be glad of the pace and amount of words. But I'm not, so it's a 3 to 4 out of 5 for me.
Good idea, average execution.