|Vision used Sky-Uppercut! It was super effective!|
|That's what five minutes on Microsoft Paint gets you, kiddos.|
I mean, it's super cool, but, this could have also been used as a page to toss banter back and forth between Vision and Pymtron. Perhaps go more into that mirroring I mentioned earlier.
It makes me wonder if she is here sort of as a way of pushing her more into the public's eye to continue the publicity Civil War II was trying to soak up at the time. Captain Marvel was becoming way more popular--not in the best of ways--and throwing her in here would make readers go "oh cool I guess" and it worked but...it's just weird. It doesn't make me want to see her story, I want to get back to the intrigue going on with Vision and Pymtron.
Speaking of, they continue to punch each other and Deadpool continues to suffer as Ultron's attack from the beginning starts to infect him much the way that characters were becoming robotic in Rage of Ultron. Janet prepares and EMP to use again on Pymtron and it's up to Vision, at first, to get him back to base.
Quicksilver and Rogue show up to help Vision out, and Quicksilver manages to do the most damage here.
I've gotta admit: while there isn't too much in terms of story going on here, this comic is a real page-turner. The action is the most exciting it's been throughout the arc and the artwork is so great, never getting in the way or muddling things up. Pymtron is drawn well and Pepe Larraz makes the most of Quicksilver's brief battle scene here. His art takes a real step up in this comic, as if he's more comfortable drawing the action sequences.
And unlike the cover, the colors here are excellent. I haven't mentioned him much, but David Curiel has been awesome throughout this arc with the colors. Pages are popping out of the comic and make things feel so fresh and fun. The action sequences in particular are amazing on his end, always making it clear what's going on and what things are meant to look like. While many of the backgrounds are a bit dull in terms of color, his characters really leap away from the backgrounds and jump to the reader's eye fast.
Oh, and speaking of fast, that's not a speed Quicksilver's going to be going anytime soon.
|Ah. The Reverse-Bane.|