It’s been an interesting experience training with this guy every morning for the last three weeks. And by interesting I mean *faceplant*.
Switching back to digital ink. Kate Bishop, the other Hawkeye.
Making this ask rebloggable by request :)
Short version - the spark is gone :(
Long version -
This is a text post I made about a week ago:The chemistry between the characters is definitely there, but it’s an all -new formula. Gillen and McKelvie changed A LOT of things in YA, which is a good thing, because trying to recreate what Heinberg and Cheung did wouldn’t have worked AT ALL. They had to find their own voice and they did.
Still, I’m not overly enthusiastic about this new run.
I like McKelvie’s art - I LOVE how he manages to keep things fresh and interesting every issue. BUT Gillen and I see the characters in a very different way - especially Teddy and Kate. So right now YA is a book with a story that I like and characters I don’t always recognize. Which is why I’m anxious about Tommy showing up in issue #6.
Since I made that text post, I went back and re-read the first 4 issues. I tried reading everything like it WASN’T a Young Avengers book but a new book – with new characters. I found it boring. Don’t get me wrong: I’m not saying it’s a BAD story. Because it isn’t. It’s just not a story I can relate to.
Glad someone posted this. Can’t say as I’ve all been that interested in Kieron’s run…the spark isn’t there for me, either. With each issue it’s a matter of having to tell myself, “Try harder to like it! You’re not trying hard enough!” And damnit do I try. Damnit do I want to love it. I want to love the book as much as I remember the memory of loving Cheung et. al’s run with the original team.
On one hand, that’s painful because I used to lap up anything involving the Young Avengers. Even though Kate was a personal favorite, I miss the presence of Patriot and Stature. I miss the deep friendships and the bickering born from their trials of fire and not this…artificial new family. I’m hopefully not just being sentimental. (Nevermind that manipulating my touchy feely side was what made the Cheung books so great.) The new team dynamic seems to have potential on paper…but I’ve found myself pretty bored after each issue.
On the other hand, I may just be getting old as fuck because I’ve held issues of Gillen’s YA in my hands and thought to myself, “This is too cool and meta for its own good.” Perhaps in trying too hard to belong to pop culture the book has had to sacrifice (or ended up sacrificing) a bit of its sentimental appeal.
Bottom line, I hope it picks up. I want to love the team again.
Kabuki MMA & sports battle gear! Looking good!
Ladies… can do all your running, yoga, MMA, boxing, exercise in this! A line of Kabuki MMA sportswear! For ladies and mens!
Okay, this is unreal.
Been the only program so far that makes me lie on the ground and literally drag my legs across the floor. Thankful to feel alive in the end. @tisthewind #rushfit #hellionssquad #balance (at 365 Combat Club)
Fashion Finds for the Trendy Geek — Hawkeye
Street level, but not quite street style. A feminine flair with some busy city edge, nothing says Kate Bishop like urban chic and luxury casuals. Whether it’s combat boots for superhero hijinks, off-duty model camis by fashion week darling Alexander Wang, or cozy knits for downcast days — big city style is just like waking up on the right side of the bed and knowing how amazing it is to be you.
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Awesome. Dem boots. Mosdef concurrin’ with them. :]