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02 March 2012 @ 12:28 am
Runaways Guest Appearance in Avengers Academy  
Okay so the Daken guest appearance didn't really go so great, but it's a new month and our Runaways are going to show up in Avengers Academy next in a two part story. Hopefully this next story is better.

Here's a link to the preview

A few things about the preview:
  • First of all the colorist messed up Karolina's powered form, it looks like only her hair is rainbow-y. Though I guess I can't blame them for not getting Christina Strain for only two issues.
  • Chase seems to have the classic model of the Fistigons, I don't really mind since I think they have a better visual.
  • I really don't like how Gage is writing Molly, she seems to be a complete joke and even more infantile than she has been in the past.
  • The art looks kinda boring. That scene where Victor takes over the Sentinel should be so much more dynamic and exciting, but he's just standing there.
  • I still don't really care about any of the Avengers Academy students. It mostly ranges from apathy to outright hatred.

I am glad that it they're bringing back Old Lace.
Jordan: [DC Comics] Batwoman/The Questionpalex_4_ever on March 11th, 2012 12:49 am (UTC)
I'm sorry, but the art is horrible
Andreaspam_27 on March 11th, 2012 12:52 am (UTC)
Did you read it? I got the issue today and I want to like it but it's awkward.


I'm glad Old Lace is back at least. But K saying she's single was a little.. ugh. It couldn't have been that long.
long_silencelong_silence on March 11th, 2012 02:03 am (UTC)
I read it, did not enjoy it. I don't really think the Runaways were really in character,

Molly wet herself. And Karolina just forgetting about Xavin so she can flirt with Julie pisses me off to no end.
sadistic_dance: {Alex Wilder}Smarter than yousadistic_dance on March 11th, 2012 04:31 am (UTC)
Molly wet herself
Please tell me you're joking.
(Anonymous) on March 11th, 2012 04:36 am (UTC)
No. It's in the preview.
Andreaspam_27 on March 13th, 2012 12:28 am (UTC)
Ok word is K was is still sad and was lying to herself about being single. I feel better.
sadistic_dancesadistic_dance on March 11th, 2012 04:32 am (UTC)
I was just complaining about the lack of Runaways on tumblr yesterday.

This is not the reality that I wanted.
loveme and leave me;; Panda: Inverted Light // Cloak & Daggerknightpanda on March 11th, 2012 10:22 am (UTC)
So yeah, it was a little rushed. But all in all I didn't hate it. I have been trying to get into Avengers Academy cause X-23 just got moved there (after her terrific solo series got cancel, am fucking livid about that one) and the kids are so contrived. But other than Molly being more immature than usual, I think most of the others were in character.

And at least they didn't call themselves 'The Runaways' like they did in Daken. Argh, seriously.
Number 6newnumber6 on March 11th, 2012 05:38 pm (UTC)
Wow, am I the only one who just got a flood of hostel posts that looked like they were posted days/weeks ago, all in one go?

Anyway, glad Old Lace is back, thought it was a bit silly how they did it, but good enough and I'm still glad that they did... which means that except for Xavin leaving, we can move the entire third volume into 'Schrodinger's continuity' status, where you can ignore it or allow it to have happened depending on your preferences.

That might not sound like much, but if they ever bring it back as an ongoing, that will be important to me continuing to be able to enjoy it. I won't have to mentally grumble about Old Lace being dead or the other things that happened, I can just put my fingers in my ears and say 'lalalala never happened'.

Also felt most of the characters felt a little off, particularly Molly, but as a guest appearance it's not critical.
long_silencelong_silence on March 12th, 2012 04:54 am (UTC)
I think livejournal recently automatically put all community submissions into moderation queue, so mods have to approve all posts. It's been kinda dead here at the_hostel for a while, so I'm not surprised that the mods didn't notice until now.

I think I can safely say that if the Runaways ever get another chance at an ongoing I don't think I want Gage on it.
personamanxpersonamanx on March 12th, 2012 04:28 am (UTC)
It was readable I suppose. It seems that Gage at least tried to get the team right but I don't think he really pulled it off. Molly was more infantile than usual, Karolina seemed a bit too content saying that she was single (Gage aknowledged on CBR that he knew folk would not be happy about that), Victor seemed in character but he was written terribly (If that makes sense), Chase kinda went a little too much jock on us, and Nico was just.... not Nico.

Art was terrible but that goes without saying. As does the fact that Lightspeed is currently the only likeable member of the AA cast at this point. I actually like the first half of AA but Fear Itself crapped a lot of terrible into the book.

Also, I REALLY wish that Gage would not have referenced the Kathryn issues of Volume 3 at all.. Not because it was bad, but because now when/big if "Runaways" ever becomes an ongoing again the book is going to have to deal with this rubbish. Same goes for that Daken appearance. Would it have killed them to put in an editors note saying that this issue took place before the end of Volume 3? Would anyone have minded that? 'Runaways" usually did it's own thing long enough tht we can buy that right? Floating timeline and all that jazz.

@newnumber6 Yeah, a bunch just popped up for me as well. I thought this place was dead. Suppose not.
Love, Blood and Rhetoric: Bubo - ?angelophile on April 14th, 2012 11:13 pm (UTC)
Do you have a link to the article on CBR? I'm curious if Gage knew the Karolina line wouldn't fly, what his justification is for writing it.
personamanxpersonamanx on April 15th, 2012 02:41 am (UTC)
Gage posts a lot in the message boards on CBR. Real nice guy. He addresses a lot of issues people have with the book whenever a thread pops up. I'm having a hard time finding the partiular thread pages though.

Anywho you could probably go into the Avengers forums and just ask him about it in the AA discussion thread.