Post by briandomingos on Aug 15, 2016 8:22:20 GMT -6
So I tried the first issue and I liked the tone and set up but I didn't understand the ending. (I later read that it was because Vision was blah blah blah Grim Reaper.) I decided to give it another shot.
I am slooooowly working my way through the volume 1 tpb but I'm having trouble. I read through a couple issues and was on a roll but when I picked it up the next day I couldn't get into it.
Who is reading this book and enjoying it? Are you a long time Vision fan? I have zero connection to the characters but I like King and think Walta is an interesting artist. Maybe it's just not for me.
Post by casualcomicsguy on Aug 16, 2016 21:10:45 GMT -6
Love, love, LOOOOVE this series. It's probably my favorite book in the last 5 years, and it's the only one I show up on release day to buy.
Do you have to be a long time Vision fan? No idea, since I've always been in love with the character. I have read- literally - dozens of times both Vision and Scarlet Witch mini-series. Not kidding... I've probably read each at least 40 or 50 times (I was a bored teen with limited money...)
In addition, luckily, I read Runaways - so I had some idea who Victor Mancha was/is. And, sadly, I also read the first issue of Avengers A.I. Long story short, I can only give you the perspective of someone who has an affection for and knowledge of the character and his history.
I'm trying to suss out what someone who is not a longtime fan has to know to enjoy the series. I almost feel like reading the original "Vision and Scarlet Witch" 4-issue mini series is essential to "getting it", but that can't be right since so many other people are loving the book. (However, if you want to pick up that series, I'd highly recommend it. It's super-sweet!) The Vision does have a complicated origin. The Grim Reaper's intense hatred of Vision is so tightly woven into both of their back stories that I can see why - for a casual fan - the impact of what happens to him in the series and the logical follow-up might not have the intended impact.
What book are you stuck on? There's one, in particular, that I thought was too "inside baseball". #7 gets too much inside the former relationship between Vision and the Scarlet Witch. Even I found it relatively impenetrable.
I think King has a great story going... An AI (who also has earth-shattering powers... he was built to single-handedly take out the Avengers) who is just trying to settle down in the suburbs. What happens when that AI creates an AI family? Imperfections beget imperfections... isn't that the story we all live?
Again, I may be way too into this character to see the flaws in the series. Is there anything I can help you through?
Post by briandomingos on Aug 17, 2016 7:02:05 GMT -6
I managed to finish the book (which is up through #6). I like bits and parts of it but I won't be getting the next volume. I haven't read any of that other material you mentioned so I guess it makes sense that I am lost. I have no frame of reference for that Grim Reaper relationship so I missed the significance. It's the good/bad thing about decades of serialized stories.
I like Walta's art but I don't like Bellaire's colors. It's really fuzzy and makes me feel like everything is out of focus. Oh well, on to the next book in the pile.