Why I’m dropping the new YA book
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.
Angelina Jolie had a double mastectomy, in case you hadn’t heard. How dare she remove those ticking time bombs from her chest, amiright? Like, hasn’t she learned by now that her body is public domain and we all get to vote on what she does with it? Sheesh, how selfish can ya get.
digital painting of izabel from saga WIP because i’m not sure when I’ll have time to work on it again this week, but im enjoying playing with unfamiliar brushes and a limited palette :D
YOU SHOULD ALL READ SAGA ALSO, IT’S SO GOOD FUCK.
best post on tumblr! haha
Big Daddy is always watching.
A commission for Edgar!
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