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Secret Wars by Jonathan Hickman
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Overall, I wasn't impressed with this graphic novel. The concept was grand and expansive, but ultimately confusing. Maybe a big issue with it is that the Fantastic Four characters are the core of the story. I don't find them that interesting. I thought I would like the idea of an alternative earth created out of necessity, but I didn't much. The world seems very nebulous in its composition, and the story keeps going back to Reed Richards aka Mr. Fantastic and Victor Von Doom, who is God Doom in this story. I'm not sure what I was reading. I'm not sayin' I'm brilliant, but I like to think I should have been able to dissect what the point of this story was. By and large, it just felt like a wasted opportunity to get so many people from the Marvel Universe together in one story. With current events, I am feeling that whole all powerful dictator thing and group think as a story concept, but this needed to be better written to impact me.

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Reading Progress

October 27, 2016 – Started Reading
October 27, 2016 – Shelved
November 7, 2016 – Finished Reading
November 21, 2016 – Shelved as: 2016-action-adventure-challenge
November 21, 2016 – Shelved as: 2016-dangerous-hero-challenge
November 21, 2016 – Shelved as: alternate-dimension-or-world
November 21, 2016 – Shelved as: apocalyptic-postapocalyptic-dystopi

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message 1: by Mike (new)

Mike I'll be curious what you think... I read the original miniseries in the 80s, and this whole-universe event feels like it is going to be a little too much for me...

 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books) Hi Mike. It didn't do much for me.

message 3: by Mike (new)

Mike :-) I may just skip reading this, and quit Marvel comics when I finish the Ultimate line. Marvel Cinema, now, that's another story. Eagerly awaiting Spider-man: Homecoming!

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