|Reviews for The Last Son, Book Three: Changes|
| Dracarot 12/11/11 . chapter 1
If only we had such an easy time with Iran right now here in the U.S. reports it is going Nuclear and having probably lost one spy drone, (I don't want to be absolute in either side giving the truth as intelligence communities are hard to trust to begin with, as are rogue states). Now that I say that I find myself trying to figure out how the League would react to Syria, and have reacted to Libya...
Man when you think about it, it's hard to be a super hero when surrounded by the red tape and grey vs. grey morality of situations that can arise, as well as slippery slope issues, and *oh my head*...
| andrewjeeves 11/30/11 . chapter 10
Interesting Chapter I love how the way u have interwined the Marvel and the DC Worlds together as one, I have also noticed that the dialogue between Punisher and Batman at Black Mask's hideout about the Joker also has been used in the animated movie Batman: Under the Red Hood.
| Dracarot 10/21/11 . chapter 43
You sir are without a doubt a master, I kneel in your presence oh Writer with No Name. I have read the entirety of your fic in a little under a week and have found myself amazed with how well you intertwined DC and Marvel as if it were so from the beginning. If I had not had such a desire to see it's entirety as swiftly as possible I would have found reason to review on many chapters, gasping in horror, dying of laughter, and giving thunderous applause. In short this universe of your creation is a master piece and if you were actually in the comic book industry, books such as Ultimatum, One More Day, and the like would never see the light of day.
Well done! And I apologize for how overtop this is, but I'm still not sure if it can top the skill in this fic.
| Twylyte 10/15/11 . chapter 43
I can't think of enough words to describe how absolutely amazing this story is. The size alone is one thing, but the actual content... Wow.
I'm impressed by how well you build things up, giving hints to some things way before they happen, and then fitting in mind-blowing adventures into the middle of already epic tales; Stopping Galactus on the way to pick up Sentrius, anyone?
The hints at the next book just illustrate this, all through this book I was expecting Apocalypse to be the main villain, then you hint at Darkseid and then, pulling on something from ages ago, you whip out Zod and have him... A hero? Then he goes bonkers and... Incredible... You really do know how to build up the tension and the exitement, don't you?
Characterisation, Kryptonian technology, the wars, the battles, the dream worlds and the conspiracies; you've managed to create an entire world that is an amazing blend of Marvel and DC, with a bunch of your own stuff to make it unique and oh-so-much-sweeter.
I can't praise you enough, especially considering each chapter just made me more exited for the next, the little previews and chapter titles are, well, they're actually good and interesting and I can't count how many times I was blown away by the preview, chapter title or both!
I especially loved having Lex as a good guy, whose just a little misguided, and I loved seeing you play with our perception of him, knowing what he *might* become one day. I hope he does get back his memories, because I think that was a really unique view of Lex, watching him on the edge of 'the ends justify the means' and 'I can't betray my friends' was actually rather emotional, and I'm impressed you managed to do that with Lex's character. I'd hate to see that true friendship thrown away to a plot device like selective amnesia... But shouldn't he have his own diary or records of his time during the Six Musketeers?
In the midst of such an incredible tale there are only two things I can think of to criticise. One, you keep saying 'seconds later' or 'seconds before' or something to that effect, even when the action doesn't take seconds, or it's unbeleivable that whoever is about to be smashed would still be in that spot seconds after someone started to respond. That little gripe aside my second (wince) criticism is that in battles you tend to think that you *have* to use everyone, even if it's just to hit the bad guy once. When you've got people like Superman and Wonder Woman wailing on guards, you don't need to have every single X-Man/X-Force/Avengers/Justice League member beat on the same few guards. If one character, like Avalanche, can disable *all* of the goons, then let him. It just means that you can have them figuire out some way to stop the heavy hitters from one-hitting a mook-group, but it also makes the characters seem powerful and any threats that survive that seem more threatening; "Oh no, Bad-Guy X survived at attack that stopped his minions, and he didn't even blink, ah!"
As is, you have moments like this: "Superman slammed the guard with an upercut, sending him soaring into the air where Nightcrawler appeared and sent him plummiting towards the ground with an ax-kick. Seconds before he hit the ground Avalanche caused a local tremor that opened the ground beneath him and quickly closed, trapping the goon stiff... seconds before Miss Martian attacked his mind, knocking him out cold."
In this instance you may have had three guards and twenty heroes, so you work *all* the heroes into the beat-down of three unpowered, barely a threat thugs, when one upercut from Superman would be enough to knock him out, or at very least prepare him for Miss Martian's mind hammer.
I overplayed how often you use 'seconds before' here, but they're both instances that you tend to use the phrase. Another phrase you use a lot is 'out cold'... It seems like you try to avoid saying 'knocked him unconsious', but you over compensate by saying that ninety per cent of enemies are 'out cold'.
Those little gripes aside I still found your battles absolutley awesome, especially when it's two powerhouses slugging at each other, or a small group of heroes against a similarly sized group of bad guys. That's when you really shine, coming up with battles, strategies and techniques that really blow my mind to visualise... Amazing stuff.
I absolutely can't wait to see book four, whenever it comes out. It's got a lot to live up to, but given what you've hinted at, and the state of the world you've created, I think it should be awesome.
Till next time,
| Kung-fu Blaziken 9/28/11 . chapter 43
| Kung-fu Blaziken 9/28/11 . chapter 42
GENIUS! A Trojan Horse manuever, mixed with a sucker-punch of red sunlight! NICE!
| Kung-fu Blaziken 9/28/11 . chapter 40
Well, we know this day was coming...
This sent chills up my spine.
| Kung-fu Blaziken 9/27/11 . chapter 39
That was a truly amazing battle. The X-Men, the League, Magneto, The Inhumans, Atlantis, Gorilla City, Lobo, Zod (SUCK LASER, BIRD-BOYS!), Old Grouchy, and the always show-stopping Rotamace.
With so many heroes coming out of the woodwork, I was half-expecting Static and the Ghost Rider to come zooming out of nowhere (even though you haven't used the latter).
And yet...I still hear that declaration resounding in my head.
It's not over. There is still another card to play, and when its played...
They will all KNEEL...
| Kung-fu Blaziken 9/27/11 . chapter 38
The Sentrius. You can roughly translate its power as thus: enough firepower to make grown men lose control of their bowels.
Deadpool's always good for a laugh.
| Kung-fu Blaziken 9/27/11 . chapter 37
Anyone else figure that we'd see Galactus one of these days?
| Kung-fu Blaziken 9/27/11 . chapter 36
Brainiac VS Brainiac 5. NICE!
And who else figured that Brainiac would survive that? I mean, there are several guys who could write a book on cheating death. Brainiac could write a SERIES.
| Kung-fu Blaziken 9/27/11 . chapter 34
I don't have to have seen Superman II to know that this is FAR from good...
| Kung-fu Blaziken 9/26/11 . chapter 33
That was really great. The dream sequences were excellent (was Doom really THAT stupid as to put himself in there?) and seeing Doom get absolutely PASTED and then STALEMATED (Kansas. Country. FARMBOY.) was awesome.
And, show of hands! Who saw through Sue's 'stomach-flu'? And who figured that Ol' JJ was bluffing about not seeing in that alley last chapter?
| Kung-fu Blaziken 9/26/11 . chapter 32
Could Ross get any stupider? I'm GLAD Flash wedgied him, and I'm almost sorry that Cap didn't have to beat him SEVENTY SEVEN THOUSAND WAYS TO SUNDAY!
This chapter had me at the edge of my seat...
| Kung-fu Blaziken 9/26/11 . chapter 31
Outsmarting Mxy is always funny. I especially liked Sooraya and Logan. But HOW did I figure that Loki and Mxy would be on each other's speed-dial?
And imaging Diana punching out Enchantress is funny too.
And seeing Bats kick the snot out of Skurge, a guy who could go a round with the HULK, was just awesome.