Friday, September 20, 2013

Young Avengers #8 (HERE BE SPOILERS!)


Ahem.  Sorry.  I didn't quite mean to shout that part.  It is, however, an accurate reflection of how I felt at the end of this issue, when Prodigy kisses Teddy.  I trust Kieron Gillen to do the right thing by Billy and Teddy, and, to that extent, I accept that they might not be together when we eventually learn what the "right thing" is for them.  But, it doesn't mean that I have to like it.

We've got a lot of stuff happening here, but trying to get a firm grasp of the plot is a bit like hugging Jell-O.  We learn that Billy may be some sort of deity on a planet inhabited by incredibly cute creatures in one Universe and that Noh-Varr is possibly destined to create a new Kree Empire that spreads across several galaxies in several other Universes.  Unfortunately, Loki implies that Billy probably shouldn't know too much about his alternate self and it's clear that the Kree Empires aren't all necessarily happy places depending on which Universe it is.  Again, trying to draw conclusions about Billy or Noh-Varr from either revelation is difficult, like reading a fortune-cookie fortune in a different language where you only understand two words:  "future" and a word that means either "despair" or "hope."  It's another sign of the long game that Gillen is playing, hinting at about dark possibly futures, but not tipping his hat to say whether the team members will meet these challenges successfully.  (We also learn that Noh-Varr fell in love with a girl on Earth at some point in the past, though which Earth is unclear.  In the meantime, lest we worry too much about him, Noh-Varr discovers country music and adorably grows a beard.)

At the same time, we're still running across the Multiverse in search of Patriot, who may or may not be working for the Mother.  Also, based on the smears on their faces, Loki, Prodigy, and Teddy possibly have some sort of disease, maybe related to Loki's comments about spore to Miss America.

Curiouser and curiouser!

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