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Wednesday, March 10, 2021 

The Verge sugarcoats Tom King's run on Vision

The Verge is one of a number of industry news sites intent on promoting the worst works by the worst writers to read after wasting time on WandaVision. Here, it's King's Vision miniseries:
WandaVision’s season finale has hit Disney Plus, but if you’ve got a hankering for more surreal suburban comic book drama, look no further than Vision, a 12-issue run from writer Tom King and artist Gabriel Hernandez Walta, which explores further the idea of a superhero trying to step back and start a family — no matter the cost.
And Marvel must've been determined to foist this upon every unwitting reader, no matter the cost, which is none other than darkness:
But throughout it all is a creeping sense of horror and dread, helped by an unseen narrator that promises throughout the issue that Vision’s seemingly perfect suburban life will end in tears. Things start out relatively benign, like neighbors who are unnerved by the family or a mean spray-painted slogan on the garage, but things quickly devolve into murder cover-ups as Vision and his new family start to get stuck in a web of lies, misunderstandings, and revenge.

[...] The series is great for newcomers to Vision as a character, too: interspersed across the run is a reexamination of pivotal moments in the artificial hero’s career, including his relationship with Wanda, their desire for a family, his time as a familiar-looking White Vision that has lost all his memories, and more. For MCU fans that are more familiar with Vision’s on-screen origin, it’s a good look at the original version of the character.
I just don't understand what these propagandists think is so important, let alone special, about stories built on such nasty themes. Nor do I understand why they believe a story written by King would be faithful to the original take on Vision. But maybe the most laughable part is how the same people who'd surely insist on realism rather than surrealism had better scripters been involved, seems to be embracing a surreal tale simply because King, as the writer, meets their PC standards. No wonder they think it's "great for newcomers". But anybody smart enough who's familiar with King's DC miniseries Heroes in Crisis would tell you such an approach is exactly why you shouldn't trust King to deliver. Currently, I'm dreading what he's bound to do with Supergirl, seeing as he's writing a new miniseries subtitled Woman of Tomorrow. It may only be 8 issues long, but if King's capable of infusing such insufferable directions as heavy handed trauma into his works, it's a foregone conclusion he'll do just as much of a disservice to Kara Zor-El. He certainly already wronged her famous cousin's stories.

What this tells is that King clearly meets the PC standards of the MSM. No wonder they'd be so enthusiastic about promoting his work as the best reading material following a pretentious TV show like WandaVision.

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Lots of missed opportunities in that story like no Grampa Ultrom.

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