Ok, so I like most everything said in this interview, but there is one thing that is bothering me.
If Jim Hammond is going to be the center of the book, that really makes Toro’s absence even more glaring than it already is. I mean, the writer’s talking about bringing in Spitfire and Union Jack and new characters, but other than a tweet, hasn’t mentioned the one person who’s actually Jim’s family…and I dunno, that just seems really odd to me. :/
That is really weird. I wonder if the writer has an online presence where someone could ask? It could be like that situation of Patriot not being in Young Avengers … where Gillen wasn’t allowed to use him because he was planned for use elsewhere. Except that he has yet to show up elsewhere. o_o;
Ani-bestor asked him about it on Twitter back when the book was originally announced
but that’s all he’s said about it. :/
I am starting to wonder if it make be a situation like with Eli in Young Avengers- the guy clearly knows his Golden Age stuff, so it’s not like he doesn’t know how important Toro is.
(though I am also starting to wonder if Marvel actually had anything planned for Eli at all, or if it was something Gillen made up to deflect readers until he could used that creepy not!Patriot whatever-it-is to kidnap Tommy)
Ooh, now that you share that I remember seeing it … maybe he’s trying to find the best way to make it serve the plot. Or fighting editorial decisions (without being able to say so) on the matter of whether they’ve got too many burning guys already.
(Also, ha! I could see it, re: Eli. But I still really want to know where Eli is. Augh.)
I’m hoping even if they can’t use him, the can mention him or have small cameos. I’m less worried about him being an active member, and more that it will be as though he never existed :/
I’m sure I’ll buy it regardless. A lot more would have to be wrong than just missing Toro to make me miss out on Jim and Namor being in the same comic again!