"Hi, Jokerman. At first I was disappointed, since it was dealing with her past and ot progressing the character forward. I thought that it was just "filler", so to speak. I did like how Brian Reed portrayed her toughness. He really poured it on, how tough and resilient she is as a character. Now, the last part, Issue 34, was very interesting. Why she had to hide her powers, I can only guess that she didn't want the people she was attacking to know their were super-powers involved (no idea, really). But I'm sure theres a good reason for it. I liked the hint that Spiderman got a date with her and possible future couple. That would be very interesting. And I must say I really like the fact that she's becoming much, much tougher in attitude and action. Shewas actually going to blow that guys head off if it wasn't for Spidey intervening! I want to see her with this attitude fighting super-villians of a higher caliber."My thoughts exactly...Ms. Marvel #34 really opened up interesting possibilties for future story arcs, and thus, I hope Brian Reed will be able to develop the character further into the bigger roles in Marvel Universe by using them wisely.
But the thing that is really making me itch to know more about is Ms. Marvel #35. The official synopsis for it is:
"A mass suicide by a branch of the Church of Hala has claimed the lives of twenty families. With Captain Marvel gone, Carol Danvers investigates this tragedy performed in his name, putting her directly in the path of would be Captain Marvel replacement: Noh Varr."
Appearently, they will make a pause for the "Ascension" story arc...or will they? I'm really intrigued by the way Carol could handle someone like Noh Varr (now under Osborn's payroll, since he's been confirmed as a member of the Dark Avengers) without using her powers, if Reed decided to keep it under the continuity of the "Dark Reign" timeline.