Which sounds a lot like the plot to an event from the 90's: Acts of Vengence
What is most meh raising about this newest event is that Marvel already had a bit of a Acts of Vengence rehash with their Dark Reign storyline several years ago:
So, yeah, as events go, this latest one definitely seems like it's running on fumes.
Though it did cause me to consider the nature of events. In doing so, I grouped them into 3 categories:
Continuity Conversions - those events that threaten to change everything about a given comics universe (or actually do so)
Some examples would include:
- Crisis on Infinite Earths
- Civil War
- Avengers Vs X-men
- Infinite Crisis
- Age of Ultron
Examples would include:
- Identity Crisis
- Original Sin
Toyetic Teamups - this is an event where some gimmicky grouping of characters is the hook.
Examples of this type are:
- Blackest Night
- Fear Itself
- Sinestro War
- Forever Evil
Looking ahead, I suspect Grant Morrison's upcoming Multiversity storyline will be a bit Toyetic, but I'm going to check it out. He's usually got a good ear for what to keep and what to ditch when he's pulling items out of his fanboy closet.
As to this latest Acts of Vengence rehash Marvel is gearing up for, I suspect it will be a bit of wild ride - and not necessarily like fans would like. Remender can be a loose cannon with characters. (This is the guy who gave us Frankencastle)
While I find such wild abandon amusing, I suspect most Marvel fans want something a bit more conservative in nature.
It should be interesting to see how that pans out.