Because, really, just fuck the Infinity Stones/Gems/Those Fucking Things right now. Yeah, y'know what, I'm mad that shit got flipped on me and I'm using my favorite coping mechanism and stress relief: swearing at other things that piss me the fuck off.
Anyway, yeah, this was... not at all what I expected. I had Marvel Insider points, though, so I figured why not? I really, really want to continue with this storyline, although I might wait for the graphic novel to come out. I'll have enough to catch up while I do that, to be honest.
And since this is Nick Spencer's co-author on Damnation, that means this is towing Spencer's line. Sorry, no, you have the ability to say no to that bullshit, but Nick Spencer was the one responsible for Marvel gas lighting us in a way: it was his storyline that cornered them into that.
You have to understand, Marvel seems to think that saying Hydra had nothing to do with nazis ever is okay when it's blatantly untrue; they were nazi stand-ins at the beginning . They could have evolved into something else, but that's what they were created as.
And it's this gas lighting that makes me one hundred percent okay with one-starring authors who are willing to co-write mini-series and events with Spencer. Although, ugh, I'm really disappointed in Coates right now. I will not be picking up the new Strange because I think it's going to be tied into Damnation, and I'm not convinced Waid will write Strange well. Also, not picking up anything by Coates or Spencer in the future.