For some dumb reason after having had a copy of Avengers Academy #23 for over two weeks now I just realized that it had an actual letter column in the back! What's even cooler is that it opens up with this message to the readers from someone on the production team for the book, presumably the editor or editor in chief. Being a letter column quite naturally it also includes an email address for you to send your letters. So it occurred to me that other then a letter of praise about bringing Hybrid back this is another chance to bug these people about ROM. And the advantage here is that your letter is going to some folks at Marvel who currently have the Greatest of the Spaceknights on the brain other wise they wouldn't have brought Hybrid back. You know that old saying about striking while the iron is hot right? Even something as simple as just writing in the subject line "Bring ROM back!" will do. Send e-mails to MHEROES@MARVEL.COM Mark as "OK TO PRINT" for a shot at having the letter published but remember this is more about sending Marvel a message.
And by the way I sent a letter last night to that address and got a personal reply this morning from the editor Bill Rosemann so yes they actually read their letters over there.
Thursday Jan. 5 updateWell I went to go check out Fearless #6 from the Fear It's Self story line that feature some Dire Wraith connection http://www.newsarama.com/php/multimedia/album_view.php?gid=3919&page=3 thanks to Ptor from The Sanctum who gave us a heads up in the comment section. Indeed there is a Dire Wraith among the bad guys doing what Dire Wraith do but gets a nasty surprise when she tries to tongue spike Luke Cage. That was actually in Fearless #5 which was also there. I didn't pick those up because I have no idea what's going on in that story line but to my surprise I did see Avengers Academy #24 sooner then I expected so I got that.
Avengers Academy #24
Avengers Academy #24
Basically what's going on here is that Reptil is leading the students one by one into being ambushed and immobilized by Hybrid who then some how feeds off their powers making him in turn more powerful. However Reptil's betrayal eventually gets the better of his conscience and he turns on Hybrid. But by then it's too late Hybrid proceeds to take control of their minds and turns them on the remaining Avengers. So it looks like this Hybrid story arc is going to span at least 3 issues. They haven't revealed yet how Hybrid was "resurrected" by Reptil which I would really like to know but as you can see by the clip art above Hybrid is up to his old game but also has even grander plans then ever before.