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*helpless giggles*

*puts down New Avengers: Breakout, and yes I read it in four hours*

So, I don't read comics and what little I know about the comics' characters storylines pretty much comes from wikipedia. And generally I'm not impressed with novel tie-ins because they hardly ever get to do anything fun with the characters.

But this book.

nice

Sexy spy banter. Jungle sex. Tony, Peter and Luke (and omg I don't know anything about Luke but I heart him) being snarktastic.Jungle sex. Steve being a freaking Boy Scout in both the worst and best possible ways. Love triangle-turned-girl power. Jungle sex. Naked fighting and shapeshifters and dinosaurs and JUNGLE SEX yeah you heard me.

*laughs hysterically some more*

So, some of the action scenes were a little muddled, and in places the exposition was a little too weighty, what is it with comics writers needing sixteen different bad guys when two or three would do? Because the superhero toons do that too. That said, there were several lol lines and nice turns of phrase and everyone having their confused feels AND DID I MENTION JUNGLE SEX BECAUSE THERE WAS THAT TOO.
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Did someone say jungle sex?...
I think we could all stand to hear a bit more about this. <3

Srsly though, how was the shippy stuff handled?
Re: Did someone say jungle sex?...
By shippy stuff do you mean the jungle sex or the overall levels of Epic Feels? :D
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LOL well the sex itself was pretty understated; I've been spoiled by all the awesome smut online but I suppose unless they start writing 50 Shades of Avengers I'll have to make do ;)

As far as the relationshippy stuff... the story takes place over just a couple of days and half the time he's not sure if she has real feelings or if she's manipulating him and half the time SHE'S not really sure either because when it comes right down to it she's not sure who she is yet. So... layers, which I love, in how they related to each other.
Re: Did someone say jungle sex?...
So did jungle!sex happen when they were still all muddled about their feelings? How did they end up resolving things between them at the end? Was it left open?
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So did jungle!sex happen when they were still all muddled about their feelings?

Well the first time, for sure, because it was sort of mid-fight. The second time, less muddled, but then afterwards muddled again.

How did they end up resolving things between them at the end? Was it left open?

Sort of. Peter asks Clint and Clint tells him that he doesn't date coworkers. But then he makes a date with Natasha to teach her how to throw knives and axes. :D
I had much the same reaction as you (my copy arrived before New Years. FUCK YEAH BOOK DEPOSITORY. Best website). I had my expectations set really low because I'm also not impressed with tie-in novels, so I was pleasantly surprised by this. The writing was good and the story was fun, and JUNGLE SEX. I also really liked how Natasha and Jess became Super Roommates.
They fight and end up having sex in the jungle. TWICE. THE SECOND TIME IN THE RAIN.

The relationship is well developed too. Surprisingly good stuff.
Yup. Although the time in the rain could have been a little less vague. I had to go back and reread that section ;)
I must read this! For reasons.

But seriously, I read the graphic novels - where did they find the time amongst all the mayhem for sexy shenanigans? (And is Clint hot in the Ronin outfit or what?)

Temptress - you have claimed another victim!
Reasons are perfectly legitimate reasons! :D

But seriously, I read the graphic novels - where did they find the time amongst all the mayhem for sexy shenanigans? (And is Clint hot in the Ronin outfit or what?)

LOL. Well for the first one, I don't know, haven't read the novels (although had they included sexy shenanigans, I might have) but, come on, these are professionals after all. And for the second... Ronin outfit? Obviously the author left something out there...
Ooooh! OK I know a little background for this - in the graphic novels, Clint has just come back from the dead (long story) when he joins the New Avengers.

But he doesn't want everybody to know he's back (there are capital 'I' Issues involving the Scarlet Witch, the SRA and Skrulls) so he wears the masked Ronin outfit that Echo (female character who was in Japan fighting the Hand who has gone MIA) previously wore. (I should also say that nobody knew Echo was a girl to avoid confusion).

And this happens after Tony Stark asks him to put on the Captain America uniform to replace Steve (who is dead at the time).

BTW there's a cute scene where he meets YA members Hawkeye (Kate Bishop!) and Patriot and realizes where his loyalties really lie.

Boy is it hard to explain comics stuff without a lot of side notes!

In fact, I'm not sure Clint is even with the team for their first jaunt to the Savage Land - he's definitely not in the Breakout graphic novel because he doesn't join up until after they've gone into hiding from the SRA. So is this the 'battle with the Skrulls' trip to the jungle? *getting confused because: comics + logic= LOL*

Jeez, now I need to read it even more.
for geek reasons
Here, as an illustration, have a gratuitous 'Clint Barton as Ronin' picspam, because I am a nerd like that...


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The cool-lookin' chick is Clint's ex-wife: Bobbi Morse AKA Mockingbird  (also back from the dead)


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Pssst!  That's Skrull!Hawkeye on the left and that's Ronin!Clint on the right.

... and Ultimates!Avengers is a whole other thang *-*



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Whenever I see Clint's new AOU outfit with the jacket, it always makes me think of Ronin.
LOL yeah that's a lot of side notes. I'm thinking they made some definite tweaks for the novel.
I haven't read Breakout (I'm a recent Avengers comics convert, I grew up with X-Men), but from the description in the novel Clint was wearing his movie uniform.
Wait, what? This sounds like something I need to read! Man, I've missed a lot on the internets lately.
LOL. New Avengers: Breakout by Alisa Kwitney. It made my Tuesday very happy.

Clint pressed a kiss to the tips of her fingers. "What about you? You made up your mind whether you're going to live up to your namesake?"

She made a throaty little sound of surprise. "Stop that."

He had sucked her fingers into his mouth. "Thtop whath?"
Aaaaand ... ordered! (Hurry up, Amazon! Hee!)

Thanks again, hon! You deserve all the Jeremy Renner GIFs in the world. :)