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Review of chapter "Chapter One" from KrisBeta
Review:
Holy Frak you did a Young Wizards crossover. This is totally awesome!! I loved the whole thing, and the cliffhanger makes me wonder if you're sort of tying into Civil War? I dunno, random thought cause I'm reading those comics right now. Anyway, this was fantastic.
Comments from author:
I was thinking of Civil War, but don't know the setting well enough to do it justice so went with the cinematic universe and movie!Stark. Glad you liked it!
Review By [KrisBeta] • Date [26 Sep 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from katfairy
Review:
That explains so much about Tony Stark.
Comments from author:
Well, it works for the purposes of this story, I'm generally not keen on "the devil made me do it" as an excuse for evil or thoughtless behaviour.
Review By [katfairy] • Date [29 Dec 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from Difdi
Review:
Oh you just CAN'T leave it at that!

Oh, and semkirk? Iron Man in armor VS Captain America is probably a losing battle for Steve...but Tony Stark with just a repulsor glove VS Captain America? Tony had better use the confusion to duck out and quick, or he's toast.
Comments from author:
I have a ridiculous number of unfinished stories - I need to work on them, and to be honest the outcome of this isn't really in doubt, Steve will kick his ass then spend a long time trying to explain things etc., which just isn't that exciting.
Review By [Difdi] • Date [29 Dec 12] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from semkirk
Review:
Nicely done! Now please write the next chapter with the rest of the battle and outcome. Puhleeeese!?!?!?
Comments from author:
Probably not, I'm afraid - or not soon, anyway. Sorry!
Review By [semkirk] • Date [29 Dec 12] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from (Past Donor)Charlotte
Review:
Epic. I don't know the crossover, but it flowed seamlessly with The Avengers. I'm thinking I will have to read this other 'Verse.
Comments from author:
Very strongly recommended - there's a new Millennium Edition of ebooks that is bringing all of the stories up to date for the 21st century. Full details of the series here

http://www.dianeduane.com/
Review By [(Past Donor)Charlotte] • Date [28 Dec 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from Stroth
Review:
Nice ending. A touch of a Civil War there?
Comments from author:
Yes, that was what I was thinking. That and the whole "bringing about world peace by superior firepower" thing - it seems a peculiarly skewed set of values.
Review By [Stroth] • Date [28 Dec 12] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from CrystalBlaze
Review:
That Loki of the changing eye color got rolled has been my assertion all along, the Lone Power being responsible (and having moved on to Tony) makes a chilling kind of sense.
Comments from author:
Actually, I've gone with Loki being a self-made monster - even the Lone Power can't do everything.

The logic of Tony being in its thrall came to me while I was writing the first half of the story, and it made so much sense I had to go with it. Glad you liked it.
Review By [CrystalBlaze] • Date [28 Dec 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from Greywizard
Review:
First off, I have to say that this is definitely the first Young Wizards/Avengers crossover I have ever seen.

Second, you pegged Tony perfectly, with the arrogance and total self-assurance that *he* has not only ensured world peace by privatizing warfare, but that his idea for registering everyone who has any sort of power or ability not possessed by so-called 'normal' people is the solution to a problem which doesn't really exist yet.

The idea that the Lone Power is controlling him fits his behavior perfectly, and only increases my desire to see someone send a very large, frangible or mushrooming, piece of metal through his head, because although I admire Tony's genius, I also recognize that he is the archetype for people who wish to control others in every way possible, and removing people like that is the best solution to a constantly growing problem.

Kudos for a great story.
Comments from author:
Actually one of my previous stories, Cat Chaser, has a bit of a YW/Avengers crossover in it, although it's primarily Supergirl/Avengers.

Tony is difficult to categorise - he's so in love with his own brilliance that he doesn't sometimes realise when he's wrong. The idea that he could be being nudged that way makes sense in the YW universe, so I went with it.
Review By [Greywizard] • Date [28 Dec 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from philhe
Review:
End?! Wat do you mean, End?!! I hope there is a sequel to this coming soon! But what is here was pretty good. Poor poor Stephen Strange.
Comments from author:
I doubt I'll be writing more - whoever wins, it really isn't going to be good.

Re Stephen Strange, the idea of a Sorcerer Supreme really doesn't work very well in the YW universe; it made the most sense to say that he was lying or delusional about his importance.
Review By [philhe] • Date [28 Dec 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from purrfus
Review:
Intriguing. I have some books on a shelf gathering dust. I may have to take another look.
Comments from author:
Well worth a read - and there's a "Millennium Edition" on the way which updates all of them to 21st century technology etc.
Review By [purrfus] • Date [28 Dec 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from WolfWriter
Review:
Excellent! I always loved the series, except for when the plots started to get too outrageous for me.

It makes all kinds of sense that Tony is the host for the Lone Power; who'd suspect him? Loki was easy to suspect, seeing as how he was so upfront about taking over the world.

Tony is the last person you'd suspect, simply because you think he's such a cool guy what with all of the gadgets and whatnot.

Someone who privatizes world peace by building the ultimate weapon? And wants to register all mutants, wizards etc. just to keep tabs on who might be a threat? Yup, that's the Lone Power all right.

The question is: Is Tony a willing host, or an unwilling one?
Comments from author:
Oh, almost certainly unwilling and unaware - he thinks he's doing things for the best of reasons, not realising his logic is a little skewed.
Review By [WolfWriter] • Date [28 Dec 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from RevDorothyL
Review:
Oh, no! Tony's a vessel for the Lone Power! I do hope you're planning a sequel to this? Pretty please?
Comments from author:
Probably not - I think readers can imagine the resolution for themselves, and I have too many other things to write.
Review By [RevDorothyL] • Date [28 Dec 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from TroyGuffey
Review:
Very nice, up to your usual great standards. The twist of Steve being a wizard, and Tony being under the influence were nice twists.
Comments from author:
I know that the canon reason for Steve's survival is that he got treatment nobody else did, but once I'd thought of a YW crossover the idea that it was his magic that kept him alive was very compelling. As for Tony, it may be something that Steve can fix, with a little help from his friends.
Review By [TroyGuffey] • Date [28 Dec 12] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from SpacedCadet
Review:
Very very nice!

An excellent crossover.
Comments from author:
Thanks, glad you liked it.
Review By [SpacedCadet] • Date [28 Dec 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from orangemike
Review:
Really enjoyed it, although I was of course saddened by the ending. I liked the take on Dr. Stephen Strange/Sanders, M.D. (retired).
Comments from author:
I'm maybe just a little too suspicious of someone whose idea of "privatising world peace" is to build an ultimate weapon of sorts. Glad you liked it.
Review By [orangemike] • Date [28 Dec 12] • Not Rated
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