Once again, these reviews are ridiculously late. I have my stupid financial accounting exam tomorrow night, and then I'm free until January 7th! Sweeeeet!
Countdown Week 21
Trickster is still dead and Piper is still sad. So am I.
And the Lord sayeth to Monarch "Build an arena 300 cubits by 300 cubits, and bring into the arena three of every superhero. Preferably you will choose the most ridiculous of each superhero. And make them fight to the death, for I am bored."
This, folks, is the definition of entertainment for the lowest common denominator.
It's just generally not fun or interesting. And it's full of really awkward jokes.
I actually totally adored this issue. I loved every panel. Like this one:
But please don't let The Head be dead!
Everyone is talking about Skrulls over in The New Avengers, but in The Initiative we're seeing some honest-to-God Skrulls. And some great back stories for all the main characters.
The most awesome thing about this comic is the Mini Marvels comic at the back.
Please note Daredevil in the upper right corner of this panel:
It was really awesome, though. And the art was fantastic!
Totally Evil Guy: "I can bring your loved ones back from the dead, all you have to do is whatever crazy thing I say!"
Noble Hero: "Really?"
Totally Evil Guy: "Yup. For reals."
Usually Very Intelligent Hero: "Well...alright then."
Other Hero(es) Present: "You probably shouldn't listen to that guy. He's evil."
Disappointing Hero: "DON'T TELL ME WHAT TO DO! WHY SHOULD I BE ALLOWED TO LIVE WHEN MY PARENTS/SISTER/GIRLFRIEND/SIDEKICK/BROTHER/BEST FRIEND/UNCLE BEN IS DEAD?!"
Other Hero(es): "Yeah, that sucks...but the thing is, you're probably just going to die, and then the evil guy won't actually bring back your loved ones. I mean, why would he?"
Dumb Hero: "Screw you! I'm doing it!"
Comic: TO BE CONTINUED!