Wednesday, January 13, 2010
I finally got around to reading the latest Deadpool book, "Deadpool Team-Up #897". Now, I'm as big a fan of 'The Merc With A Mouth' as the next guy but it's getting to be a bit overkill.
With the new Deadpool movie coming out soon, Marvel is soaking this character for everything it's worth.
With that, the writing is to quote a famous short guy, is unfortunately starting to get a bit too"... thin. Sort of stretched, like... butter scraped over too much bread."
The book struggled right from the start. The writer, Andy Glass, failed quite miserably in his first attempt to write something without Benson holding his hand.
I had this epiphany when Glass wrote this side-splitting, gut-buster line of originality the likes of which entertainment has never seen:
I'll give these "Team-Up" issues a few more tries, but the first one was good, second one was ok and this one was plain horrible. Hopefully they hand the writing over to someone with a little more imagination. I'd rather have my politics insulted by someone with half a brain, at the very least.
I do want to see a Deadpool trailer at some point, though. I'm embarrassed to say that I haven't seen X-Men 2 yet, nevermind X-Men Origins: Wolverine. It's not for lack of trying either, mind you...I've got the trilogy on DVD and Wolverine on Blu-ray just waiting.
Anyway...yeah...Deadpool #897 sucked.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
This one's a pretty bad one, he is really, really not a nice fella.
Hired by Mephisto to kidnap a baby, Bullseye runs into some heavy resistance in the form of Daredevil and Karen Page.
We see an awesomely drawn battle which ends when Karen, attempting to help Daredevil, is struck and killed with Daredevil's own billy club. Another woman in Daredevil's life that takes a less than desirable turn.
Bullseye is absolutely vicious in this story arc (Guardian Devil). That first run in the second Daredevil volume is one of my all time favorites. The Joe Quesada art (he honestly should have stuck to drawing), the Kevin Smith writing...these 8 books are utterly beautiful to look at and like I said, remain to this day one of my favorite runs.