Herc #10 - They're canceling THIS? Really? Forget the fact that it starts off with street mimes with electrical outlet face-masks, goes immediately into Baba Yaga's chicken hut rampaging through Brooklyn, and then gets right to the Kingpin punching out Zeus. The important part is that we're finally past all the Event stuff and we've got a nicely paced story with great dialogue. OK, look, i'm not necessarily invested in Hercules specifically, so let's compromise. Get Pak and Van Lente on something else pronto. Something high profile that won't get canceled. Maybe next year: the Avengers, now that the internet won't have Bendis to kick around any more? And in the meantime, how about Fantastic Four?
Thunderbolts #166 - You know that expression, "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all"? You ever notice how it's actually easier to do the opposite? If i were editor and you had said to me, "How about if we do a story where Mr. Hyde goes back in time and becomes Jack the Ripper?" i'd probably call you crazy and tell you to have the Thunderbolts fight Roughhouse and Bloodsport instead, but this just shows you that i'd be wrong.
By fnord12 | December 8, 2011, 11:28 PM | Comics
Herc: ofc they're cancelling Herc. it's one book i actually found enjoyable. except i didn't actually enjoy this issue all that much. the art wasn't so great either.
TB: no, i think you'd have been right to tell them not to do this story. gah! i thought when they were done with the Invaders, they'd be back in the present and have to deal with Cage and Valkyrie and the rest of the TB. but no. more time travel. *sigh*