Characters Appearing: Dr. Strange, Imei Chang, Namorita, Punisher, Rick Sheridan, Roadkill, Sleepwalker, Splatt, Wong
Secret Defenders #4-5
Issue(s): Secret Defenders #4,Secret Defenders #5
The punchline is that the person that "killed" Roadkill is really the TV exec that created him.
The Secret Defenders use um, hypnotism and electric wires to put Roadkill back in the producer's head.
A brilliant, character driven use of these three characters. My favorite was when the Punisher reacted not at all to any of the insane mystical stuff going on around him.
One thing we're learning fast is that if you want to enjoy this series, you have to suspend your disbelief regarding how easy it is to recruit anti-hero characters like the Hulk, Wolverine, and the Punisher. Maybe it's part of the magic.
Actually, Namorita is a harder sell than the Punisher.
To be clear, it's still not really possible to enjoy the series. You also have to accept expositional scripting like this, and that's a lot harder.
One thing i do like is the logo on the letters page, just 'cause it reminds me that i should be thinking of this book as Marvel Team-Up.
Quality Rating: D
Chronological Placement Considerations: Sleepwalker is still bonded with Rick Sheridan for this story, meaning that it takes place before Sleepwalker #19-24, which is more difficult than it sounds since Sleepwalker #19 in the aftermath of Infinity War, but see that entry for more details.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
I actually sort of like the basic plot of "horror host comes to life," but it should have been done in Dr. Strange's own book.
Posted by: Thanos6 | September 16, 2016 4:58 PM
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