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WTF, Jeff Parker?

Hulk #30? Finally give me an issue where Ed McGuinness is drawing interiors, and then tease me with the awesomeness of Xemnu... but bring in the Impossible Man? Ugh! And it's a grudge-match over the use of the Hulk trademark (a geeky reference to the fact that Xemnu was originally called the Hulk in his first 1960 appearance). And the whole "Banner & Ross forced to share a body" thing. Stupid, stupid, stupid.

This book has been good under Jeff Parker. He's made the Red Hulk a decent character. But sales have been going down dramatically since Jeph Loeb left, and the book needed something to get people to realize it's "still"* good. Ed McGuinness on art might have brought people back to take another look at the book. But what they're going to get is a bad joke issue.

*Of course, the book wasn't actually good under Loeb, but it sold well (possibly due to the art and the mystery of the Red Hulk).

By fnord12 | February 21, 2011, 8:00 AM | Comics | Link

Dude, What the Hell are You Talking About?

I'm super behind on reading my comics so i only just now came across this little gem in the Chaos War: Chaos King One-Shot. I'm sorry for not being more timely with my criticisms. I'm sure anyone who has read this has already forgotten what it was about. I don't blame you.

"As long as we still breathe, Chaos King, your destiny will asymptote."
     -Thrann, Zenn-La Saint of Science

This is just a small example of the sort of things Brandon Montclare has written in this issue (and the art's not so good either, Michael Wm Kaluta).

For those of you who don't remember what an asymptote is, it's the line that a curve approaches as they tend towards infinity. Wikipedia has pictures which make more sense than reading the words.

Your destiny will asymptote? You destiny is a line that some curve will approach over infinite time? What?

I don't think he's saying what he thinks he's saying, and even if he is saying what he thinks he's saying and he's using "asymptote" in a totally legitimate way, it's still wrong cause it just sounds wrong, and I'm sticking with that.

By min | February 10, 2011, 8:19 AM | Comics | Comments (2)| Link

Marvel Sales


By fnord12 | February 9, 2011, 1:15 PM | Comics | Link

Time warp?

Weirdly anachronistic political cartoon.

By fnord12 | February 9, 2011, 9:41 AM | Comics & Liberal Outrage | Link

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