It was going to happen eventually: a comic was going to break me. I didn’t think we’d ever get to a point where they would be made to fill a list, but here we are: all of them X-Men this time around. What happened here? They won’t be making movies of these. No matter what Brian Singer or Hugh Jackman does, you can’t make silver-screen gold out of these clunkers. In any universe as broad as Marvel with as many X-Titles as there were every month there were bound to be a few strays in the mix… but when X-Men goes bad, it really goes bad.
The plot of the series revolves around Franklin, while the story revolves around Howard (even teasing a final return to Duckworld at one point). Splitting the plot and narrative between the two characters is a genius, masterful stroke by DeMatteis because it prevents either character from overwhelming the story and becoming too much of a “Mary Sue.”
This is the Essential Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe all over again.
This is the point where I go directly to hell: do not pass go, do not collect $200: I was not a fan of this book, The Colour of Magic, first in the Discworld series, by the now-deceased Sir Terry Pratchett.
So let’s get this out of the way real quick first: Thor: Son of Asgard is a weird, weird book. Its concept is weird, its genesis is weird, everything about […]
Hoo boy, now here’s a comic I could have probably skipped. And nobody — nobody — would have minded.
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