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.”
Ultimate Spider-Man, Vol. 9: Ultimate Six by Brian Michael Bendis My rating: 4 of 5 stars Well, since Sony and Marvel have teamed up and thereby negated all the planned […]
Maverick spun out of Wolverine-centric X-Men stories and was essentially a mercenary with ties to Wolverine’s past in general and Weapon X in specific. If that sounds familiar, it should: it could also describe Deadpool. In fact, the Maverick ongoing series started around the same time as the Deadpool ongoing series did.
It starts out okay, but all the plots just get dragged out far, far too long and become boring and stagnate. I found myself skipping or skimming pages.
This is the Essential Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe all over again.
In the time between TMNT volume 1 #11 and #50, there was only one truly official, mandatory story: Return to New York, and that only lasted three issues (three amazing issues. We’ll get to those). That’s 36 issues of stories that didn’t really follow any established status quo or continuity. Sometimes a team would start a story one month, only to finish it several months later.
Somehow the cover for this issue is the one that always gets used to define this Universe, as recently as the TMNT Forever tv movie. Why? A half-naked Raphael and his three brothers riding a giant sea turtle? I don’t get it.