- Posted by Johanna on November 25, 2008 at 9:56 pm
- Category: Superhero Reviews
- PUBLISHER: Marvel
It’s written by Paul Cornell, and I think his work is ambitious for the usual serial genre comic. I was lost a little bit … but I blamed that on the crossover stuff. My favorite part was the interaction of Faiza Hussain, Muslim doctor, and the Black Knight, who “stays flippant” so his sword won’t make him turn evil. (?)
Oh, and I liked the Skrull who looks like John Lennon, although it seems like a joke that got extended beyond what it could support. I hadn’t realized that Leonard Kirk was drawing it — his clean style makes him a long-time favorite of mine.
Anyway, in issue #1, there’s lots of big plot talking, and then Faiza gets zapped into skeleton. My interest immediately dropped to zero. She was the only hook into the story I had. I started having flashbacks to the comic that brought KC and I together, the Legionnaires Annual where they zapped Phase.
I put the comic down. I had a stack of #1-6, so just to give it one more chance, I opened #6. Oddly, Faiza was still being mentioned in the Story So Far section. That’s unusual, so I flipped through some pages, and hey! Faiza was back. I told KC about this, to which he responded, “Don’t you know by now that when someone dies in comics they always come back?” Well, yeah, but I didn’t have any incentive to keep looking into future issues once I thought the character I liked was gone. It was only because we already had them and I gave it one more chance that I’m bothering to go back and read the other issues.
By the way, the Secret Invasion banner on #1-4 is a disincentive. I’m going to muddle through anyway, but I shouldn’t have to work so hard to try a comic.