Tuesday, October 2, 2012

She-Hulk 2: Hawkeye Comes Back From The Dead

This issue completes the teamup with the then-deceased Hawkeye (brought back through some time travel tomfoolery), and it's another good one.  Here are some random thoughts on this issue:

*It's ironic that though comics are arguably better than ever these days, arguably less people read them than ever before.  Take She-Hulk's comics as an example.  Dan Slott's She-Hulk comics are probably the best the character has ever had, but they sold much less than her previous series in the 1980s and 1990s, which weren't as good.  This decade, the poor green dear doesn't even have a series.

*The story wraps up to a satisfying conclusion, but Slott also manages to work in a cliffhanger.  He seems to be making his story threads connecting the individual issues more explicit this time around.

*The comic also features a fun backup story starring Franklin Richards, son of Mister Fantastic and The Invisible Woman.  It's written by Marc Sumerak, who's going to be at the Akron Comicon, which looks like a fun event.

2 comments:

  1. Funny you mention Marc Sumerak and the Akron Comicon. Marc is a good guy and local (and a BG alum, but he came through quite a few years after us). He cofounded POP! The Comics Culture Club that meets up in Parma. I've been a member since Day One. (Our mutual friend Mark Justice is also a member -- although I don't think either of us have been to a meeting in a while.)

    Also, the guys who are putting on the Akron Comicon are POP! members and recently started an Akron chapter. I'm going to be at the con with copies of my books alongside another mutual friend and BG alum, John Booth. Should be a good time.

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  2. That looks like a fun event. I might see you guys there!

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