Review by: akamuu

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This series would have been a, pardon the obvious, kick-ass comic had it come out on any sort of normal schedule.  But the constant delays have put a serious damper on how much I care about this comic.  Yes, this is issue is violently fun.  The big turn was revealed last issue, and we finally find out how the protagonist got into that nasty fix he was in in the opening panel of issue one.  And, if this issue wasn’t bloodbathy enough, it looks like the next issue is where they ratchet it up to heroes vs. supervillains.

And I don’t really care.


Even though it’s been four and a half months since the last issue came out (April 22nd), the cover looks rushed.  His arms and upper torso stretch out so much he looks like Reed Richards.  And the blood on the face doesn’t appear where blood would be on a human face.  It’s a bad cover for a book that is substantially better once you open it (which seems to be a constant in Marvel titles recently).

Don’t get me wrong the blood inside is just as gratuitous and unrealistic as it is in the cover, but it, at least, appears to be coming from specific wounds, as opposed to the cover where it looks like he was beat up, and then someone threw red corn syrup on him.

I think my main problem with this book is that it started off to tell what would  happen if a real teenager living in our real world (as opposed to The Marvel Universe) tried to be a superhero.  But the series routinely veered from that, especially when it introduced Hit Girl and Big Daddy.  And then, just when things started to seem a bit more real with the inclusion of The Red Mist, we’re brought to this issue which would definitely not  happen in our world.  Which is fine, it’s a comic.  But Millar really needs to decide what he’s doing besides whoring for Marvel (what with all the Whedon blowing in issue #1, and this issue’s product placement of valuable comics…all Marvel titles) and trying to get his film career off the ground.  It feels as if the delays between issues aren’t due to time constraints or trying to synch itup with movie marketing, but because Millar really doesn’t know where he intends to go with this series besides over-the-top.

The advertising for this series back when issue one came out (which I believe was sometime in the late 1930s) billed this as “The Greatest Supehero Book Of All Time”, and while that was, obviously, tongue in cheek, when combined with the series name and the creative team, I expected a lot more from this comic.

Story: 2 - Average
Art: 4 - Very Good


  1. Akamuu, you’ve got it ALL WRONG!!  You’ve written so many errors here, I don’t know where to begin!

    Obviously you’ve never seen actual violence in your life, like I have.  People bleed profusely when put through this type of violence.  Are you telling me you’ve never seen a car crash up close?  Believe it.  I’ve actually seen a girl lose an arm in a crash, her blood and screams still haunt me.

    And you don’t believe these characters?  This wouldn’t happen in the real world?  Guess what…IT HAPPENED TO ME!!  IT DID!!  I was there, it went down, and it was horrible.  People died, but this comic speaks the truth.  Enough with your guessing "Mark Millar doesn’t know what to do" crap!  I told him what happened!!  It’s not his dialogue, I told him what I said!  He just typed it up into script form!  The dialogue is mine, I’m the big Whedon fan!  And yes, Big Daddy actually had a "Near Mint Amazing Fantasy #15" on him, not hard to believe.  I’ve seen one in my local comics shop too!

    Lastly, criticizing a story for lateness?  What is this, amateur hour?  Take a class!

    Your review: 1 – Poor

  2. @Kickass: Turn off the computer.  Go outside.  Get some fresh air.  You’re clearly not ready for The Internet.

  3. Me-ow!

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