Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

May all your wishes be granted by Santa and his Infinity Gauntlet, or at least until he goes mad and destroys the universe.

Happy Holidays everyone!

Friday, December 4, 2009

The Obligatory Platypus Robot Dark Reign Tie In

I can't stop thinking about Dark Reign.

Which is weird, because of all of Marvel's recent events, it's the one I haven't been able to connect to. I feel like it lacked direction, drive, and a general cohesion that all the other events have had. And yet, here I am unable to think about everything else.

Don't get me wrong, I kinda dig the idea behind it: The bad guys win and change the world to their sick whims while the heroes are forced to watch from the gutter. It's the original Thunderbolts plan, just perfected and successful. It's just... not good.

Well that's not right, because there are some great things about it. It's more that it has the trappings of a big event, with no driving force behind it. That's what bothers me: I don't feel like it's going anywhere

It's probably because it's driven by Bendis, who excels at great ideas, but seriously lacks in execution (I'll elaborate that point in a future post, I promise).

That all changed this morning when I read Siege: The Cabal, the kick off for the next big Marvel event, conveniently called The Siege.

Against all odds, I totally loved it.

It not-so-subtly reminded me of the Illuminati one-shot that kicked off Civil War three (or so) years ago with the crumbling of this elite group but with all the characters twisted for the dark side.

Finally I'm enticed for the future, I can see the end coming, and I can't wait to see these villains finally get their comeuppance.

Unfortunately I know what's going to happen. The run up to the event will be awesome, and that first issue will be fantastic, but slowly the book will run out of steam and ultimately end on the standard unsatisfying and open-ended way Bendis ends all his storylines.


Well, I'll revel in the excitement while I can. Join me will you?