re-merging with main blog

February 5, 2009

There will be no futher posts to this side blog.

All pullbox stuff will be posted on my main blog in the Pullbox category.

Secret Warriors #1

February 5, 2009

I’m not sure the big reveal is that big of deal.  Sure, it’s sort of a surprise – but how much value does that have in a comic these days?

Unless it’s been planned and pre-planned as well as Bendis’ Secret Invasion (for which you really can find hints in comics from 4-5 years ago) it’s just going to be another giant ret-con (like Phoenix NOT being Jean Grey) in the most functional sense of the word.  It doesn’t make a whole lot of sense either, given how laughable the the relevant organization has been for a while now.

Or has it? dun dun DUN!

As for the issue itself, I was a little put off by the writing style. is up with Aries’ & his kid?  He put all that effort into getting a human job so he could have a life with his son, and now he’s not getting all frothy mad that his son is missing?

on the other hand, were crap.

Don’t get me wrong, they were well written.  I just have zero interest in reading one book about Osborn, let alone 2 (and god knows how many crossovers).  If you thought Tony Stark was annoying when he popped up “being right” in all the other titles…just imagine Osborn popping up being “so wrong its right” or whatever the tagline will be.

The Dark Reign thing – I think it’s interesting – it’s  great plot movement that will carry the Marvel universe to interesting places in the next few years, and I applaud them having the balls to go through with it.

That being said, I won’t be buying these books because I.Don’t.Care.About.Osborn.  He’s fine in the background being evil and controlling shit – I’m sure the other titles I get will be much less annoying if I’m not ODing on him already from Dark & TB.

I’m sure these books will be the shit for some, and I hope Dark Avengers will do well, at least.  Thunderbolts should rot in hell for dragging such a good title into the mud… Couldn’t they have called it “Black Ops Evil Sinister Sixvengers” or something?


Oh well, someday Songbird, Mach 5 and the whole crew – hopefully Ronin/Hawkeye and even Moonstone – I’d love to see that triangle….will be back.  I’ll start buying again, and won’t miss those in between issues in my collection.  I certainly don’t miss the fightclubbolts issues.