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Wednesday, May 12, 2004
1) The packet of previews that Marvel sends out to retailers each week has hurt my head. Good lord. I don't think I'd fully realized just how bad the X-Men bookes were going to be post-Morrison, but man, do they ever look awful.
Sea Guy looks very good though. It's the sort of book that many people are going to complain about, because unlike other writers (cough-cough-Byrne-Claremont-Austin-Nicezia-Lobdell-Dixon-cough-cough), Morrison actually expects his readers to think about what they've just read and make up their own minds about what the book is about, rather than be hit over the head repeatedly with the "Meaning" of the book.
2) Regarding the big spoiler in Excalibur #1, yes, it appears that the character in question is indeed back from the dead. No, there is no explanation given. What confuses me more is why this book is called "Excalibur" when it neither takes place in England nor involves Arthurian myth.
3) And sometimes, comics just confuse the hell out of me:
Then he doesn't become the Punisher, now does he? Of course, the story is padded out to a full 22 pages, and in the end his family does end up dying. Whatever. I'm looking forwad to "What If... Peter Parker had stayed home that day?" and "What If...Reed Richards realized that not only was it a monumentally bad idea to sneak onto a military base to steal an experimental spacecraft, but to bring his girl-friend and her kid brother along is an almost criminal lapse in judgement?"