Sunday, August 31, 2008

The Mighty Avengers 17


What's the point of this issue? What's the point of Secret Invasion's tie-ins? We get the idea. We understand the basics of it. So let's f*%&ing move on with our lives, okay? I think this might be the last Secret Invasion tie-in issue I read. I am officially dropping both this title and its sister until this godawful event comic is over. DC, you win.

It's a flashback issue (predictably) in which a Hank Pym Skrull goes crazy and then gets killed by a Skrull Dum-Dum Dugan. And then another Hank Pym Skrull is put into place, who isn't the second or the third. Yeah, that's it. That's the f*%&ing story. This couldn't have been a couple panels? This had to be an entire issue.

It doesn't help that Khoi Pham is trying his damnedest to duplicate the Howard Chaykin model of big eyes and big action, but without any depth, or any knowledge of how to frame a shot. Remember, Mr Pham, that the human eye sees, but the human brain must interpret and reorient the image to make sense of what gobbledygook you've drawn.

This is terrible storytelling. It's long and drawn out and the point has been hammered over and over again without any finesse and with terrible art by a rotating team of amateur pencillers.

F*%& you, Secret Invasion.

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