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Subj: ILLUMINATI #2: Bad guys win everyday...
Posted: Sat Dec 19, 2015 at 09:43:48 am EST (Viewed 460 times)


Illuminati #2
http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/scale_large/0/40/4948780-illuminati2015002_dc11-0.jpg

• The Hood explains part of his master plan and it involves going deep into the Marvel underground!
• Can the All New All Different Illuminati get along long enough to survive their first mission?
• The dark look at the lives of the Marvel villains continues!

Sooo much better than the premiere. Good for them. In fact they should've combined both into a double-sized one-shot to prevent anyone dropping it last month. Surprisingly better than Squadron Supreme premiere that it came out with too. The Avengers fanchise cover stamp makes a bit more sense this time, although a reference other than the oddball-arbitrary Hawkeye joke would have been appreciated. We have supervillain members all of whom have fought the A team - and each have curious ANAD personal agendas. We have a de-facto arch-enemy of the A team in charge - and he is presented spot on selfish. We have satisfying update on a lost ex-member of the A team - and O'Grady is lost in more ways than one.

The Punisher and Elektra are an anti-heroes, trying to do the right thing using unjustified bad guy means. The Squadron are effectively bad guys who think they're justified and doing right things which makes them delusional-heroes. The ANAD Illuminati are "just" bad guys doing bad things. Heck, in that context - if it's reveales Robbins was stealing the name Illuminati then that (besmirching) would give the team name more credibility. They're the Masters of Evil with better branding. Heck, the clever "BAD GUYS WIN EVERYDAY... WHY NOT US?" sales pitch should be watermarked under their cover title.

The book still needs much more work done with it to deserve as high a grade this other reviewer gives:
http://graphicpolicy.com/2015/11/29/review-illuminati-1/

What did YOU think of:

Hood?
His HQ?
Enchantress?
Ant?
T-Ball?
Titania?
Thinker?
His android?
Club Fenris?
Gutless Karver?
PP Pete?
Poorly drawn "probable Bagalia outcasts" that will bring the pain next issue (Jack O-Lantern?? Tiger Shark?? Tombstone?? Shrike?? Anyone else you recognize??)??

http://www.comicvine.com/articles/preview-illuminati-2/1100-154459/

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