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Subj: Axis Hobgoblin #1...
Posted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 at 09:18:51 pm EDT (Viewed 200 times)
Any thumbs up after this ish from YOU?
My (fan) suggestion for this "selling a Recycled Supervillain Identity scam" has always been for The Auctioneer since Alpha Flight #42 (it was my No-Prize suggestion to try'n fix the crazy continuity logic of so many of those C&B-listers appearing across the border there). This theme doesn't suit Roderick given his criminal canon and fugitive status - it seems it might have more potential staying power with a more gimmick-dedicated villain (Auctioneer sells supervillain suits like Tinkerer tinkers tech for badguys). Heh, y'know what might make this work (temporarily)? Maybe Hobgoblin stole the idea from the Canadian criminal cosplay king?
The whole setup with the "I'm a convert" speech was not believable at all, even after having read Axis #3 and (thoughtfully) recommended - nor after reading Magneto #11 for that matter! (Of course, maybe that was the point.) Also, his overhyped rise to anti-villain, underground hero, and marketable peer to Tony Robbins & Co. felt rushed WAY TOO MUCH.
The story and art was so promising with that first inviting page (and neat hem line analogy) then the issue all turned to barely servicable. It hardly feels an AXIS crossover as solicited either.
The followup on the Goblin King storyline was interesting enough as his flashback to The Loners was fan friendly. If someone could annotate all the codenames with (underplayed) Easter Eggs cameos would be fun to check too. Thumbs up homage to Action Comics #1. And the new storyline developing for ex-Menace Lily Hollister was the most intriguing element and epilogue of the story. Time to start the poll of underused ex-villain(ess) for a wishlist of names we'd like to see her assume! It appears this 'John Myers ' will need to copy a codename too, eh.
I miss Dad and Dan.
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