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Subj: Re: The Badger #1 - Good Dog.
Posted: Fri Feb 19, 2016 at 07:23:01 pm EST (Viewed 307 times)
Reply Subj: Re: The Badger #1 - Good Dog.
Posted: Fri Feb 19, 2016 at 12:49:58 pm EST (Viewed 286 times)

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I loved the original series when it started, and was clearly about Ham the Weather Wizard, with the Badger there only to supply costumed relief (so to speak).

The more the various series have focused on the Badger himself, the less interesting they become to me.

Yes, Badger has an appeal due to us not getting too much of an insight into what goes on inside his head or told by him why he is doing what he is doing, instead we just watch, and the scene will have the effect the writer and his artist construct.
With this being the format when it somes to an ongoing series he is really a character who works best when he is in support of his supporting cast, letting them carry the story's direction while he acts as the bodyguard and creates the irony.

Despite having lost some of his original originality since the 1980s he is still a unique character for me, it comes from the mish-mash of elements Mike Baron gives his persona and the rule that we only see what he is doing. Whether he is truly just a madman with luck on his side, or specially gifted as the original series implied, is the other factor that keeps us interested. \(yes\)