HOW THE HELL IT HAPPEN: I caught 1 hour of autumn/spring period Wu vs Yue Kingdom. Normal days I wouldn't care. But things are never what it seems here. A study of 2 kings and their advisors. No distraction of any sort from so and so maiden figure. Just old men and older men talking the blues. There this white haired merlin looking dude who was advisor to the Wu king who looks like that other white haired dude in Lords of the Rings. The rest just look chinese.
Where was I?
Sabretooth. There was blood. Much blood.
Time was, Sabretooth kills. So did the art. Some of the dudes in the list made Creed looks homicidal and psychotic just by drawing him licking his claws. Time was, one frame of Sabretooth mugshot would send mommy boys under sheets. Texiera drew Sabretooth in the chest bursting glory of Liefeld school of anatomy. Heck, Wolvie looks like fats chewing lok-lok compared to this shit!
13th May 2008: I bought comics again(!) 200 years after Sinister became an Engineer at Samsung and Apocalypse became a book-sller.
A new series on Sabretooth. Well, not new but news to me. Anyway, Sabretooth.
Did I say blood? There was blood. Much blood. (If only comics were reviewed like this instead of all the group orgy in name checking and stroy arc-ing and cross-pollination-of-character-redefinition-because-a-stupid-witch-forgot-her-tampons and ate lok-lok in the nude - sheeesh!)
So this here Sabretooth have Dan Joley and Greg Scot and I noticed they don't have Richard Starkings & Comicraft on the letters anymore. I supose that is suppose to sound important. But let's leave it to the fan boys to indulge in this piece of wiki knowledge. Anyway, Sabretooth. the new series.
First, Sabretooth lost weight.
Second, he looks as ferocious as a Chow Kit yahoo.
Third, where the hell is Mark Texiera?
Fourth, Sabretooth as a TV series? That's what this here damn comic try to be.
That's it.No more retcon crap!Where there's a Sabretooth, there's a Logan. I thought I stuck lottery with this find! Sam Kieth's Wolverine!!! Make mine Superior comic craft any day fat boy! The same bastich who did all the cool kyphotic postural coolness on LOBO did the same treatment on the runt and actually make the berserker gorgeous! (If only all reviews were like this instead of arc this and arc that...) Wolvie with a Madripoor tale and laugh out loud lines by Peter David between the warlords:
Tyger:A gang war would be most unfortunate.
Coy: Certainly for you.
Tyger: Even more so for you. If we war, you will lose so many men, and then the crowning indignation of being defeated by a woman...
Coy: You are that confident Tyger?
Tyger: You are that stupid General Coy.
Coy: I am not that stupid.
Tyger: Forgive me. Perhaps you are marginally less stupid than that.
Coy: That's better.
Time was, there was Superior comicscraft.
EPILOGUE: Pltypus last heard nodding to Warren Ellis at Starbucks, "We all enter comics on our own. Moving into the fictional world of graphic novel is not a group pursuit. It is the act of one reader, with one copy of one comic. We all come in alone.", listening to Running Free (Iron Maiden) and hitting http://www.youtube.com/ for the man with the red strat. Word has it he found X-Factor Flashback, "A Summers Tale". Finally the origin of Havok!