House of J wrote:Yeah, I liked that too. I like the Buddy Baker character, and that's spot-on characterization. I wanted Buddy and Ellen to be happy in the future, I mean let's face it they've been through a lot. One thing I really didn't like was how the scene with Buddy and Ellen made me actually dislike her. I think Buddy should opt for the life of the swinging bachelor at this point.
It's just one of the reasons this book felt so flat to me was because of how little imagination went in to crafting the 2024 background, other than little knee-jerk things like "carbon taxes" worked into the dialogue rather artificially-sounding. For some reason it bothers me more than any other single problem with this issue.
But cool we agree. Do we disagree often? (For the record, I'd rewrite my Herogasm paragraph now that I've read 16 issues of The Boys. Kind of weird going into that with Herogasm as my introduction, but actually it gave me good background going into The Boys first two graphic novels and kept me from getting bored with the slower parts.)
Actually I'm not sure, we may disagree on a few things. lol
But yeah, Ellen really was laying it on thick here and it didn't feel like her. WTF is with making her into a nagging bitch?
The 2024 background really was kind of weak as well. I don't know, I hate being overly negative just one issue in. I'm sure I'll be able to update people when I read more into it.
Buddy Baker is probably one of my favorite characters in DC and he deserves a lot better then what he was being put through here. I get that it's "the last animal man" story. But why doesn't he become a legacy character or something? It would make for a much stronger ending to his heroic career.