A.R.P. wrote:So I take I'm the only person who hasn't enjoyed this title for months on end? The arc before this couldn't have been more crushingly disappointing with the reveal of the "mastermind", and now this arc is as cliche as cliche can be. I mean, really? The bully from childhood turns out to be an overweight loser now crawling back to the person he tormented who is now successful for help?
Regarding Bullseye as the mastermind... I read that breakdown from themurdockpapers about how it was going to be the Master Planner, and I really liked that. That made a LOT of sense, actually. That said, I trust Waid & think he's got a bigger plan here.
If you have trouble with this "reveal", I could see the bully as an unreliable narrator, with the truth somewhere in the middle, if that helps.
And Ikari... yeah, he's somewhat of a dark reflection of Daredevil. Did you poo poo the idea of Venom when he first appeared, saying "He's SUCH a ripoff of Spider-Man! He's even wearing Spidey's old costume!" Were you bored with Wolverine & Sabretooth's first fight? I admit, it's easy for the "evil twin" thing to get boring & stale. But with his "try the red one" line... yeah, I LIKED his first story.
TimDrake'sDumbWings wrote:Also, who else is pretty certain that Nelson & Murdock will be temporarily changing its name to Walters & Murdock next issue?
Huh. Could TOTALLY see that.
BTW, I saw a "Diary of She-Hulk" book at Books-A-Million today. And it's by Peter David.