October 8, 2011 - Fighting DOUBLE-Duty
Gonna choose Iron Man here, kids.
I have no real idea why THIS was the comic reprinted and housed within the set of boards and backs. The second part of a team-up story, and an ugly one, as well. I never understood why or how Bart Sears was such a 'top' artist. It looks to me like Liefeld tried to draw cartoons. Bleach.
The story is fine. Not much really happening. It shows certainly why X-O doesn't spend much time fighting dinosaurs. He'd slaughter them all - and the story'd be over.
It's nice to see that Aric has some kind of connection - maybe that's why I thought Turok could have some legs - because he was connected to some other character I liked. The story is a pretty good one - if a comic that relied more on drawings than story and dialogue. I did like the cover AND the CLOSE- ups of the faces - that was interesting. But meh on most else.
Enter: Black Widow
So, I'm listening to a podast this morning talking about the un-readability of many of the Silver Age books. Sad to say, it's rather true. This silly science and terrible dialogue with a background of ignorance to so many different people. Whew. What's good about this issue is the introduction of Black Widow - a villain/hero that has survived until today. My four-year-old still calls her 'Black Woman' and is her favorite. Love it.
Something else pretty incredible happens in this issue - and I want to dwell on it. The ORIGINAL Crimson Dynamo - introduced a few issues back, defected to the US, and in this issue, sacrifices himself to save his new friend, Iron Man. What's amazing is that this character, to my recollection is gone and dead. Forever.
The back-up stories are nothing to crow over - but they aren't as terrible as usual, either.