December 24, 2012 - Everything changes
Don't read Tales.
The cover is sweet
And the concept of the story isn't terrible. Reminds me of the Sentinel - Nimrod, was it? Back around X-Men 206 or so. When he came back from the future - to fight. Even his head looks pretty similar.
And the concept of the story isn't... terrible... either. But the art in the book doesn't really suit the style of the book. It seems too playful - not serious enough for the title, at all.
The story is starting to feel like the modern day comic - and I can really see the Image influence taking over. The story feels decompressed. Nothing of any real consequence happens. I know that this villain will be around for a while. He appears toward the end. But this time, it's too silly.
So, NOW Sub-Mariner gets to be a tyrant?
I have been reading these books for a while - and I am no expert - but it doesn't really seem to me that Namor could never really be defined as a nice dude. For his subjects to define him as not a really bad dude earlier... Or that some folks thought he wasn't nasty before? Uh... Have they MET the guy?
As for the Hulk...
Yeah... Where IS the Hulk? This issue had more of General Ross's daughter than the Hulk.
You think that she would recognize the Boomerang's "outlandish boots," right?
Ugh. This one was bad bad.