Thursday, May 18, 2006

Sometimes, It's the Simple Things

This afternoon I caught up on my reading of Marvel's New Mangaverse mini-series, written by CB Cebulski, and pencilled by Tommy Ohisuka. (So far, 5 issues have appeared.)

The whacky plot involves stolen superhero accoutrements, several magic rings, sword-fighting mayhem, S.H.I.E.L.D. vs The Hand, inexplicable changes of allegiance, lightning-fast interludes of mind control, and all manner of unlikely heroics. Oh, and the characters are mangaversions of Spiderman, MJ, the Human Torch, the Black Cat, Wolverine, Elektra, and Iron Man.

Since I fall outside of the book's apparent target demographic, I intended to approach it with some measure of ironic (or scholarly) detachment.

However, I'm not ashamed to admit that I'm enjoying every page of the stuff.

Since it made my comic-reading day, I thought I'd share issue #4's final splash page, depicting the mangaverse's Warbird/Carol Danvers rallying the troops for the first time as Captain America:

Looks like a lot more fun than Civil War.

Plus, impending bloodshed aside, they're all so cute!!!
Keeper, Marvel's mixing together mindless fun + irresistable cuteness added up to entertaining reading.
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