Welcome back to another edition of things I like and don’t like. I try to keep this relevant to the week in question in regards to comics and other things related to comics, you know, movies, TV shows but sometimes I might stray.
So not a whole lot is going on. Well, there could be but I’ve been swamped with life. Maybe I should put that down as things I don’t like, the mediocre life tidbits that must be done but no one really wants to do.
Spawn Spawning Covers
Usually we see this crap from Marvel but what is the deal with Spawn #286? It’s like McFarlane had coitus with a bunny and they had a litter of comic kits (yes, baby bunnies are referred as kits). 8 covers and the only real difference is the colors? Talk about a cash grab to boost sales of a comic. This is really catering to the weak completists who can’t resist buying every cover.
I say fight back? Control your urges. Buy the cover with your favorite color and leave the rest, you don’t need them all. Really, you don’t! They’ll all be worthless by the time you throw them in a bag and board, tucked away in your long box for you to pull out years from now.
I got an advance review copy of #286 and from what I can tell, nothing significant happens to warrant 8 covers. Actually, even if there was something significant happening, that’s still not a good reason to produce 8 covers.
Banner is Back
The real Hulk is back in The Immortal Hulk. Now if we can get Marvel to get rid of this Cho kid with his swanky hair style and horrible jokes, because that’s not a Hulk, that’s just the Jolly Green Giant if you ask me.
Alpha Was Not Much Of An Alpha
Why are they doing a special Alpha cover already for Walking Dead Bill Sienkiewicz covers? I know Walking Dead is dying a slow painful death right now but come on, there have been way more prominent characters before Alpha appeared they could have done before this cover.
I was originally excited about this Alpha character when introduced to the Walking Dead but the story was dragged out and then she dies by the hands of Negan. A special cover with Alpha should come way further down the release timeline if you ask me, Beta proved to be more of a villain than Alpha and he ended up sucking as well.
Daryl Leading the Walking Dead?
Last week we learned that Rick Grimes is leaving AMC’s The Walking Dead. This is actually things I like, good for him. Now he can easily move on to other roles he’s likely been turning down. All of his cast mates have the capability (since they’re not the main character in almost every episode) to vanish for shows at a time to do other projects, so I’m sure Andrew Lincoln is tired, it’s now going into 9 seasons. Time for the show to end.
But now on with the actual point of this gripe. They’ve tapped Daryl as the leading role? I just don’t see this panning out so well. Don’t get me wrong, I like Norman Reedus but the main reason we have the Walking Dead story line is Rick Grimes. I said it long ago and I’ll say it again, once Rick Grimes is dead or gone, the story is over. I just can’t stand behind Daryl being the leader or lead role in this show. I’m anticipating we’ll be seeing a whole lot less of Michonne as well, now that she’s in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Strange how this can be a like and a dislike. But I’d say it’s more of a like than anything. I like the fact that the Walking Dead could be ending soon so it ends before it’s totally ruined by being dragged out for several more seasons of total nonsense.
Perhaps we should hold a contest. The contest would be, how would you end the Walking Dead show or comic? Hmmm…