By Zak Edwards
December 26, 2008 - 21:28
Writer(s): Jeph Loeb
Penciller(s): David Finch
Inker(s): Danny Miki
Colourist(s): Steve Firchow
Letterer(s): RS & Comicraft
Cover Artist(s): David Finch. Variant by Ed McGuinness
A word of warning, spoilers ahead, not that it matters.
Low expectations can work in a couple of ways. Sometimes, like with the first Pirates of the Caribbean, low expectations can be good. You aren’t expecting much so you’re pleasantly surprised. But the flip side of this is when your expectations are low and so things done poorly are emphasized, leaving an even poorer impression than it probably deserves. Last month I gave Jeph Loeb’s Ultimatum the benefit of the doubt, now I’m just going be offended.
And this is not helped by David Finch’s pencilling which can only be described as attempts at creating masturbation material for thirteen year old boys. As soon as the panel depicting Carol Danvers, full-length, with her massive breasts and impossibly white blonde hair, I started rolling my eyes at the art just as much as the story. It’s insulting, offensive, misogynistic, and pathetic. It just adds to increasing the setbacks comic books need to get past.
1/10 Pathetic, the reading equivalent of snorting concentrated floor cleaner and feeling your brain cells slowly and painfully die.
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