Monday, November 13, 2006

Maybe I'm just dense...

...but I read Kingdom Come this weekend and, honestly, I don't see what the big fricken deal is. Seriously. It was dull, boring, I would even venture. I did like the older version of Superman with the black in the S-shield, but the rest was just sort of confusing and generally lost on me.

After looking at the very last page where the different group-shot covers are listed with who and what the characters are I think I figured this one out. It's like Saturday Night Live when I was in middle school. You stayed up late (I was an hour behind so it was on at midnight) watched it and didn't find it all that funny, but Monday morning we'd sit around and recap it and all laugh our asses off.

I think this story is simply better when related second hand. I bet it was an easy sell because trying to describe it and relate it to someone makes it sound like a good story. But the actual story isn't exactly good - well to me at least.

On a better note - Dungeon Twighlight, Vol 1 was awesome, as was Hellblazer: Rare Cuts.

Then again, I couldn't make it past a few pages of Julie Doucet's My Most Secret Desire or Daniel Clowes Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron. I just can't read stuff that is very obvious but thinks it is something deeper - or maybe the joke was just lost on me. If you want to laugh at me for not being smart enough to get those books go ahead because I'll laugh at you for being a wanker. I like my obvious books with a heaping helping of entertainment thank you very much.


Anonymous said...

Couldn't agree more with you about Kingdom Come, but I am biased, I usually do not like anything out of continuity.

And I know exactly what you are talking about with SNL in middle school

plok said...

Kingdom Come, bah!

joncormier said...

I like out of continuity. I like any type of story - except train of thought it appears these days - but this one just felt like a mess to me.