Pete Woods

Legion Lost 3 (January 2012)

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Nicieza keeps going with the Timber Wolf narration. Sure, he’s the only character doing much for this issue, but it doesn’t excuse the lousy narration. I wish third person exposition hadn’t gone out of style in mainstream comics. Writers were much better at it.

Otherwise, this inoffensive series continues to be inoffensive. Nicieza doesn’t concentrate on the “stranger in a strange world” possibilities (and why should he–the new DC has like six series of that type). Instead, it’s a mix of investigation and action. Timber Wolf doing both, of course. Nicieza positions him as the only Legionnaire who gets the gravity of the situation.

Nicieza is covering about a day per issue (this issue is day three and the third issue). If he keeps up that arrangement, Legion Lost might be really interesting. Not exactly real time, but close enough.

Once again, it’s harmless.

What else should one ask?

CREDITS

Red Rage; writer, Fabian Nicieza; artist, Pete Woods; colorist, Brad Anderson; letterer, Travis Lanham; editors, Darren Shan and Brian Cunningham; publisher, DC Comics.

Deadpool Team-Up 1 (December 1998)

21258.jpgPeople read this crap? Deadpool‘s the stupidest comic book character I’ve ever read and this might be one of the worst comics I’ve ever read. A gaggle of drunken rhesus monkeys would write a better comic book. Seriously, Marvel prints this crap–and people who want to be taken seriously still work for them?

But let’s skip the narrative content here and instead concentrate on the artwork. The artwork is absolutely atrocious. It looks like a less talented Scott McDaniel, which is a stretch. It’s Pete Woods; it’s beautiful, wonderful, I love him, Pete Woods. And he’s awful. He does the cartoon-influenced McDaniel crap without the enthusiasm (like that sly complement, enthusiasm doesn’t suggest any actual skill or talent) McDaniel infuses in his crap.

I’m trying to think of a comic book I’ve disliked more. I mean, I’ve probably read worse ones, but not by much.

What incredible garbage.

CREDITS

Turning Japanese…or Little Demon Inside; writer, James Felder; penciller, Pete Woods; inker, Walden Wong; colorist, Shannon Blanchard; letterer, Richard Starkings and Comicraft; editors, Paul Tutrone and Matt Idelson; publisher, Marvel Comics.

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