What’s In The Box?on August 22, 2012 at 9:14 pm
I have not yet read J. Michael Straczynski’s first issue of Dr. Manhattan, and I am frankly afraid to. Is it an interesting take on Manhattan’s quantum views of time, or is it a copout layering of populist understanding of quantum physics on top of a character that has absolutely no basis in quantum physics? Will it be a reimagining of the character’s very underpinnings, or will it be Straczynski saying, “Everything you thought about this character is wrong, even if everything you thought was that basic underpinning of the character!” Will it be a dense story like Babylon 5, or will it be a dense story like “Superman walks across America like a common wino”?
Frankly, until I open it, it’s all of those things, none of those things, and / or an Archie comic bound in the wrong cover. So until we can read it, this…
…means the end of our broadcast day.
But still, it looks like it’s shaping up to be a decent week of comics here. We’ve got Brian Michael Bendis’s and Mark Bagley’s latest issue of Brilliant, the first long-form Rocketeer story in damn near 20 years by Mark Waid and Chris Samnee, The Amazing Spider-Man‘s 50th anniversary issue, the issue of Batman: Incorporated that we’ve been waiting a damn month to see because someone’s holding a gun, and a bunch of other good-looking stuff!
But until we have a chance to read them, we can’t review any of them. So until later…
See you tomorrow, suckers!