Saturday, December 15, 2012

Marvel Adventures Super Heroes #2 (Review)

Bad SportsBad Sports by Alvin Lee
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

Unlike the previous issue of Marvel Adventures Super Heroes, which handled its ham quite well, this issue was a little too silly. The premise is comic-book acceptable: Spider-Man, Iron Man, and The Hulk go into space to destroy some meteors headed for Earth which turn out to be a group of space-dwelling aliens. Alright, that's interesting, let's see what happens.

"Dude, you got repulsored."

Oh boy. So these Meteor Men, as they're called, talk like The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, despite being denizens from the darkest depths of space, mind you, and are on a thrill seeking journey to perform the universe's most extreme sports. Their favorite being nothing less than "Planet Bombing," a sport with a tell-all name which they plan to perform on Earth, not caring one ounce for the human population.

To thwart this the trio of heroes... enter a week-long extreme sports contest with the Kowabunga Krew, which results in a number of bizarre and uncharacteristic situations such as... Kree... Karaoke.

There's a little too much silly on display here, even for me. That's typically a bad sign. I mean, maybe if this were a parody title or something, but that just isn't the case. This is a series designed to deliver superhero adventures to a younger audience, not to make jokes which are all too self-aware and shove the characters in ludicrous situations.

This series has taken a horrible turn with this issue. I hope it can recover, because this is seriously bad.

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