Monday, February 22, 2010

I kinda wish Bill could use that catchphrase every month:


From Beta Ray Bill: Godhunter #1, written by Kieron Gillen, pencils by Kano, inks by Alvaro Lopez and Kano. I picked up the three issues of this one the other day, and was surprised how much I liked it. Gillen manages dry humor and high tension, as Bill sets out to destroy the murderer of his race, the planet-eater Galactus. Although no one thinks his plan is a good one--not his oath-brother Thor, nor his informant Agent Brand of SWORD, nor even his own smartship Skuttlebutt--Bill will not be deterred, and his plan is a good one. Until you factor in the massive collateral damage, and the possible effects of defeating Galactus...


For good measure, the three issues of this series include reprints of Walt Simonson's Thor #337-339; his first three issues and the introduction of Beta Ray Bill. Oddly, I have multiple copies of #337--the original, the Ballad of Beta Ray Bill trade, and a reprint packed with Bill's action figure--and all featured a miscolored disc on Thor's chest on page 10. The reprint in Beta Ray Bill: Godhunter #1 is the first I've seen that was corrected. It's been wrong for 26 years, why fix it now? I don't have any of the fancier editions, so I can't say if it's corrected in that or not; but I only noticed because I've seen it so many times, it's weird to see right.

3 comments:

chiasaur11 said...

Yeah, Gillen's Marvel stuff is generally aces.

If SWORD (RIP) hits the quarter bins, I think youy'd dig. A lot.

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