Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Marvel Divas #3 Review

MARVEL DIVAS #3
Written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Art by Tonci Zonjic

+ Tonci Zonjic is a fantastic artist who needs to be put on a monthly as soon as possible.  Daredevil or Thor seem like titles he'd be a good fit for (you may remember his fantastic Loki/Doom short in one of the Dark Reign one-shots).  However, there were times the inking or colouring felt off here. 

- Cancer.  Cancer! CANCER! Is this supposed to be a light hearted, character driven book or has it finally gone off the rails and is playing the cancer card as the driving force of the book?  If it's a cancer driven story, drop the ridiculous deal with the devil to magically remove the cancer subplot and stop with the other super heroics nonsense and tell the cancer story with some respect.
- Black Cat's return to crime/being a thief feels like editorial walked in and told them about the nonsense going on in Amazing Spider-Man.  It's still far better than what is going on with the regression in ASM, but really doesn't fit with this miniseries or what has been going on here.


Verdict - Avoid It.  I'm not really sure what to think of this issue or miniseries. It seems like it's lost all direction and has gone off the rails, wavering between a serious take on cancer, and how it can affect even super heroes, andthe super hero version of Sex and the City. 



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