Sunday, July 21, 2013

Media Consumption Log: Thunderbolts

Thunderbolts, the Marvel Comic, has been instructive.  I thought I loved this comic, in much the way that I thought I loved the Exiles, and I imagined, like Exiles, that the comic took a terrible turn.  In the case of the Exiles, that turn came when Exiles began dying in multiples on every mission -- the comic equivalent of torture porn -- and greater emphasis seemed to fall on following the murderous characters than on the actual stars of the book.

In other words, I thought the plot took a turn for the worse, and I decided not to turn with it.

Thunderbolts, on the other hand, has a cleaner "turn."  Without being hypercritical of people doing their best, I simply like the attention to character and archetype that Kurt Busiek creates.


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