Saturday, October 29, 2016

"Solo" #1 Review

"Solo" #1 from Marvel Comics -

    Solo is a one-man war on terror...Or so he likes to think. After terrorists killed the love of his life, he chose to war against them. Mostly. Since terror-smashing doesn't pay the bills, Solo supplements his income as a second-rate mercenary. He uses the money to finance his war on terror...And to pay child-support. Currently, he is on a job to steal a cute little dog from on of the Mad-Thinker's top-security, secret laboratories. There's no telling what gruesome deaths await him there. But wait. It gets worse. Dum Dum Dugan, Director of S.H.I.E.L.D., has tasked two if his best agents to find Solo in order to hire him for a job that needs a special touch from a particularly expendable asset. For Dugan, it's all about the deniability. For Solo, it's all about that cash. This won't end well for someone.

   This is gonna be a short one, folks.

   Gerry Duggan and Geoffrey Thorne give us Solo's first, uh, solo outing in "Solo" #1. While Paco Diaz's pencils and Israel Silva's colors make this book absolutely pop, sadly, the writing leaves much to be desired. Solo is basically a depowered, way less funny version of Deadpool. If he were a professional wrestler, I think the word, "jabroni" word be appropriate in Solo's case. I really wanted to enjoy this book, but it's too derivative, and it lacks a compelling plot or any compelling characters. I have no idea why Marvel did this. Like, at all.

RATING: 5 out of 10.

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