Friday, 31 August 2007

Manhunter - For The Macho Meathead In Us All....

In today's post I'm going to talk about how great DC's most recent Manhunter series was. Now normally when online comic-book folks are recommending Manhunter to their readers they talk about the great characterisation, the snappy dialogue, the intriguing situations...blah, blah, blah. Not me, I know what my loyal readers like - they like cold beer, comfy chairs, car crashes and explosions!

I'm here to tell you that Manhunter #9 has got car crashes and explosions up the wazoo! (Cold beer and comfy chairs are against the Comics Code so it's B.Y.O. for them I'm afraid).

To prove my point, let's talk car crashes. I know all you folks out there in internet land aren't about just any old car crashes. You're into hardcore Transporter 2 style car crashes!! The kind where you drive your car off of the roof of one building and crash it through the wall of the building opposite!

Manhunter has got you covered baby:Behind the wheel of the truck for this awesome Lee Majors caliber stunt is none other than Merlyn (blackclad, arrow-shooting, Green Arrow wannabee) and Monacle (eyepiece-wearing, all round hoity toity loser). I bet you never thought you'd see the day when you'd be thinking 'that is awesome' about anything involving either of those two slubs!

That's the effect Manhunter has on the villains it features. Copperhead, Shadow Thief, Phobia they all became bad to bone when they were in this book.

Even crusty old Monocle gets his own solo moment of shining glory.Sure Monacle's moment of glory involves his head exploding, but what did you expect - he's a tubby, Doctor Watson lookalike with a monocle that shoots lasers. An exploding head was the only way he was ever gonna be cool.

Car crashes, exploding heads, laser monocles, slutty female lawyers in red lycra these are the ingredients of true comicbook greatness.

Manhunter, my friends, has them all. Pop out to your local comicbook shop and buy it now.

Huh? what's that?

What do you mean cancelled?

Not again!!
You tell 'em Arthur!
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