Thursday, July 19, 2012

You've Been Warned: Eclipso #3

Wow, was this ever a bleak period at DC! To think that in the late 80s and very early 90s, so many great projects were able to introduce darker, more mature while still fully engaging the reader (Watchmen, Green Arrow and Suicide Squad come to mind immediately). This series evolves (or should I say devolves?) from that initial trend, but ends being just plain ugly. The Eclipso-based crossover event was not groundbreaking, but it was at least readable. The ongoing series brings the concept to new lows and managed to drag plenty of characters down with it. This particular issue brings in a bland interpretation of Cave Carson with very little fanfare. A talented creative team would have been able to infuse the character with some Silver Age charm, perhaps noting his rather anachronistic skill set. Instead, his is simply dropped in and seems immediately disposable. It's a shame, so is the book. I bought it as a 5 for $1 bundle and I still feel ripped off.

1 comment:

The Mutt said...

I actually like the storyline in Eclipso when it began, but it just kept getting more unpleasant and repulsive until it just wasn't fun anymore.

(Hey, I had to buy it. it had The Creeper and that's the law.)

But the art was easily the worst I had ever seen in a mainstream comic. Incompetent, incoherent, and ugly.