Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Freebie Jeebies!


Origins of Siege One-Shot
(I know it’s hopelessly out of date, but I only just picked up a copy)

Usually these things are just prolonged adverts, with reading lists or Handbook entries and a preview snippet that has already been printed in the back of that month’s comics and been online for God-knows, but this freebie was a very pleasant surprise. Along with the Siege preview pages (that must have been reprinted more times than the picture of the tennis player scratching her arse by now) and a few pages of atmospherically painted conversation between Osborn and Loki, it had some really nice one page introductions to all the main players of the MU. With well chosen artists they make this a really nice package. This would have made for much more satisfying back-matter in the main book as opposed to the crap they did put in. Thor by Esad Ribic (Loki, Sub-Mariner: The Depths) and Guiseppe Camuncoli’s (Hellblazer) contributions are highlights.

4 bottles of snake-oil out of five (for what it is). Pick it up if you get a chance.