Friday, 18 June 2010

Slack Cat

Black Cat #1 of 4
Written by Jen Van Meter
Art by Javier Pulido

Action Ash
It's fun.
There's not much more to say on this book. The story was hardly boner worthy, but I did enjoy it. I used to like the character back in the days of the 90's Spider-man cartoon, but apart from that I've not really had any exposure to her.

This issue makes her seem fairly two dimensional and not really interesting enough to hold her own. The most interesting thing about her seems to be that she's shagging Spider-man and therefore, left me feeling that she should remain in a supporting role in the web head's many titles.

However the artwork is fantastic. Pulido has done a great job bringing the story a retro charm and a great aesthetic that nearly masks the lack of interesting plot.

The highlight of this disappointing affair is the extra in the back of the book, in the form of a prologue to The Grim Hunt, the new Spider-man arc that started this month. It looks Super Geil!

In summary it's not that bad... but it's not that good either. Art is great. Not sure if I'll pick up the next ish or not.

2 and a half stolen Faberge eggs out of a whole collection of 5

'nuff said!