Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Carnage #2 (of 5)

Carnage #2 - Comic of the Day
I'm a greasy looking monster, arn't I
I touched on how the plot of a mini series doesn't rear it's head until the second issue in my Punisher: In the Blood #2 post already, so for my follow up regarding second issues in a mini series (a series of about 4 to 5 comic books long...standard mini series size) I would like to touch on the fact that the second issue is usually filled with a lot of talk and boring explanations or theories that I would rather not have to spend money on.

I must say that I didn't find Zeb Wells and Clayton Crain's Carnage #2 incredibly boring, but rather a necessary step in the process of the hero discovering the plot, but dangzor (robot word for dang), it is a pain to know you aren't going to get much but talk in the comic book which is needed to get the full story. I can't not buy the comic of the day though I know it's going to be filled with Spider-Man interrogations and Tony Stark experiments.

The thought of just skipping the second issue and reading the previously part in the beginning of the third comic book has occurred to me, but being a collector that option is off the table. Collectors can't have holes in their sets. That's why we power through shitty mini series' like Ultimatum. We don't want to continue with a series like an Ultimatum, but we do it for higher power or rather the nerd honor that goes along with seeing a mini series through to the end. It's like not dropping a college course you know you are going to fail because you have chosen to take it and must accept your fate for a tough life lesson. This may seem as ridiculously stupid, and it is, but it is also who I am. I'm an idiot with a bunch of comic books I hate and a few F's on my college transcript.

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