Friday, August 21, 2009

drive-by readings: Dark Reign: Mr Negative #3

Peter regrets being cast in Saw VI
Dark Reign: Mr Negative #3 (Marvel)
"Negative Reinforcement"
Fred Van Lente
Gianluca Gugliotta
Ronda Pattison
Andres Mossa
Antonio Fabela
Dave Lanphear
Jae Lee/June Chung (cover)
the prolific Mr. Van Lente wraps up the Mr. Negative origin story, and the best of all, it all starts from my very first Spectacular Spider-Man issue (#64, the origin of Cloak and Dagger). it positions Mr. Negative in an ambiguous light, as he neither totally is with the good or the bad guys (although you would think he'd pick a better name, no?). the art is a bit lacking compared to the story, though i must admit i stared a lot longer at those panels with Betty Brant in fragrante delicto - umm, well you know. now imagine those panels in the hands of Frank Cho or Terry Dodson. that's all positive!

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