Thursday, July 03, 2008

Squadron Supreme 2 #1 Review

Recently reviewed by me at CBR: Squadron Supreme 2 #1, about which I write the following sentences: "The first hero to appear has strange spider-like powers. The second is draped in the American flag. (On the cover to issue #1, though not yet appearing in the issue, is someone wearing a suit of armor -- perhaps one made from iron.) You can see where this is going, right? Just as the Squadron were originally JLA pastiches, we now get pastiches of the popular Marvel characters -- Spider-Man, Captain America, Iron Man -- appearing in the Squadron Supreme universe. The story doesn't ham it up, and the narrative isn't interrupted by characters winking and laughing with the reader, but this series is clearly designed to play with the Marvel hero archetypes in relation to the DC archetypes of the Squadron. Or maybe not, because the Squadron is barely found within this issue. Maybe Chaykin's new direction is about these strange Marvel analogues replacing the Squadron as the new heroes of Earth. Maybe it's all a meta-commentary on the supremacy of Marvel."

Boy, that cover looks like a mess, but the comic is pretty good.

Read the entire review HERE.

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