Thursday, December 16, 2010

CBR Review: What If? Spider-Man #1

I recently reviewed What If? Spider-Man #1 for CBR and, in the process, wrote the following sentences: "There are certain stories in comics that everyone needs to recognize as antiquated and more than just a little stupid. One that always bugs me is the ‘superhero kills someone and just. Cannot. STOP!’ story. That story is a lazy, overly simplistic attempt at a morality play that doesn’t actually say anything worth saying. It’s treating killing like potato chips: you can’t stop at just one! It argues that there’s an innate psychopath within the hero that’s kept in check simply by the good grace that he hasn’t killed someone in self-defense and then realized, much to his shock, he enjoyed it. More than enjoying it, he must do it again to satisfy that hunger deep down inside, because, screw you all, killing must done en masse from now on! That’s pretty much all What If? Spider-Man #1 is about. Been there, hated it then."

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