The Incredibles #15
BOOM Kids! (October 2010)WRITER: Landry Walker ARTISTS: Ramanda Kamarga with Marcio Takara (also, cover)
LETTERER: Troy Peteri COLORIST: Rachelle Rosenberg ASSISTANT EDITOR: Jason Long EDITOR: DESIGNER: Erika Terriquez
The supersized Ungorilla beats on the Underminer’s Incredibles-imitating robot. Meanwhile the Incredibles work to free the hostages. However, the true damage has been done. The Underminer has ruined the heroes’ reputation, and paid the price…at the hand of Xerek, who reveals the source of his operation.
What they got right: The final story before everything comes together. The results in this story make sense and flow well enough. If it wasn’t for the fact that this story had been done before (and in both Marvel and any comic with “Transformers” in the title they never stop handling), where the heroes aren’t looked upon as what they really are, I could get into this, and even then I’m curious to see where this is all going once the next arc begins.
What they got wrong: There’s this one page with the Underminder and Xerek that looks…weird. That’s all I can say about it really. Also, as I’ve mentioned, it’s a personal gripe that I don’t like the “heroes made to look like villains” story for more than an issue or two because of my own background. I have yet to see a Transformers comic, for example, besides one set in the cartoon universe, where the humans don’t see the Autobots as the bad guys, as if they’re just the same as the Decepticons, and the Marvel Universe seems to hate all their heroes. So I’ve begun to hate the “heroes look like villain” storylines, even if it can be a good storyline under the right writer.
Recommendation: Luckily, Landry Walker hasn’t let me down yet, so odds are he is one of those writers. For that alone I still recommend the comic and the series, even if I’m a little more shy about this issue.
Tomorrow’s Comic> The Muppet Show #8