Daily Archives: January 7, 2010

Planting a Siege of Doubt

Dell'Otto variantCoipel coverSiege #1
Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Pencils: Olivier Coipel
Inks: Mark Morales
Colors: Laura Martin
Letters: Chris Eliopoulos
Cover artists: Coipel & Morales/Gabriele Dell’Otto/Joe Quesada & Danny Miki
Editor: Tom Brevoort
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Price: $3.99 US

Though Marvel Comics has been the target of criticism over the past year when it comes to pricing and the value of its products, I think it’ll be this comic book that serves as the point when many readers realize that the publisher is out to pad its bottom line at the expense of its customers’ good will. The first issue of Marvel’s latest event certainly does constitute a siege, but the siege isn’t on Asgard. Instead, it’s a siege on the readers’ wallets. This four-dollar periodical offers little content of substance, and it offers even less value for one’s money. Yes, the artwork is attractive, but that’s all this comic book is: pretty. The events of this are completely miss-able, and that weren’t annoying enough, the plot doesn’t even make all that much sense.

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