REVIEWS: End Of Month Reviews #98 - February 2012 [Spoilers]

Andrew Perron pwerdna at
Sat Apr 21 19:55:31 PDT 2012

On Sat, 21 Apr 2012 19:34:25 +0000 (UTC), Adrian J. McClure wrote:

> I have to say the story in this issue is very entertaining and the
> playing with the medium is great. Will Eisner would be proud.

Very much agreed.

> This kind of
> numbering shenannigans is very true to the spirit of the LNH, like
> when Martin included other stories in the numbering of his LNH series
> until he stopped,

Is that how that worked. @.@

> or Hubert Bartels started Tales of the LNH with 278.

Oh yes, that's great.  And more recently there's the Infinite Leadership
Crisis, whose issue-skipping actually had a focused purpose. (And yay for
another one of those issues coming out! <3)

> Not to mention some of the stuff that goes on in mainstream comics
> lately, like when the numbering of the late-90s Incredible Hulk
> relaunch carried over into the late, lamented Incredible Hercules
> while Hulk relaunched with a new series for the Red Hulk. But then
> when Bruce Banner came back, Marvel restarted Incredible Hulk at 600,
> which includes the numbering of the earlier Incredible Hulk AND Hulk,
> while both series were currently running.

Mmmmm, Incredible Herc. <3

> It's like they
> wanted to make things as confusing as possible. With the LNH, of
> course, we actually are.

WOO!  LNH v3 #347!

> You know, I don't think there's a writer whose style has changed more
> often or more drastically over the years than Tom. He's like the David
> Bowie of RACC, but without the makeup.

Glam RACC!

> What's interesting is that in
> some ways he's come full circle--he started out writing nonsensical
> posts that introduced a ton of characters and random chaotic add-on
> bits, at a time when the LNH had become more structured.

Makes sense.  Going back to what you once did, recapturing the energy of it
with the technical polish to do it right!

> His
> undeniable clueless newbieness aside, I wonder whether the earlier LNH
> would have recieved him better than circa-1997 RACC. IIRC from when I
> was doing research on Ultimate Mercenary's backstory, some people at
> the time actually compared him to wReam.

Good question!  Or, for that matter, if later RACC would've done so, when
there were less newbies and less chaos.

>> One Day At A Time: The Chronicles Of Mike Kittyman #23
>> 'Names Are Hard'
>> A Miscellaneous [MISC] series
>> by James Mason
> Wonder where he's been? Probably playing Skyrim. He used to be a RACC
> writer, but then he took an arrow to the knee! (Sorry.) (... I know
> nothing about that game other than the memes.)

Heeheehee.  He's been busy with school, but is working on another issue

>>   And
>> tellingly, Adrian gives all these
>> characters valid points of view, which
>> makes the drama and tension of their
>> interaction all the more palpable.
> I like villains who have complicated motivations that make sense from
> their own point of view, like Thanos and Wolfman and Colan's Dracula,
> both of whom were an influence on my characterization of the Crossover
> Queen.

Indeed!  Always a good thing, to have believable villains.

> AJM (realized that Ultimate Mercenary #7 works pretty well as an
> anniversary issue, even though I hadn't intended it that way)

Andrew "NO .SIG MAN" "Juan" Perron, cross over with the entire history of
the LNH!

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