Sunday, January 6, 2013

Blood-Soaked Comics

"Blood-Soaked Comics" from Eclipso #1 (DC, 1992) by Keith Giffen, Robert Loren Fleming, Bart Sears, Ray Kryssing and Mark Pennington
The Eclipso: The Darkness Within crossover was a lame, repetitive event that basically just turned a character evil in the Annual of each regular series - and it's set to happen all over again, it seems - but the monthly Eclipso series it spawned, while yes, being very 90s and eventually resulting in multiple hero deaths by dismemberment (perhaps before it was a cliché), I remember liking at the time. What can I tell ya, I've got a thing for comics that feature a villain as a protagonist. You're never quite sure where they're gonna go. In Eclipso's case, he quickly took over the fictional country of Parador, and acts as both villain and host. It kinda goes off the rails when we start following a team of heroes trying to take him down (but it does make it a Suicide Squad series).

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