Monday, September 23, 2013

There Can Never Be a Bad Fight Where Someone Uses an Engine Block as a Weapon

"There Can Never Be a Bad Fight Where Someone Uses an Engine Block as a Weapon" from Seven Soldiers: Bulleteer #4 (DC, 2006) by Grant Morrison, Yannick Paquette and Serge Lapointe
Your Daily Splash concentrates on regular series, not minis, but in the case of Grant Morrison's 7 Soldiers of Victory, connected minis with top of the line artists, I thoughts we might dabble. And seven is a magic number because it's exactly how many days there are in a week. Each mini is high concept, but the whole series is too. Basically these 7 Soldiers are a non-team that out-non-team Marvel's Defenders, as they're all fighting the same threat - across time, no less - without ever meeting. The Bulleteer, loosely based on Fawcett's Bulletgirl, is perhaps the Morrisonesque of the Soldiers, a quirky superhero comic you could put next to Doom Patrol or Flex Mentallo, and that has something to say about the genre - specifically about female character objectification. There's even a fridge gag in there somewhere.

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