Friday, June 30, 2006

Reasons to read "Manhunter" #5


Manhunter has Damon.


Damon is Kate Spencer's associate at her real job as a prosecutor. He's handsome and witty. But more importantly, he has stones of steel.

In Issue 5, the JLA drop in for a visit. While Kate (who eats villains for breakfast) is dropping her latte, Damon is already hitting on Hawkman.


Hitting. On. Hawkman. That is enormously impressive.

Buy Manhunter.


P.S. Of course John Stewart knows how much lattes cost.

11 comments:

Ariel said...

Snort. The look on old Stodgypuss Hawkpants is PRICELESS!

John probably also probably knows exactly the order you're supposed to name your drink to the counterperson at Starbucks.

Uh, so do I, but that's only because I was a barista for them in college.

Steven said...

And here my trade paperback ends, so I have no idea what the next few reasons will be.

Except #11. That's Chase.

Anonymous said...

I can why this book would appeal to a lot of people. If it were put on the newsstand and had covers that gave more of an indication of what the content inside was (by this I mean including explanatory captions or word balloons on the cover)I think it would do better at pulling in a market. But as it is, it seems that word-of-mouth among comic fans is supposed to do all the heavy lifting promotion-wise. That's a mistake, I think. I'd wager that a broad spectrum of comic fans have already seen the book and aren't really interested. It'd be better to maybe market it (the tpb)as a good book for summer reading to a magazine crowd. Just my opinion, of course.

Devon said...

Damon's a little superhero groupie, ain't he?

Dekko said...

Hmm.. I hadn't realized it, but devon's right. I like the idea that Damon's a closet superhero fetishist, like the boyfriend in the "Bulleteer" miniseries.

Does he make Todd wear the costume during intimate moments?

Bully said...

But as it is, it seems that word-of-mouth among comic fans is supposed to do all the heavy lifting promotion-wise.

You've stumbled on DC's super-double-secret inexpensive marketing program plan!

And if it doesn't work, it's not their fault, it's ours!

Anonymous said...

He doesn't have to wear the costume. He does have to wear the cape.

Kris

Anonymous said...

I don't read Manhunter because:
1) It doesn't look appealing. Looks like yet another athletic vigilante. Yawn.
2) It looks like yet another "tough chick" character, in a world rapidly overwhelmed by "tough chick" characters. (If DC added vampires or ninjas, it would be the full cliche.)
3) A chick hero named MAN-hunter is just too cliche on its own. One that comes across as an Elektra ripoff is just too much to bear.
4) It's a re-gendered revamp of a previous property, or re-gendered recycling of a previous trademark. I hate this. (If I'd have started reading DC before the Silver Age, I'd probably hate that DC did it back then too.)

None of the above might bother anybody else, but they keep me from picking up this book. This book smacks of every other doomed revamp. I think Didio's decision to extend this book's life is his hope to create Spider-Girl style media coverage for DC.

Scipio said...

3) A chick hero named MAN-hunter is just too cliche on its own.
4) It's a re-gendered revamp of a previous property, or re-gendered recycling of a previous trademark.

I don't suppose you realize that those two are contradictory....

juvenal said...

Not necessarily. If I may illustrate the point I think anonymous is making, how silly do you think a male, single-father superhero named WOMANHUNTER would be? It's amusing. It makes sense to someone immersed in comic books, but try explaining the premise to anyone else. It sounds like a set-up to a punchline.

juvenal said...

Not necessarily. If I may illustrate the point I think anonymous is making, how silly do you think a male, single-father superhero named WOMANHUNTER would be? It's amusing. It makes sense to someone immersed in comic books, but try explaining the premise to anyone else. It sounds like a set-up to a punchline.