Monday, May 15, 2006

Fess Up!


(From Newsarama)

MANHUNTER #25
Written by Marc Andreyko
Art by Javier Pina & Fernando Blanco
Cover by Jesus Saiz
The solo adventures of Kate Spencer come to a stunning conclusion - but her new life as a dark hero has only just begun! Final issue.
On sale August 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


Okay, come clean. Who wasn't buying? Who murdered this book?

27 comments:

  1. I see Damon but no Todd on that cover...if anyone but Andreyko was writing this I'd worry about the implications of that.

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  2. I hope my beloved Todd will go to JSA to take his father's place.

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  3. What the hell? I just got into this book! I do not need this today.

    Although it does say solo adventures specifically... maybe it'll turn into a Manhunter/Obsidian crime fighting duo book...

    Or maybe she'll just go work for Mr. effing Bones full time on some kind of team book. Ugh. Stupid DC.

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  4. :hangs his head in shame:

    I wasn't even aware of this book until you raved about it yesterday.

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  5. @%&! And Bruce Jones's Nightwing goes on?

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  6. Hey, the only issue I didn't buy was the Identity Crisis tie-in... and that wasn't by choice.

    Bummer.

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  7. Well, I bought the trade months ago. Not my fault DC refuses to put a second one out.

    *sticks chin out defiantly*

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  8. *raises hand timidly*

    What? I've been busy supporting Spider-Girl! I can only attempt to save so many titles!

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  9. Hey Ragnell, didn't you just start buying Manhunter like two months ago? Some of us have been on since #1, pally.

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  10. This is my fault. Sorry!

    I'm not sure what killed my interest in this book more: The lack of trade collections or the sheer inevitability of its cancellation.

    I know as Free-thinking Consumers that we're supposed to vote with our wallets, but that didn't work for AQUAMAN or (insert prematurely cancelled book here), did it?

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  11. Randy bought this book regularly since #1. He's gonna be pissed.

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  12. Who murdered this book?

    (shuffling my hooves, looking guiltily at the floor)

    Uh, sorry, Miss Ragnall. That was m-m-m-m-me.

    (bursts into great sobbing guilty tears under the accusatory eyes of the comics blogosphere)

    B-b-b-but I was buyin' The T-t-t-thing an' that got c-c-c-cancelled today too! (sob!)

    ...

    (sniffle)

    (traipsing off slowly to the corner under Miss Ragnall's stern gaze for my not-buying-Manhunter time out)

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  14. I didn't buy it either.

    Never cared for it much actually.

    And don't hurt the bull he's made out of stuffing.

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  15. Lotsa blame to go around, looks like, me included. I bought the trade and issue 16, and have been picking up singles both before and after since.

    And I was just beginning to get really interested, too- and not just because Chase was in it, either!

    Oh well, isn't the first good book I've had cancelled out from under me, and it won't be the last. After a while, you just get used to it. Unless you buy X- or Spider-Books.

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  16. I've been on board since issue one. Though circumstances prevented me from getting issue five. Did I inadvertantly doom Manhunter by not buying the issue with the Justice League appearance?

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  17. Ragnell, did you help murderize Dan Slott's Thing?

    Did you? Because she who is without sin and all that...

    (And, no, I didn't buy Manhunter. Joining Bully in the Time-Out corner now.)

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  18. Never bought it. Not once.

    Partly its the genderswap and the ridiculous costume. Didn't grab me at jump and I never went back to catch up.

    Canton is right though. We just lost Thing. One of a very few number of Marvel books that is done right. At least at DC there are options for us, you know?

    And bring back "Hero" that book was killer.

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  19. Ummm, if I promise to start buying the trades - thus hopefully encouraging a revival someday - will you agree not to hit me?

    AHHH! NOT THE SPLEEN! NOT THE SPLEEN!

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  20. Ahh, the Spleen. Funniest of the internal organs.

    I jumped on the book a few issues ago too. Sorry to see it go.

    Stuff like this convinces me that I need to do a better job of not just buying books I like, but of actively convincing my friends to buy issues too.

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  21. God damn, I guess it is getting cancelled. Looks like she'll be in a team book, though, because it says that her "solo" adventures are coming to a close. I am so pissed, though! I love Manhunter, but I didn't realize how much I loved it until I found out it was being cancelled: I was bummed for the whole day.

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  23. With her Golden Age lineage being revealed I fully expect her to appear in the re-launced Justice Society book.

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  25. Dorian -- Maybe Todd's moved over to another book by then?

    Scipio -- My figners are crossed too.

    Dan -- That's a neat idea. They book continues next month, under a different name with an altered premise/ensemble cast?

    Athelind -- That's okay, there's back issues. Get the Back Issues.

    Iron -- I worry about this world's priorities.

    Lyle -- That issue was actually the low point of the series, I read it alone and didn't like it until I got the entire trade.

    Jeffrey -- Back issues...

    Calvin -- So, for your SpiderGirl my Manhunter dies?

    Chris -- Well, if someone had told me there was a cute blond lawyer you could slash with Hawkman or Obsidian hanging around.

    Anthony -- Come to think of it, how does Aquaman always keep going?

    Chris -- I await his ranting on the subject.

    Bully -- Bad little bull! For that, sentence you to three weeks with no access to any entertainment other than issues of All Star Batman and Robin, the Boy Wonder

    James -- I'm not sure Kate's techynically a normal perosn. Her Daddy seemed to have superstrength, and hell, Dr Mid-nite commented on her skin's toughness. I bet she's got metahuman abilities the suit just augments.

    Mallet -- You butt!!

    Johnny -- *Nod* Like Chase, Kate shall return. In someone else's B-Book, but she'll return.

    Diamonrock -- You mean you missed Damon hitting on Hawkman?!

    Canton -- Wel, nobody Told Me about the Thing. I don't read much Marvel, how was I to know?

    Jamawalk -- You butt! Genderswap is an AWESOME concept. You killed this book!

    But you like HERO, so you are forgiven.

    Ferrous -- Too little, too late. Unless the Starman revival thing really does work.

    Steven -- *nod* Dc does need better promotion on their better books.

    Sandicomm -- Yep, we always take the good stuff for granted.

    Anonymous -- Along with the new Starman?

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  26. And just this week in Robin, Batgirl's character is destroyed completely and all of her continuity is pissed on for fun! Wheeee!

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  27. Well techinically Ragnell, Spider-Girl is being cancelled too, so my efforts were in vain.

    But if I read Manhunter too, then I'd just be doubly depressed when it was cancelled.

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