Monday, July 5, 2010

Comics on the Bubble: Blood Pack (1995)

Yowch. I have good memories of the initial wave of annuals that set up this team, but I don't think I ever actually read this mini after grabbing it from a dollar bin. It's pretty funny that Jade is the leader of this team, she comes across as pretty weak and frankly, kind of stupid. She's employed by a bunch of criminals to put together the Blood Pack to help them garner goodwill for when they take over the world. Of course, that's not exactly a smart plan, so maybe I can understand how she missed it.

Charles Moore and Christopher Taylor created a little series that says a lot about its time, with the grunge references and angry young people, but it isn't actually very good.
  • Issue 1: The team fights their generic looking armored handlers. SELL
  • Issue 2: Superboy guest-stars, but they're fighting a volcano, so not a lot of cool scenes. Plenty of wordplay like "doofus" though. SELL
  • Issue 3: Here's where we find out just how little Jade knows about the people who gave her the job of leading this team. Fans of the character should avoid this book. SELL
  • Issue 4: There isn't even a legitimate big bad to wrap up the mini. The only character I find remotely interesting on the team, Geist, is presented more as a joke than anything else. SELL

Summary
Sell: 1, 2, 3, 4

1 comment:

Mart said...

I'd forgotten all about this. Bloodlines was awful, wasn't it. How nice, though, that Jade was considered the big name who might sell the book.