He possesses the power to cause fear in others by looking in their eyes. I think the more comedic instead of horror aspect of this book is what threw me off. The team is led by Dum Dum Dugan. Dubbed the Howling Commandos in homage to the , the team set up shop at and began acquiring operatives whose strengths and powers were supernatural, paranormal or extra-terrestrial in nature. His expressions are topnotch, even on Orrgo, a gigantic, rock-hewn Jack Kirby creation. The new team's first mission saw them securing the from a tanker ship after it mutated the crew into mindless humanoid plant creatures. Helping with the visuals is Nick Filardi, who follows Schoonover's lead and uses a selection of dynamic colors in tandem with these characters, undermining the creepiness that should be present in the company of a vampire, werewolf, amphibious man and muck monster.
There is a threat to the team, but not enough emphasis is given to that. The team first appeared in issue six of and picked up after issue nine. It's the Howling Commandos vs. I am hoping that knowing what this series is trying to present itself as might make me enjoy myself with the issues to come. In short: avoid this issue. New member Glyph's secrets are revealed.
An entertaining start that has me interested in seeing what comes next. With corruption in the ranks of S. It's a tough read where the glimmers of interest and potential only make the final result all the more disappointing. A mysterious new foe makes his move against the Howling Commandos! Dum Dum Dugan is the center of this tale, with all sorts of weirdness radiating out as readers meet the Special Threat Assessment for Known Extranormalities team, a. With bright oranges, purples and greens prevalent throughout the issue, this very much looks like a superhero comic. This comic and these monsters need energy because they are larger than life, but it rarely feels that way here.
The horror side of Marvel. How this process did not produce different clones of the various individual body parts making up the original Monster was briefly mentioned in issue 1. Very little so far has been revealed about the character. The book hits the stands later this month with the creative team of Frank Barbierie and Brent Schoonover. Combine this with some very ill-fitting artwork, and you have a book that may be creaky and kooky, but not altogether spooky.
Thank you for your interest in our store, and please don't hesitate to let us know if you have any questions. He is now a member of the. Main article: The was an elite special unit formed in. He joined the squad in issue 27. We were also named the best place to buy comics by the Denver Post. Basically, this isn't bad but, like several of the other team books out already, there are too many characters and the story just refuses to come to life. Dum-Dum Dugan returned to serve as the new group's field commander, while S.
While the Howling Commandos are successful in defeating the transformed crew members, they merged into one giant plant monster. Along with Dugan, the other members that appear include , James Austin Kerr and. During the storyline, Paul Kraye caught Orrgo going through some S. The rest of the Howling Commandos rescued Orrgo and were teleported back to S. The team searches for answers in a haunted museum! The basic idea is a military band of monsters. This team, under the leadership of Dugan and his second-in-command , completed many missions for S.
Nov 11, 2015 The premise for this title I think is a great idea. This is a supernatural war comic, not a superheroic world-saver. The big monster is introduced in a small panel in the corner and there is no sense of danger. His team has a lot of names from all over Marvel continuity. Daisy Johnson bails him out of jail after he is imprisoned for hitting a cop.
The interactions that are here are inexplicable and over written, as if the book has absolutely no time to bother with subtlety. Dum Dum struggles to hold his team together after last issue's events! After discovering the , Nick Fury assembles a team made up of the offspring of various superheroes and supervillains. Much of the script reads like grindhouse cinema, spitting on subtlety and happily accepting the obvious explosion or laugh. Kenneth Hale is a man trapped in a 's body. Merlin soon attacked Area 13, unleashing an army of mythical creatures into the base.