Monday, February 28, 2011

A Brief "What If...?" Apology

Shortly after I uploaded my last post, the scan site that I’ve been visiting for years abruptly went down. Over the past month, I’ve set this blog aside and hoped that said site would return to life. That hasn’t happened, and I doubt that it ever will.

To make a long story short, this means that I won’t be able to illustrate any of my future posts with scans of interior pages. And that sucks. The best apology that I can offer is the following brief assessment of 2011’s “What If…?” offerings.

“What If? Wolverine: Father” and “What If? Dark Reign” were just okay. These were the two best issues of the year, and I couldn’t recommend either of them.

Both stories found in “What If…?” #200 – “What if Norman Osborn won the Siege of Asgard?” and “What if I, the Watcher, killed Galactus?” – were lame. “Iron Man: Demon in an Armor” and “What if Venom possessed Deadpool?” were, too.

“What If? Spider-Man”, lastly, was downright awful. If I ever follow up my “Best of ‘What If…?’” with a “Worst of ‘What If…?’”, this story may well make that list.

But before I start on any new projects, I should finish the one I’ve already started. In that spirit, look for “Best of ‘What If…?’” to resume – and wrap up – in March!