Astounding Villain House (one-shot)

3.33 Overall Score
Art: 4/10
Dialogue: 3/10
Story: 3/10

The writing is poor, the jokes are lame and dull, and the story structure for each little installment made me feel like I had to listen to a nonsensical wrap up of Despicable Me from a 4 year old who fell asleep half way through.

Astounding Villain House (one-shot)
Shannon Wheeler
Dark Horse Comics
2013

Guess who’s back with a new installment of “Both Barrels Comic Book Review?” That’s right, me, the only person who writes the “Both Barrels Comic Book Review.” This installment, I’m taking a look at the new Astounding Villain House one-shot from Shannon Wheeler and Dark Horse, and boy, is this a waste of time and energy.

I know what it’s supposed to be; a tongue-in-cheek look at lame super villains and their awkward, mundane, or silly lives in short story form, but it is an abject failure on all fronts. The writing is poor, the jokes are lame and dull, and the story structure for each little installment made me feel like I had to listen to a nonsensical wrap up of Despicable Me from a 4 year old who fell asleep half way through.

Too bad, because it could have been a funny, clever, well drawn work, and instead, it was none of those things. It’s like Doctor Horrible, without the wit, humor, or soul. Leave this trash rag on the shelf, and spend your money on something that will ruin your teeth like candy, or kill brain cells like booze, or do both, like meth.

 

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