The advantage of an anthology comic is that there's always something you like( ... ), there's always something I like, even if it's just one little story in an issue full of dross. With the current arcs, I'm a bit meh ( about most of them ). But Malone? Who cares? It's the denouement today, the final installment, it's even on the cover. Meh, says I, but buys it anyway.
Y'see, Malone is the story of an amnesiac drifter ( ... ) So far, so dull. Last week, at the end, a character shows up at the door who knows who he really is. The art is pretty poor, but it was a character that looked vaguely familiar. Meh, says I, I still care not, it's a crap strip, move on.
This week? I read it through, again, as I always do on Wednesday lunchtime. The guy introduces himself as ( Spoiler ). My memory refuses to tell me who that is. I turn the page, still not caring. I turn the page to the next panel, he's going to say who Malone is, I'm hoping it might pique my interest. Speech bubble. "Your name is ( Spoiler - it's a big one )". Interest piqued. More than piqued.
Oh boy did that get my attentionIt's no longer a Malone story. It's no longer a story abot an obscure backwater colony world. It's about ( Spoiler ). It's about ( Spoiler ). It's about what happened. It's cool. Crappy story about a character I didn't care about? It was until today.
The art's still crap though( ... )