Thursday, April 4, 2013
Thor's Day Hero: Marshal Law
I'm not into comics like I used to be, but for about twenty years there I'd say I was a 'serious' collector at the very least. This also meant that I was reading pretty much all of the current titles out there, and when the first issue of Marshal Law came out of that brown paper comic book store bag I knew I had something unique on my hands. I was blown away, it was a force of nature, a slap in the superhero face, a superbly written, wonderfully drawn, satirical anti-hero comic. I really didn't know what to think. I loaned it to my friends and they handed it back to me with polite smiles. Law is a hero hunter, a government sanctioned 'cape killer' whose job is to eliminate genetic super soldiers back from the war who tear apart the fabric of civilization. The stories are dark, perverse, and gritty but also excellent. I would say "welcome" to Marshal Law, like I do all inductees to the Thor's Day Heroes, but he might kick my teeth in.