I’m Only In It For The Prowler
Yesterday, Marvel Comics unveiled their next big status quo shake-up, called ‘Divided We Fall’. It’s pretty dumb. Is this really Marvel’s new business model? Go from Big Event to Status Quo Shake-Up to Big Event to Status Quo Shake-Up every six months or so? Are they so desperate that they’re just going to chase that #1 issue sales bump over and over? It’s ridiculous and I absolutely don’t care. As long as you’re making good comics, I’ll keep reading and enjoying. You’re not impressing this henchman with these stunts.
And on any other day, I would have completely ignored this announcement and posted another funny Internet video. But then Marvel had to go and do the one thing that makes me give a damn: include one of my favorite obscure superheroes.
Can you spot him? He’s that purple guy with the green shape on his chest. That’s the Prowler, one of my all-time favorite obscure superheroes. I have a lot of these favorites, like the Mimic or the Spot. They’re obscure comic book characters who don’t really do much or appear very often, but for one reason or another, I love’em! I can’t point to any one story or series where the Prowler was particularly awesome, but he’s one of my faves nonetheless.
And here’s Marvel going ahead and using Prowler in their next big status quo shake-up.
So wherever they put him, whatever he’s doing, you better believe I’m buying those comics. I support my favorites, no matter how obscure. I hope it’s something cool.
If you care more about this new status quo shake-up, you can read an interview with Axel Alonso. I don’t know what the interview says because I haven’t read it. That’s how little I care about this new status quo shake-up. I just hope Prowler does something awesome.
What about you henchies? Interested in this new thing? Do you still hang onto Marvel’s every announcement? Let me know in the comments!