Sunday, March 22, 2009


I recently picked up the graphic novel of Wanted, which inspired the film (which I have not seen). I was... not impressed. The basic premise is our "lovable" loser, Wesley, discovers he is heir to the greatest supervillain who ever lived, in a world full of super villains. For the most part this is just a mary sue tale about how awesome our protagonist is. Whenever he encounters adversity, he shoots it in the face, and while he has a couple of moral qualms, those are quickly brushed under the table.

It just feels like wasted potential- the idea of super villains without super heroes being bored is discussed, but mostly ignored, focusing on the main plot. Sadly Wesley is easily the most boring character in this book, so this is not terribly rewarding. It feels like the author came up with a cool concept, but had no real idea what to do with it.

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