Friday, December 03, 2010

Heroes for Hire 3.5


Heroes for Hire is back! Every few years, Marvel decides to trot this pony out and get it a little exercise; then, without fail, it runs a little bit, falters, and ends up back in the barn.

Here's hoping this incarnation can stick around for a little bit. It's got a lot going for it, namely, the team of Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning. They've been writing great books for a while now, and their concept for the book this time tweaks things a little bit, going with a new formula similar to that employed in the awesome new Secret Avengers title: Misty Knight runs things - a la Oracle in the Batman family - and she puts together a team of B-list characters to pull off jobs based on the skills required by the job. So the team will be changing all the time by design, keeping things fresh and interesting.

This time around, it's like they're trying to combine Warren Ellis' Global Frequency with the TV show Leverage. Yeah, it looks like a lot of fun.

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