Horrible Comic Cover O’ the Week 2/15/08

Okay, so it’s been a little more than a week since the last cover, but we don’t really run this ship with German efficiency. Anyways, here’s a whole heaping helping of horror straight from Punisher Force of Nature, written by Duane Swiercyznksi with art by Michel Lacombe.

Frank Castle kills Moby Dick.

You know what I find special about this cover isn’t just the obvious allusion to Moby Dick and the obvious comparison it brings between Captain Ahab and Frank Castle, but the bizarre sequence of events that must have lead to this situation.

Follow my logic for a moment, if you will. The Punisher’s whole purpose in life is to exterminate criminals in the most violent, gratuitous manner possible. The Punisher only kills those who deserve to die. So for the Punisher to get in a rickety little boat and push off into the Deep Blue Sea with nothing more than a spear to waste a giant white whale, what Whale must have been into some seriously illegal affairs. We’re talking like selling dope laced with cyanide to mentally challenged orphans and then eating their dead, drugged out orphan bodies, kind of illegal affairs.

What? It’s the Marvel Universe, if they can undo Spidey and MJ, anything is possible.


Hulk Smashed…Marvel Universe Online Cancelled

We’ve been hearing rumors about its demise and finally word came down from on high that Marvel Universe Online has been given the Axe. You can read all the details over at MTV, but basically it all boiled down to money. Microsoft and Marvel both felt they couldn’t suckle on the bosom of their fans enough, so they called it quits.

muo no

I have to say, I’m awfully bummed out about the whole deal. As both a fan of Cryptic Studios and Marvel, I was excited for the possibility of a Superhero MMO on the 360.  It’s also real disappointing that this game got the ax for business reasons and not developmental issues. I could have accepted it if the game just didn’t come together, but to kill it because you didn’t know how to World of Warcraft money is pretty shitty.

Next time fellas, if you’re going to shit can a game, at least let us know when the rumors hit and not 4 months after the fact.

Oh well, at least now Cryptic can focus on their Unnamed MMO  and maybe Marvel can look to finding another studio to make their fighting game since EA Chicago bit the big one last year. In the mean time, everybody back to City of Heroe / Villains.