As for the cape, that was instantly recognizable...
Eminem is a supervillain.
Ok, so you know the movie with James McAvoy & Angelina Jolie filled with physics-defying car chases, nonsensical things like curving the bullet, and Morgan Freeman fucking with some ancient loom of destiny? Well, if you think that's what you'll be getting here, you'll be sorely disappointed. Because as retarded as the plot sounded, there was a hefty dose of entertainment value there.
Nope. This is an entirely different story altogether.
In fact, ...more
That said, there's some pretty toxic stuff in here. There's a lot of lot of equally good comics out there that I'd recommend before this one, as they don't reinforce/glamorize some of our culture's darkest tendencies, and this one does.
This is not one of those cheap crime shit that you get most of the ...more
A kind of alternative, inverse history of superheroes from the perspective of multiple super-villains, and in particular, one all-time loser turned bad-ass guy named Wesley, whose Dad, The Killer died and left him his super-villain legacy. I don't usually like comics with covers that look like this, and with some tasteless minor characters called Shithead, and so on, but there's a point to that, they are ...more
Wanted, the comic, does suck completely. That's not a particularly nuanced assertion, but it's true. Almost all of it is plagiarized from other sources, not even subtly. Its most notable unplagiarized theme is the completely unexplainable racism that runs through it. The point of the comic is that supervillains make up a secret society running the world. ...more
Millar does not have the wit to present these issues seriously, nor are his plotting or characterization ...more
A friend of mine often says if you want your protagonist to be a villain, he's got to somehow charm the audience. So even when he's on a murder spree, readers will be like, "Oh, but he's so dashing!"
Wesley Gibson has the personality of a sulky thirteen year old. The sort of kid that shoots up his high school. Wow, how interesting. He's so anti-establishment, he says "fuck" in every panel. Hey wait: does that ...more
It has a super villain made entirely of shit, the line "I Don't Fuck Goats I Make Love To Them." and ends with the novel literally sodomizing you, the person who shelled out money for it.
It's like Bret Easton Ellis and Chuck Palinuik collaborated on a "superhero" book and kept trying to one up eachother. It's pretty fucking awesome and I had a blast.
Wanted is set in a world where the super-villains got organized and overpowered the superheroes and established a new world order. With ...more
I loved it. It's so un PC it's unreal, I think that's why I like it. Cop killing, hero killing, Radom killing, living shit and lots of sex! Nothing gets more in your face than this comic.
This could never be made into a real film. I'm happy the film sucked balls!
1.The main protagonist Wesley Gibson behaves like a teenager on the worst day of his mood swing and uses the ‘f’ word on every alternate panel that he appears in.
2.A sort of ultraviolent legion of supervillains (who are not as timid as their DC counterparts) kills people by the hundreds and never gets noticed by anyone.
3.If you are a much bullied and harangued individual then you should break free and kill everyone who ever irked you.
Grant Morrison, who knows Millar, expressed this same point about Wanted in his book Supergods.
I don't think it's a shallow dark tale like everyone is saying. The last line of comic that solidified my opinion on this, albeit in a very crass way, reads, "This is my face while I'm fucking you in the ass!"
It feels like the point of this was ...more
The graphic novel takes on a totally different direction than the movie. Plus, Wesley, who resembles Eminem, references(narrates) 1980s action flicks in the climax. Hey, I used to play a song repeatedly in my head whenever biking circa a decade ago! Did I mention Fox resembles Halle Berry?
Light-years from the stellar quality of Watchmen, Miller’s work wanes pathetically in ...more
—The Fox, "Wanted" comic by Mark Miller, JG Jones, Paul Mounts
I always love strong females that have potty mouths, aren't too cliché, and don't care what others think of them. Owning your personal power is a theme I love to see written about.
Wow. This grew & grew on me! I was so excited when my fiancés' friend heard I liked the movie and thought I'd maybe enjoy the comic. Well, I did! "Wanted" was graphic, ...more
What’s it about?
Wesley has a kind of crappy life. His boss is a racist bitch to him, his girlfriend is fucking other guys, his father wasn’t around when he was growing up, all kinds of stuff. Well, he’s about to get training to become a super villain #1.
(Well, okay, not as cool as these villains. RIP Stefan. Always number one)
The story is interesting. This book is pretty much about an illuminati ...more
When The Killer (a Tommy Lee Jones look-alike) is killed, his girlfriend (Halle Berry) inducts his son (Eminem) into a super-criminal fraternity that secretly rules the world.
This book is bursting with cool, filmable scenes, like Eminem shooting flies with a revolver. Or The Killer being ...more
Wesley is a real downer of a character. Spineless, misanthropic, and racist. A veritable cocktail of a social disease. Throw in a soul-sucking job ...more
Wanted is about what if the bad guys won? What is the ...more
Every page of ...more
Wesley lives a miserable life, with a cheating girlfriend and the constant rebukes of his boss. But he cannot do anything about it, because he doesn't want to confront them. Then one day he gets swept into the world of supervillains...yes, there's a cabal of supervillains that has divided the world among its five members, kinda like The Godfather. Anyway, Wesley's life changes and he becomes The Killer, an expert ...more
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