Haunted thoughts?

#1 Posted by Methos (40103 posts) - - Show Bio
  So, who read it? What did you think?

After reading the CBR review the other day, I kind of felt disappointed going in, but after reading the issue, I thought this was a pretty solid first issue. Sure the art was hit or miss. I think Ottley is holding back to try and blend in with McFarlane's inks. I'm hoping he'll really let loose in the coming months and let his distinct pencils work their magic on this book.

From a writing stand point, I think Kirkman has done it again. He's really one of the best writers in the business right now and he just continues to prove that with this issue. Lots of setup in this one. Plenty of little nuggets to further the story down the line. I look forward to seeing where they go with this one.

I'd give it an 8 out of 10.
 
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#2 Posted by KillerZ (1611 posts) - - Show Bio

That was solid book in my view, I'll keep reading it.

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#3 Posted by Methos (40103 posts) - - Show Bio

I really enjoyed it. I liked the art; I just figured that was supposed to be the style. 
 
I was surprised at how the "hero" was formed, and there's a lot to find out still. I'll definitely be getting this every month for the foreseeable future. 
 
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#4 Posted by Mr. Punisher (154 posts) - - Show Bio

Haunt is a rip-off of Venom

#5 Edited by CATMANEXE--defunct (17052 posts) - - Show Bio
@Mr. Punisher said:

" Haunt is a rip-off of Venom "

 http://www.comicvine.com/image/57-513/haunt/92-419170/#4
 

@iLLituracy

  said:


It has little to no originality to the concept. It's Venom mixed with Spawn. Can't expect anything less from McFarlane and Kirkman. While they're both respectively great at what they do, they're not known for their originality. I enjoyed the first two issues, all in all.

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@Mr. Punisher said:

" Haunt is a rip-off of Venom "


Todd McFarlane created Venom! How can he rip off himself?!
The reason for the Marvel company walk-off and creation of
Image comics in the first place was because Marvel had 
taken creative control and ownership of characters McFarlane
and Co. came up with, hence why they made alot of characters
like Marvel ones - to return fire.
 
Outside of that fact, this character other than appearance (which
is Todd's baby anyways) is nothing like Venom. This might be my
favorite new series, and i highly recommend it, especially to fans 
of the original Venom.
#6 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29510 posts) - - Show Bio
@CATMANEXE said:
"@Mr. Punisher said:

" Haunt is a rip-off of Venom "

 http://www.comicvine.com/image/57-513/haunt/92-419170/#4
 

@iLLituracy

  said:


It has little to no originality to the concept. It's Venom mixed with Spawn. Can't expect anything less from McFarlane and Kirkman. While they're both respectively great at what they do, they're not known for their originality. I enjoyed the first two issues, all in all.

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@Mr. Punisher said:

" Haunt is a rip-off of Venom "

Todd McFarlane created Venom! How can he rip off himself?! The reason for the Marvel company walk-off and creation of Image comics in the first place was because Marvel had  taken creative control and ownership of characters McFarlane and Co. came up with, hence why they made alot of characters like Marvel ones - to return fire.  Outside of that fact, this character other than appearance (which is Todd's baby anyways) is nothing like Venom. This might be my favorite new series, and i highly recommend it, especially to fans  of the original Venom. "
I'M a fan of the original Venom! Is it that good? I need something to distract me from the failure that Mac Gargan-Venom emenates.
#7 Posted by TheDrifter (26563 posts) - - Show Bio
@InnerVenom123 said:
" I'M a fan of the original Venom! Is it that good? I need something to distract me from the failure that Mac Gargan-Venom emenates. "
As a Venom fan and a Haunt fan, let me tell you....it's that good.
#8 Posted by Mr. Punisher (154 posts) - - Show Bio
@CATMANEXE:
Never said I didn't like him just that his powers and look are alot like Venom
#9 Posted by Mutant X (1543 posts) - - Show Bio

I love this series. It's currently my favorite.

#10 Posted by CATMANEXE--defunct (17052 posts) - - Show Bio
@Mr. Punisher said:
" @CATMANEXE: Never said I didn't like him just that his powers and look are alot like Venom "
Re: you said he's a rip off of Venom. let me be clear. Todd McFarlane created venom.
Todd McFarlane created Haunt. thats like saying Carnage is a rip-off of Venom.
theyre family.
#11 Posted by joshmightbe (24703 posts) - - Show Bio
@Mr. Punisher:
actually he seems more like a carnage ripoff
#12 Posted by KillerZ (1611 posts) - - Show Bio
@Mr. Punisher said:
" @CATMANEXE: Never said I didn't like him just that his powers and look are alot like Venom "
Actually they are quite far from each other. Venom is alien symbiote while Hunt is dead spirit inhabiting living, I'm presuming that those tendrils are a form of ectoplasm. Looks: again two different things, one has spider motif while other has a whirl on his chest. Only thing they have common is black and white theme.
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#13 Posted by ReverseNegative (2710 posts) - - Show Bio

I read it. Pretty cool start for the series.

#14 Posted by Eyz (3042 posts) - - Show Bio

Surprising good. And fun.
 
I was ready to hate it, to call it silly mix on talents (Kirkman, Capullo, McFarlane...) for a mixed type of character (Venom, Spawn, Spidey, etc..)..but as I was reading the trade I actually really liked it!
Reminded me why and how Spawn was able to mark and succeed during the 90s originally. Because it was a great entertaining read! :P

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