Isn't it amazing how, in this age of hyper-fast global communication and interaction, we can boil all our theories, thoughts and opinions down to two words:
something either "rocks" or "sucks".
The above Human Torch pin-up page, in all its joyous, Silver Age innocence clearly rocks...
Whilst ( and I'm obliged to yell SPOILER ALERT! at this point ) the following definitely sucks...
..... big time.....
Yep, those lovely people at Marvel have decided in their wisdom that Johnny Storm must die and the Fantastic Four must become Three. All in the name of relevance, of course. Nothing to do with cheap sales gimmicks. Hell no.
FF writer Jonathan Hickman had this to say to Newsarama:
Personally, even though I'm sad to see him go, I'm looking forward to the inevitable return of the Human Torch as much as I would look forward to a napalm enema. Because I know it'll never be done as well as this:
On a totally different subject, something that Rocks!!
Big Audio Dynamite are reforming!
Mick Jones' post-Clash Rock/Hip Hop/Reggae outfit were one of my favourite bands of the '80s/'90s but I never got to see them live. Hopefully now I'll get that chance.
"Duck you suckers!"