Sunday, March 24, 2013

Sabretooth, one mean kitty

Sabretooth: Mary Shelly Overdrive (2002). Where the hell did this story come from? It seems out of place. Even the series title is confusing. Mary Shelly, okay something about Frankenstein. Overdrive? As in Maximum Overdrive? Really?
The story starts off with Sabretooth at the wrong place at the wrong time. Then it becomes a day in the life of Sabretooth (when he is not harrassing Wolverine).

The story plays out like a movie, which I guess was the author's intent. Boy meets girl. Bad guys are after girl. Boy needs to protect girl. In this case, bad guy meets girl. Undead mercenaries are after girl. Bad guy needs to protect girl from bad(der?) guys, kill some mercenaries, and save the day. Oh, and the girl is infected so she'll probably need to die. The end.

Sabretooth definitely takes a beating in this series, so let's take a look at what he goes through.

It all starts with a knife in the throat.  Then shot a few times with a semiautomatic, followed by shots from a pistol.  His arm gets broken.  He gets shot with multiple traquilizer darts followed by many many many rounds from multiple high impact assault rifles.  Then shot a few more times, his throat slashed, and stabbed in the heart.  At one point he even got pinned to a wall crucifix style.

Knowing Sabretooth, he did give just as much as he got.  He ripped a guy's head off.  He chopped a guy's head off with some very large handheld mallet-like hatchets.  He ran over a guy with his motorcycle.  Then to top it all off, he threw a guy into the ocean wearing cement shoes.

Quite the day in the life of Sabretooth.  (Did you know he has a brothel that he frequents?)

Stand out moments in this story would have to be the variety of sound effects.

The story is action packed for sure, but the artwork is very...ugly.  The more I think about the story, the more it grows on me, but that artwork.  I know he is out of costume and all, but he looks like some skinny punk drug addict.