If you like your protagonists as unlikeable as possible then this is the book for you, as a bonus the nice people at IDW will throw in how NOT to portray women with them being either victimised or sexualised.
From the cover I had high hopes… I had hopes… ok I gave it a go. However from page one we’re introduced to an egomaniacal, sexist lug-head that insists on speaking to the reader (Deadpool he is not) boasting about himself and gearing up to tell us his origin.
Quickly we’re given a very generic origin for Jason, which sees him as a normal guy which for some reason equals ‘Loser’ in this tale. Jason likes a girl who is in an abusive relationship and gets beaten up by her boyfriend after trying to protect her. The fight is broke when Cerberus attacks, Jason grabs a baseball bat once owned by Babe Ruth, the bat becomes the mace of Hercules and melts into Jason’s skin transforming him into the mighty DemiGod.
We’re then told by the Man himself to come back next issue (no, thank you though, but no) to find out what happens next.
For an issue one it had what you’d expect, it has a simple origin and story and honestly it’s a little boring but it does the job of introducing you to this world.
The art is serviceable, nice colours with some really good action panels.
If the character isn’t made more relatable or at the very least less annoying this title isn’t going to last long or make a very good impact.
Who needs a likeable hero when you can have DemiGod, he’s got the looks, he’s got the muscles but by gum is he missing a brain.
This book misses the mark harder than it misses the point.
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