Pleasant Hill 11...
This was a far too belated, though well done, spotlight on one of the 'inmates' of Pleasant Hill: Absorbing Man. As bittersweet as the Day In The Life of This Random Prisoner was, at this point: who cares to read ~15 pages of it now that readers are more into the current jailbreak scenario happening. For good or bad, there were absolutely No Spoilers -or teases- in one mere flashback panel implying that Pleasant Hill will be shut down after The Avengers big battle. Now, the reveal of Creel's 'new girl' he's smitten with being ELEKTRA
was, like 100 times, more interesting than the pint-sized surprise reveal of WHIRLWIND
. The clever wordplay "THAT'S A LOT TO ABSORB" was notable but also ironic given this issue really offered very little intrigue with Hood's poorly named mere "smash and grab" team. And okay, there was some drama and development with Creel: his untapped love story in PH, his fear of committing to fight vs Thor-jane, his extreme and obsessive desire for revenge on SHIELD because of the whole mind rape thing, and of course the pivotally pending parting by Titania (who had a few decent scenes with him and thankfully was in the story, along with Hood, to total at least 2 title members featured in the issue).
Support Cancer and Alzheimers Research.
The inmate perspective hasn't really been done much in this crossover, which is supposed to be about their plight (right?). It was nice to see though, but ultimately, it does nothing to move the story forward. And the art was nice.
So... Creel throws Elektra halfway through a brick building. She's not even hurt?! Hmm... the Kube Kid must be making this place out of reality Legos or voxels or something.
Love that kiss between Creel and Titania. Aww...