Written by Pat Vis
Over the years through my journey as a comic book aficionado, I’ve come across a lot of random comics, either through sale or giveaways. Sometimes I’ll read the old books I pick up, but a lot of the time it’s just a random issue of an old comic from before my time. This week we’ll be looking at some of those old comics. Let’s dig in!
Silver Sable & The Wild Pack #1 (Marvel Comics)
It’s time I let you in on a little secret; the early 90s was a very strange time for comics. This period was a major boom for the comic book industry. It wasn’t uncommon for #1 issues to sell a couple million copies a piece. The collector’s market was also booming at the same time, with people buying #1s assuming they’d be worth thousands of dollars down the road. Of course, this all collapsed upon itself (which led to some really weird stuff in the late 90s). I feel bad for any collectors who bought this #1, because I bought it (and four more issues of this series) for two dollars.
The first thing you’ll notice when you pick up Silver Sable is the cover; oddly enough it’s hard to miss. Again, this was the 90s, and gimmick covers were the bee knees. You’ll note that the Silver Sable herself is indented out and silver, as is the title of this book. It’s a weird effect and makes me think I should use this book for tanning on my patio. The book itself is alright, with my biggest complaint/notice being that Silver Sable is a very unpleasant character. She is constantly snappy and bitchy to other characters in the book. I know they’re trying to show a strong female character, but there are other ways than making her completely unlikable. Their idea of feminism is “Men are terrible” and “Stupid men!” and variations of such. It’s the definition of a straw feminist.