As you all know, there’s a Boom! Studios book called What Were They Thinking? Which, coincidentally, was my exact thought when I read Hannibal Tabu’s unusual review/confession of Hunter’s Moon, a new Boom! book at CBR:
Before discussing our first Honorable Mention title, “Hunter’s Moon” #1, it’s time for some disclosure. The writer of these reviews was asked by Boom! Studios to serve as editor on this title during the last quarter of 2006. However, at the exact same time, an opportunity to start a committed relationship with a very demanding young lady popped up, and a choice had to be made. So the writer of these reviews essentially set the ball down and ignored it, which was wholly uncool and bordering on rude. So there’s some foreknowledge of the project. To be honest, this writer has been dodging the Boom! Studios overlord for months, feeling like a personal apology was owed (even watching the guy walk through the cafeteria at WWLA) but not being able to set aside the time to say it right. Let’s hope that at some point some kind of proper amends can be made.
Wouldn’t a good time be when that time he spent watching the guy walk through the cafeteria at WWLA? Luckily, the actual review gets that proper amends thing off to a good start:
However, looking at the issue at hand, some of the concerns that this writer had with “Hunter’s Moon” in the conceptual stage have carried through to execution. The story here has great atmosphere and emotional content, but is simply too slow. In the style of a film thriller, it does a great job of establishing the relationships between characters and making them important to the reader … but in a method that borders on plodding. If you like a nice, relaxing drive, this is a great comic … but if you’re often speeding to where you have to be, you might appreciate the craft of this work but it might be a smidge deliberate.
The moral of this story: If you have the chance to work at a comic book company, don’t get in a relationship with “very demanding” young people of the gender of your choice. And if you do, then apologize to the person in charge of the comic book company instead of telling the internet that you would’ve if only you hadn’t spent the time watching people cross crowded cafeterias before giving said person’s company’s new book a crappy review that kind of digs at a lack of editorial input to help a book that may have needed it, giving you another reason to apologize to said person. The end.