Hey did you ever hear about how JJBA got an American rip off comic?
I just looked it up and it did not disappoint.
I think the most insulting thing about this is how the author of Diesel, Joe Weltjens, didn’t even bother calling it something else. He just keeps using the term “Stand” like it’s no big deal. He can’t even kill off a different animal instead of a dog.
Stuff like this was exactly what was wrong with the comic book industry in the 90s. They’d try to turn something cool into a comic book, but fail to recognize what made it cool in the first place. Weltjens saw JoJo and tried to turn it into another knockoff of Marvel. The main character’s Stand just looks like a blue Incredible Hulk, and everything else in the comic looks like a third-rate X-Men spinoff. Meanwhile, Marvel was already doing Hulk and X-Men comics, and they were teetering on the verge of bankruptcy.
Meanwhile, the whole charm of the Stand concept was the way Araki would use it to build suspense. Diesel #1 introduced like a half dozen Stands all at once, which completely defeats the point. Maybe he knew he only had one issue to sell the idea, but you don’t just slap everything together like this and call it good.