Thursday, August 11, 2016

Five Comics

Four from this week and one from last week.

Flash 4
This has been so much fun. Barry is teaching the new speedsters when a clue comes in about Black Hole. Team Flash heads out to investigate. I love Meena and August. And that last page.... DC has been giving us some wonderful last pages lately.

Superwoman 1
So not what I expected. So much more than I expected. I'm not reading Action -- just Superman -- so I needed the bits of fill-in exposition/narration, which probably wasn't enough. Still, I was able to follow this. Somehow, Lois of the New 52 Earth got super powers when the New 52 Superman died, and she wasn't the only one. This got rather complicated and seems to be feeding into the whole mystery of New 52 Superman's death. Phil Jimenez handles writing and pencils, and it's always a treat for me to gaze upon page after page of his art, which in this is ably inked by Matt Santorelli. I won't spoil this, but I will say that I can't wait for issue 2.

Wonder Woman 4
A Year One chapter. Steve is recovering, and a contest is conducted to determine who will escort him back to Man's World and act as ambassador for Themyscira, knowing they will never be able to return. Rucka is capably handling the alternating storylines (that I hope will converge at some point, with the past becoming relevant to the present) and Scott's art is lovely. I don't think anyone can draw more expressive eyes than she can.

Lumberjanes Gotham Academy 3 (of 6)
This is so much fun. We get the backstory of the teen keeping everyone hostage for a birthday celebration, while the group grows as the rescuers get captured and trapped in the magical lodge.

Kill or be Killed 1
The latest from Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips follows an assassin, but things aren't as clearcut as that. An interesting character study, with the requisite violence and darkness. There's an evil here that might not be of this realm. I'm hooked and can't wait to see where Brubaker is going with this.


  1. I loved the heck out of Wonder Woman, and yes Nicola Scott's art is simply exquisite. And she also portrays a variety of body types and faces... which is equally delightful.

    1. She's definitely one of my favorite artists.