Monday, September 19, 2016

So Many Comics

I still have 3 to read from last week! With the Rebirth titles from DC being mostly awesome, my weekly stack is getting large. Here's what I managed to read so far.

Gotham Academy 1
Second Semester. Olive is stuck at the school over the holiday break and meets a new roomie who looks to be trouble. A fun book, though I'm not sure where it's going this semester.

Lumberjanes Gotham Academy 4 (of 6)
This has been a hoot. The gang tries to come up with a way to fulfill Louise's dreams so they can break the spell and be free of the cabin stuck in time. Things don't go according to plan. Of course.

Mockingbird 7
The only connection here is to Clint being on trial for killing Bruce Banner. Otherwise, Bobbi's got a mystery to solve. The guy who paid for her to be on the nerd cruise and claimed to have evidence that could free Clint turns up dead and things aren't what they seem. Are they ever? Rather tongue-in-cheek action/adventure tale.

Batgirl and the Birds of Prey 2
I officially give up on this. I can understand wanting to build up the team from scratch or near enough and I like that Babs was once Oracle before regaining her mobility and becoming Batgirl again. I can even allow for Huntress not yet being a friend of Babs and Dinah, yet. But this mishmash of a comic is mostly a mess. The plot isn't all that interesting, and even if the second issue isn't as ridiculous as the first was (Looking for some vague threat to the transit system, Dinah happens to be in the right car of the right train. Really? Way too coincidental for my taste.), it has it's lesser moments. We didn't need Batman showing up. The art is still ugly. And the banter is irritating. I'm done.

Flash 6
Whoa! I was wondering about that character. He seemed a bit too eager to use his new abilities, but I wasn't expecting that twist. This is getting dark. One of the better DC books right now.

Superwoman 2
This is an amazing book. The story and pencils by Phil Jimenez are brilliant, Lana shines  And that ending! That's two issues so far and both delivered a satisfying punch to the gut at chapter's end. I can't wait for issue 3.

Wonder Woman 6
From the utterly charming cover with Diana communing with a variety of animals through the continuing story detailing Diana's arrival in Steve's world, this book excels. Nicola Scott draws wonderful, expressive faces -- the eyes seem so real! And Rucka gives us a dose of reality, what would really happen when Steve shows up with an Amazon in an invisible plane that disintegrates as soon as they deplane. Dealing with the language barrier feels so natural and realistic. This book truly is a wonder. This may become known as the best version of Wonder Woman in comics ever.


  1. I loved Wonder Woman. Just loved it.

    I tried to read Birds of Prey and just couldn't stand it.

    1. I was trying to give Birds of Prey a chance, but it's just... ugh.

  2. Yep. For some reason I still had Gail Simone's version in my brain... but it just doesn't match up.