Ugly Comic

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Green Arrow & Black Canary #25
Written by Andrew Kreisberg
Art by Mike Norton

Co-Feature by Kreisberg
Art by Renato Guedes

This is one ugly book! What has happened to Norton’s art – has the inker changed! I can barely look at this comic. It is awful. In one panel, Dinah’s hair is short and the next it is long! What the hell! We find out that Cupid was a woman who murdered her husband and her real name is Carrie. It was funny to see her kidnapping men and dressing them up like Green Arrow. Other then that there was nothing great about the main feature because I didn’t want to look at it! The Co-Feature is about Speedy telling bedtime story to Lian Harper and it was cute and it was a sight for sore eyes to see Guedes’s art after the horror that was the main feature art.

Lame

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Brave and the Bold #28
Written by J.M. Straczynski
Art by Jesus Saiz

Yes this issue was as lame as every other review said it was. Not only does it feature the boring Barry Allen as Flash instead of Wally, but it has Barry dressing up as a soldier because he can’t kill as the Flash. I don’t like him killing at all…and doing so just cause the writer wants to say how great the soldiers are is stupid and forced. Very lame.

Sirens 4 and 5

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Gotham City Sirens #4
Written by Paul Dini
Art by Guillem March

The Joker comes after the Sirens – apparently deciding he just wants to kill Harley once and for all. I didn’t expect to see Joker this soon post-Battle for the Cowl as I thought they were saving him for Morrison to deal with it. I guess I was wrong. This was a fun issue. Joker had a joker-blimp!

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Gotham City Sirens #5
Written by Paul Dini
Art by Guillem March

And I guess I wasn’t wrong after all – The Joker turns out to be Gaggy in disguise – a former lackey of the Joker who is jealous of Harley Quinn because she became Joker’s sidekick. I wonder if this a new character or an actual old Joker sidekick. I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s new, Dini always did create new bat-villains that seem like they have been around forever. This was a lot of fun and the art is superb. It definitely has improved since the first issue and I have to say this series is going strong. And hey Harley is in costume this issue!

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Superman #693
Written by James Robinson
Art by Fernando Dagnino

We finally get to see more of General Lane’s base of operations, 7734, and it was rather cool. Lane has planned for everything and is gaining power to stop the Kryptonians in a war he believes will happen. Mon-El withstands torture, both psychological and physical, and still won’t become a member of Lane’s team. I like how Lane mocks the Superman symbol, I suppose that will be the reason why Mon-El is going to put it on his costume – to make sure that people are still inspired by that famous S. People really need to be reading the Superman books right now, as this is all so wonderfully plotted and leading to something huge.

Who Is The Mystery Villain?

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Justice Society of America #32
Written by Bill Willingham and Matthew Sturges
Art by Jesus Merino

I have a feeling that All-American Kid is going to die, which sucks because I liked him but I guess that just shows that Willingham and Sturges are good writers and character creators. Mr. Terrific is definitely going to be back as his body is being held in stasis. This was by far the best issue of the Willingham and Sturges run so far. Power Girl acts more like a chairwoman then she did even under Johns’s pen. Things do go from bad to worse as everything catastrophic does keep happening. Chimera is shown to be an incredibly powerful character in this issue but I know he is not behind anything. Whoever is behind this is someone who knows the JSA well and he or she is doing a really good job at destroying them. I am looking forward to seeing how this concludes.

The Falcones Come Home

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Batman #692
Written by Tony Daniel
Art by Daniel

Um can I just say holy shit….this was better then I EVER expected. Tony Daniel’s Battle for the Cowl was an incoherent mess of a comic. So naturally when I heard he was taking over this book I rolled my eyes. I figured it would be awful. It turns out, it is actually pretty damn good. Daniel IS a good writer apparently. He does something I have wanted to see happen for a long time, follows up on the Falcone crime family as they return to Gotham led by Mario Falcone. He writes great Dick Grayson-Selina Kyle scenes. He creates an interesting group of villainous scientists led by Black Mask. All of this was completely unexpected. Well-done, Mr. Daniel, I think this is going to be a great run on Batman!

The Colors Are Coming Together

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Green Lantern (Volume 4) #47
Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Doug Mahnke

So the Red Lanterns seem to be invulnerable to attacks from the Black Lanterns because they have no heart or have had theirs replaced with rage. This is really interesting stuff. Johns is building a cosmology that is based on science fiction, mysticism, and all kinds of great concepts. I liked this issue as there wasn’t a lot of lame Hal moments. This is a great companion to Blackest Night. It was action-packed and intense.