I’m Wonder Woman!

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Wonder Woman (Volume 3) #40
Written by Gail Simone
Art by Aaron Lopresti

 

The Crows are a group of seemingly small boys who inspire hatred in people. They have turned Washington DC into a city of race riots in this issue. This is an intriguing villain and certainly one that can be used to explore current affairs. Etta Candy is revealed to be a Checkmate agent which was pretty cool use of continuity. It has been a while since we have seen Checkmate. I can’t say that I am looking forward to the Power Girl – Wonder Woman fight. I have never liked heroes vs. hero fight and I am pretty sure this one was done before in Brave and the Bold. Wonder Woman’s “I’m Wonder Woman” line to Power Girl was pretty badass though.

She Saves The Day And Sleeps For A Week

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Justice Society of America #35
Written by Bill Willingham
Art by Travis Moore

 

Willingham’s opening arc was really just to split the team. I must say that this two part story has been much better and I think people who were turned off by the first arc should come check this out and give him another chance. This issue read like like an old school JSA story in that all the members are spotlighted and transported to different dimensions by Mordru. Older comic fans will probably get a kick out of it and younger ones like myself will still love it. I also liked that it was Lightning that saved the day and not the usual older heroes. Good stuff. I find it amusing that she fell asleep for a week after using her powers like that to defeat Mordru.

Would Dick Grayson Really Do This?

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Batman and Robin #7
Written by Grant Morrison
Art by Cameron Stewart

 

After everything they have been through with the Lazarus pits, I really find it hard to believe that Dick would willing try to put Bruce in one of them. It just seems completely out-of-character to me. I don’t know. The art is definitely amazing and I loved every page but the story was – eh – not my cup of tea (no pun intended), but I guess we will see where this goes. Batwoman was a nice guest star and it made sense since the whole religion of crime thing.

Parallax Rebirth

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Green Lantern (Volume 4) #50
Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Doug Mahnke

Wow! I thought that the cover was just metaphorical but no, Hal becomes Parallax again in order to scare off the Spectre! Where is Nekron in all of this though. Why the focus on Spectre instead of him? Don’t get me wrong I liked the issue but I was just wondering what was going on with him. This is a nice anniversary issue because it harkens all the way back to Rebirth. Hey maybe Hal will stay as Parallax and we can get Kyle back! I highly doubt that but I am a Blue Lantern what can I say (:

Supergirl 48 and 49

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Supergirl (Volume 5) #48
Written by Sterling Gates
Art by Fernando Dagnino

Do you think making the corner of Austen and Byrne be in Suicide Slum was a deliberate insult to those writers? I sure hope not. I know Austen is supposed to be awful but Byrne is the one who created Silver Banshee! Anyways, Supergirl confronts Lana about her illness and it is apparently some strange disease no one can cure yet. Then Supergirl helps Henderson take on Silver Banshee who’s back-story is pretty interesting. How cool would it have been if Kara tracked down Linda Danvers to ask her about Silver Banshee? I remember them fighting a lot. Ugh. Anyways, this issue was good.

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Supergirl (Volume 5) #49
Written by Sterling Gates
Art by Matt Camp

I am surprised I didn’t guess it! Lana is becoming the Insect Queen again! During the Silver Age and during Kurt Busiek’s run on Superman Lana became the Insect Queen. That is what this disease is doing to her. I have to say that this was tremendous issue. Matt Camp’s art was fantastic and a treat to look at! They should keep him on this book if Igle decides to leave.

Super-Stalker

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Green Arrow & Black Canary #28
Written by Andrew Kreisberg
Art by Mike Norton and Renato Guedes

 

Too bad this whole storyline hasn’t been hampered by awful horrible art, because when it all comes together here it actually makes Cupid to be a very interesting super villain. A woman given an experimental serum by the military to make her more aggressive has the side-effect of causing her to become incredible violent and obsessive. She is the true Super-Stalker. I like the idea if not the execution. Mike Norton’s art and the inker are just plain awful on this book. I can not wait for it to change.

Warlord 9 and 10

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The Warlord (Volume 4) #9
Written by Mike Grell
Art by Grell

I love that this issue features a guy with a video camera interviewing people about the life of Travis Morgan – The Warlord. It serves as a great plot device to update new readers like myself. The half-naked people and sex can be a little distracting at times, but oh well I suppose it is part of the appeal of the book and the world of Skartaris.

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The Warlord (Volume 4) #10
Written by Mike Grell
Art by Grell and Chard Hardin

I have to say that enjoy Hardin’s art much better then Grell’s. Grell’s art seems…well…old and seventies. Hardin’s style is just easier on the eyes. I am liking this arc a lot as we discover more about the Warlord’s past.