Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Geeky Girl Tuesday: DC Relaunch, pt 2
For more info on the relaunch and a view of what I've read so far, check out part one.
This week, it was (mostly) all about the ladies. I was really excited about several of these, and for the most part they didn't disappoint.
Good news: if you've missed any of The New 52, DC is issuing reprints each week, so there's still a way to get your hands on a physical copy (or if you don't mind, DC is selling digital copies as well).
Artwork: 4/5--Some good action scenes, and great title page. Very angular characters (Batman's huge chin will probably start to get on my nerves).
Story: 4.5/5--Some good groundwork, a nice introduction to all of the main players and a twist at the end that has some interesting potential for the rest of this arc.
Potential: 4.5/5--While I still liked Detective Comics better, this one is still a heavy contender and one I'll keep following.
Birds of Prey #1
Artwork: 3.5/4--I tend to prefer the rougher look of a more hand-drawn style as opposed to the slick air-brushed look of Birds. The figures are all well done, and aren't so over the top sexualized, which was nice.
Story: 4/5--I'm all about starting in media res, and I liked the action of this one, but I felt that Starling was left out in the cold a bit. I still know nothing about what makes her tick.
Potential: 4/5--I'll keep following this one at least until the team's together. If the characterization is still a problem, I'll probably let this one drop.
Artwork: 5/5--Sexy, violent, and at times funny, the artwork is a perfect reflection of the character.
Story: 4.5/5--I have no real feeling for where the story is going, but it was a great introduction to a character that many may just know as Eartha Kitt or Michelle Pfeiffer.
Potential: 4.5/5--If nothing else, you'll want to know what happens the morning after. Definitely one I'll keep following.
movie. But with the relaunch, I wanted to support as many female characters as I could, so I picked it up. A great place to start as it is a traditional origin story, no back knowledge needed.
Artwork: 4.5/5--I'm still not in love with the cover, but the inside is great. The redesign of her costume fits with the uniform idea thrown around. The final splash page is a real treat as well.
Story: 5/5--I love how you're thrown into the confusion of Kara as she wakes up on this strange world and discovers her powers for the first time. No happy bunny exploration though, this is a chaotic discovery.
Potential: 5/5--I can't wait to see where this goes from here.
Wonder Woman #1
Artwork: 3.5/5--I was worried as soon as I saw the teaser cover. The artwork inside is very Saturday morning cartoon. However there are a few panels here and there that I really loved.
Story: 4/5--While I really enjoyed it (and all the Greek mythology thrown in), it could be hard to follow if someone didn't know much about Diana or her ties to Greek roots.
Potential: 5/5--What can I say, I'll stick with this no matter how bad it gets. But, the story looks promising, so I'm keeping my hopes up.
Have you picked up any new comics lately? Which ones interest you?