Some of this week's comics...

I hate Gail Simone.
Okay, not really. But I do hate that she's leaving BOP. I'm torn though. She's leaving BOP to write WONDER WOMAN, and WW needs it bad!!
I also hate that she made me cry in this issue!! What a great ending to her run. It would be really easy to stop buying the book right here. It was perfect. It ended, but is still open to continue. How do you do that!? LOL!!
And that four-page spread (which should've been a fold-out, dang it) was awesome. I totally didn't see that coming or how Babs was going to get out of her predicament. Great work by Simone! We love you Gail!! Can't wait for WONDER WOMAN 13!!!

Despite some hideously piss-poor anatomy on the cover, the art in this issue is just gorgeous!! Who is Paulo Siqueira and why haven't I seen his work before?
The story is pretty interesting. Loved BC kicking Kobra's tail. That was fun, and very in the characterization that Gail Simone established for her in BOP.
Not sure what to say about the story. I wasn't a fan of the idea of Dinah being saddled with a kid, but now that Sin's here, I don't want anything to happen to her!! Not sure where this is going, but the cover to BC 4 does not bode well for a happy ending...

COUNTDOWN 41. JULY 18 2007
I'm glad I'm so lazy. Last week I was going to complain about how the amazons are attacking America over in AMAZONS ATTACK...but Holly and Harleen are hanging out in some sort of amazonian women's shelter in COUNTDOWN...and nobody cares? But in this issue the repercussions started. Saved from foot-in-mouth that time!!
And the art was so much better in this issue. The art in COUNTDOWN 42 was so many levels of suck I don't know where to begin, so I won't.
Not nearly enough Donna Troy. Una? Ugh is more like.

Well, wow, it only took four issues for this to start to get interesting.
I've loved it all along, if only for Pete Woods art *faint*. But started rocking in this issue. Although, I thought Superman was supposed to be faster than a speeding bullet...okay, whatever. Not so much anymore, I guess.
The resolution to the cliffhanger from WONDER WOMAN 10 was kinda lame. I really would've liked to have seen just how far poser Hippolyta would go.
And please give us some answers: How did the amazons come back? When? How come, when at the time of her death the monarchy of Themyscira had been abolished, Hippolyta is suddenly queen of the amazons again? AARRGGHH!!

And now for this week's Greatest Comics Moment!
From the pages of JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA 11:

The highlighting is all mine. I take full credit. If I could write it in the sky with neon lights...trust me, I would. It's like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders. The only thing that could make me happier is if it had read: "Michael Turner's last cover for DC Comics EVER!" Then all would be right with the world. (Plus it's funny that they mis-spelled Michael...I love it!)

That's my opinion. And it's my blog. Get over it.


  1. I thought I was the only person alive who did not understand the appeal of Michael Turner. He's God awful, yet he keeps doing cover after cover after cover. I wonder what he's got as blackmail over the suits at DC.

  2. "The art in COUNTDOWN 42 was so many levels of suck I don't know where to begin, so I won't."

    I dont know, I liked 42 but do agree that 41 was much better than Countdown has generally been.

  3. walt - Oh yay! A soul mate!! Sometimes he does stuff that's alright. But for the most part I just don't get the appeal.

    anonymous - I guess I shouldn't say it sucked, that's childish and immature (two things I've NEVER been accused of...heh). Everyone has different tastes (see: Michael Turner). But I will say that it just did not appeal to me at all. It was hard for me to read because the art just didn't do it.