The new atom is a girl. I have to say, I am impressed with that. It was a great way to gender swap the characters. The show of development in Jason and referencing his past demise at the hands of the Joker (please introduce yourself to that original comic – it’s awesome), was really well written. It was small, but the dialogue on those few pages with the pair of them was good. Then there was the true depth of the friendship of the Trinity, that being Wonder Woman, Batman and Superman. Here in this issue we got to see just how much each of them cares about one another. It was also good to see Batman in a saner state of mind versus the heartbreaking point he is at in his name titles. The overall development of this comic is very well structured.
WRITER: G. JOHNS
PENCILLER: I. REIS
This Blood is Thick: Wounds
Alice! The other female Joker! She’s back! See, no one stays dead forever. Flamebird‘s new costume is cool and I think her name should have stayed the same as well. Personally, that’s just me. The artwork design on pages 8 – 10 were shoddy. The way the artist and the writers felt the need to highlight certain pieces of the art was stupid. It took up space and subtracted from the
WRITER: J. H. WILLIAMS III & W. H. BLACKMAN
ARTIST: T. McCARTHY
This was a hard comic to follow. The plot was not clearly established or developed and it didn’t flow. The writing and dialogue were choppy and confused the reader. That aside, the artwork and the mysterious figure near the end of the comic was cool. Also, so was the incorporation of other superheroes other than Batman in Gotham was cool. Here you have Katana, Martian Manhunter and Hawkman was pretty cool. But the two plot lines within the story did not seem cohesive at all. I could not follow it at all, maybe I missed something, but over all, it just didn’t work me.
WRITER: A. NOCENTI
ARTISTS: R. SANDOVAL, C. RICHARDS & S. MARTINO
INKERS: J. TARRAGONA, C. RICHARDS & W. WONG