Week 9 2014 | Part 2 | Comic Reviews


By: Cynthia A.

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Batman and Two-Face #28

The Big Burn: Inferno

Two-Face knows that Bruce is Batman!  When the heck did he figure that out?  I guess it’s not that big of a deal considering he has always kept the secret to himself, and he was always a rather smart guy, so in hindsight, it’s not that far-fetched.  Anyway, it was a rather interesting issue as Batman saves all the bad guys and puts the other bad guys in jail.  All I know is that this was a very interesting story arc to fill in the gap of the missing Robin (who I personally hope will be Carrie Reilly).

All in all, a fast paced issue with a lot holding it together and a lot keeping it together as a whole.  The story was well thought out and the flashbacks really worked to build the overall tension and relationship between these three characters, making their alliance all the more exciting to read.

But really, as much as I love Tomasi and his writing, how long is he going to drag out the new Robin reveal…unless he plans on bringing back Damien?  Hey, a fan girl can hope.

WRITER: P. J. TOMASI

PENCILLER: P. GLEASON

INKER: M. GRAY

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Red Hood and the Outlaws #28

Promises, Promises

Man, these guys just cannot catch a break.

So in this issue, Jason is trying to get back together with Isabelle, the girl he was seeing before the whole “Death in the Family” story line where she was drugged with the Joker Toxin (because Joker is awesome and knows exactly who everyone is).  But Isabelle is having conflicting feelings about that and is wondering if she should move on from Jason or not.  Needless to say, she dumps him because his whole life, incredibly far from normal and much more than she can handle.

With all of that thrown together, it was an interesting issue and the highlight of it was the characterization surrounding Kori, aka Starfire.  Not only does she joke and have a lighter air about her, there is also the added fact that she is actually showing emotions that make her all the worthwhile to read.  Her character growth and the overall characterization of the characters, Jason especially, makes this a comic worth reading.  Tynion will turn haters of Jason in to lovers.  Trust me, I speak from experience.

WRITER: J. TYNION IV

ARTIST: S. SEGOVIA

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Teen Titans #28

Without You

Um, Kid Flash has to remain part of the Teen Titans or I will flip man.  They already took away Kon (whom they had better return soon) and now they have taken away Bart!  Um no, this is a big problem.  Scott Lobdell stop messing with the perfect team you created!  It was wonderful!  Perfect!  You made me like Cassie!  Heck, you actually gave Cassie a strong personality.

This series has had such a great dynamic since the beginning, but after two years, the team seems to be falling apart now.  In Lobdell’s attempt to create tension within these group of teenage heroes, he is tearing apart the very foundation that had made this series work.  Granted the characterization is still there, and of those remaining team members, the dynamic is still strong, but with each member seemingly taken out of the picture, the series is losing the charm that hooked in readers.  The only thing now that is keeping readers is the remaining characters and the tension and secrets held by Raven and Superboy.  Other than that, with fan favorites vanishing, there really is nothing left to keep readers hooked.

WRITER: S. LOBDELL

PENCILLER: T. KIRKHAM

INKER: A. THIBERT

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