Trinity of Sin: The Phantom Stranger #17
The Phantom Stranger, Pandora and one Cassandra Craft, have rallied together in order to save the all the magical users from being used as magi cal batteries in Nanda Parbat by Felix Faust and Nick Necro, Zatanna super bad ex and Constantine’s ex best friend. So these 3 magical beings are seeking help, first from Heaven, being stopped by the Spectre, then by Hell, finally gaining help from the sons of Trigon. This issue is the embodiment of the saying “the enemy of my enemy is my friend”.
So all in all, it was a very well developed issue that was catty and a good addition to the forever evil story line and it really is impressive that the writers have turned to darkness to stop darkness. It’s a clever twists and the underlying attraction that has developed between the Phantom Stranger Cassandra Craft. That subtle story line gives readers a glimmer of hope that one day, even though he may not find his salvation, phantom stranger may find some semblance of happiness that he had before. Over all a very well told issue, but question: Where’s the Question?
WRITER: J. M. DeMATTEIS
Batman/Superman Annual #1
I think Supergirl and Jason Todd have little crushes on each other. Seriously, just pick up this issue and readers will be able to see that writers have created some attraction between the characters. And for once…well, that’s a lie Supergirl has her moments in the new 52, but in this issue, she was incredibly likable. If only she would stay that way in her title comic.
Now, in this issue, Superman and Batman are tasked with gathering their “clans” by Mongol’s son to fight on warworld. Pitted against one another, Batman and Superman do not hold back any pushes and then talk about their loss of those who were important (seriously DC, bring back Kon and Damien). This issue makes their bond deeper and stronger and really adds a lot to their relationship within the DC Universe.
Also, this issue has officially made me a Kara/Jason shipper. Don’t judge me readers…okay, so maybe a little judgment is allowed.
WRITER: G. PAK
ARTISTS: J. LEE, K. ROCAFORT & P. TAN