Thursday, October 06, 2016
Comic Shop Comics: October 5th
This issue, entitled "Uprising Part 2" and drawn by Laura Braga and Mirka Andolfo, concludes the the Mera vs. Siren battle for the fate of Atlantis, seemingly brings some closure to The Joker's Daughter vs. Zatanna sub-plot and introduces the next storyline, which will involve an African kingdom and the Queen Mari of Zambesi, aka Bombshell Vixen.
Also, this universe's Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy, whose romantic relationship is as explicit as it can get in a DC comic, totally do it, but in a way that's more cute than titillating. After suggestive talks of bondage and undressing, they kiss, and then disappear under the covers, little cartoon hearts floating above the sheet.
I just saw this morning that Bennett will be writing the next volume of a Batwoman comic, which surprised me in that DC had seemed to take some pains to retool Detective Comics into a Bat-team book in which Batwoman was the central character. I can't think of a better writer for the series than Bennett though (maybe Devin K. Grayson?), who has been writing a pretty great Batwoman for 18 issues of this series so far. I might personally prefer any of the great artists who have worked on Bombshells join her on the Batwoman ongoing, but then, I would only miss the likes of Braga and Andolfo drawing the scantily-clad 'ships of World War II battling the Nazis.
Cool Halloween-colored cover, though.
I still haven't gotten #1 yet–IDW? Local comic shop? Diamond? Whose fault is this?–but Grotus was the focus of last issue's back-up as well, making me wonder if perhaps Grotus is going to star in all the back-ups.