So many comics came out this week. In fact, I’ll be splitting this up into two posts: one for Marvel comics and one for other companies. Let’s get started.
The non-Marvel comics I picked up include Batman 27, Supergirl 27, Animal Man 27, Legends of Red Sonja 3 and Pretty Deadly 4. I was going to pick up Mass Effect Foundations 7, but with all the other comics this week and the fact that the last few have been … mediocre at best, I decided to wait. Here are my first impressions; links to full reviews will be added as they’re posted.
Batman 27 was very good. It really delves into several major characters and their relationships. Batman’s attitude is challenged by Alfred. Officer Gordon talks of the corruption in Gotham’s police force and how it affected him around the time Bruce Wayne’s parents were killed. It really helps tie up a lot of Year Zero’s story arcs. I’ve been up and down with Year Zero, but this issue is simply worth reading.
Supergirl 27 was good. There are some interesting reveals and some neat ideas. It still feels as though Supergirl took a few steps back in character development, but this issue sold it better than the last. It also does a good job at showing how dangerous Lobo is. Because this is only the second issue into Tony Bedard’s run, it’s a good place to start reading about Superman’s cousin, who has almost consistently been more interesting than Superman since the New 52 began.
Animal Man 27 was good. There’s a lot of drama, a lot of intense action and some funny moments involving Buddy Baker’s wife. There’s so much going on that it’s hard to describe this issue beyond that. At this point though, we’re so far into the story that began with issue 1 that it’s a bit silly to recommend it for any new readers. For regular readers though, this is delightfully weird and definitely worth picking up.