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Paying Homage to the Past 1

The Silver Age Huntress was Bruce and Selena's daughter but after Crisis on Infinity Earths her background was rewritten and the family connection was gone.  Still this issue stands out among many other notables in this series for pairing the two of them up.  They coincidentally take own the same drug house, but then have a difference of opinion on what to do with the money.  Selena sells Helena on a bigger score, taking down the Cartel's Gotham stronghold.  Selena is after fun and money, Helena...

6 out of 6 found this review helpful.

One of the highlights of the Contagion crossover 0

One of the things I loved so much about this series (except for the last year's worth of issues) was the fact that it let Selena be her regular sassy mischievous self but when the chips were down, she always took the side of the angels.  Here she teams up with Azrael and Tim Drake to try and find one of the survivors of the Contagion virus in the hopes of finding a cure in his blood.   Let me say first of all (for reasons I have stated before) that I loved her arctic-camouflage costume:   A l...

7 out of 7 found this review helpful.

Fairly Entertaining 2

The first Catwoman series bounced around between Selena acting like a hero and acting like a thief.  In order to show her as the hero of a story, even when she is not a hero, she had to have some different things which she tried to steal other than the usual.  In this issue she is planning on stealing a movie script and selling it to a rival producer.  The issue starts out with a sort of King Kong or Jurassic Park feel to it.  The cast is on a remote island and there is a runaway gigantic robot ...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

This issue is a jive bunch of turkeys, not the JLA 3

To be honest when reading this I didn't know that Black Lightning used to talk like Shaft in order to hide his mild mannered occupation as a teacher.  Which left me shaking my head for the first few panels until I figured that out (but of course that in turn made the cover make a lot less sense.)  The concept behind the issue is kind of weird.  The JLA is debating whether they should take on Black Lightning as a member and so they decide to test him, and so they set up a series of challenges for...

6 out of 8 found this review helpful.

I should thank the fans back then for still buying this title 6

After reading this issue I am not sure how we have a modern Wonder Woman, but I am a Wonder Woman fan, so I have to thank the fans back then for keeping the character and the series alive despite such bad writing.  The issue begins with Diana professing her love for Steve Trevor, but then the next day he disappears in a plane crash, and is supposedly dead.  She discovers that General Parnell has been keeping a scrapbook of her and then allows him to woo her. Their short romance isn't that well d...

8 out of 9 found this review helpful.

Golden Age Hokum 0

Out of the realm of completely random reviews comes a review of Wonder Woman (volume 1) issue 93.  There are  three main stories and two side stories.  The main stories are cute but don't necessarily show their age that well.  In the first Diana's mother has disappeared and is presumed dead and so she returns to Paradise Island to take over her rule.  If Diana gets completely dressed in the queen's attire she will become queen and even if Hippolyta returns they won't be able to reverse it.  But ...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

What's not to love? 0

Both the writers of the league in the real world and the team members in the fictional world decide that they need more female members, so Zatanna is elected to the team.  Surprisingly Zatanna turns them down, but not without reason, she is trying to escape the notice of an old foe, the Warlock of Ys, who is holding Hal Jordan captive while magically impersonating him.  She does however leave a clue when she turned the league down.  In a poorly tied in subplot the Atom and  Batman piece together...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Not this way 4

The short lived Elektra series had as its goal to give a new direction to the former assassin and establish her as somewhat of a hero and on the whole it did a fairly good job.  A decent cast of supporting characters was established and the storylines were decent, with even some new and interesting villains being introduced.  The series suffered a little from a change of writers after issue 13, after which the supporting characters (except Nina) were mostly forgotten.  The main problem with the ...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Decent end to the story arc 1

After Elektra finishes dealing with the group of assassins intent on killing the Architect, he gets what he wanted all along - Elektra will be the one to kill him.  Elektra is aware of his plans though and has enlisted Doctor Strange's help to make sure the Architect is not capable of possessing a new mortal body.  The issues contains one funny exchange between Elektra and Doctor Strange after he "accidentally" uses his astral form to talk to her while she is in the shower.  The climactic fight ...

7 out of 7 found this review helpful.

Elektra beats them all 2

This short lived series featured a partially redeemed Elektra trying to establish herself in New York City.  It took away from some of the regular motivations and behaviours from her past and tried to establish her as a regular superhero.  Issue 7 shows though that our favourite martial artist in red still is an unstoppable fighting force.  As assassins descend on New York City to prove they are worthy of the reward for killing the Architect by trying to kill each other, Elektra attempts to stop...

8 out of 8 found this review helpful.

Too much of too much 0

This particular issue (from more than ten years before I was born) is sort of a catch all for what can be wrong with a Wonder Woman type of story.  Diana has been subject to a public witchhunt led by Martin Markham for the previous few issues.  She has just been released from jail to find Mars (the god, not the planet) in the New York City harbour with the plan of destroying buildings until the US government agrees to make him supreme ruler of the world.  Direct battle is avoided, Diana is sure ...

3 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Not as good as I might have hoped for 4

The second volume of Secret Origins is probably best remembered for two specific issues.  In issue # 32 Black Canary is retconned as an original member of the JLA (a status which she still holds.)  However, it is issue # 10 that is perhaps referenced the most in comic book canon, and that's because it offers the purposefully vague origins of the Phantom Stranger.  Not one but four origins are offered, and the reader is left wondering which one was the most accurate.  Unlike a contemporary reader...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Gimmicky but the gimmick works 3

Switching genders is a seldom used plot device in fiction, but it is one which has been around since antiquity.  Superman & Batman offers up a different take on this, as Bruce is thrown into an alternate dimension where all the genders are reversed.  He meets female versions of Superman and Batman, and a male version of Supergirl.  It was a nice twist that in this reality that the Huntress is Batman (which would make Bruce in this dimension the Hunter) and I was also pleasantly surprised whe...

7 out of 7 found this review helpful.

Enter at your own risk 0

I never really thought that anything that happened in the Harley Quinn series was really comic book canon, as the stories were so bizarre (not necessarily in a good way) and seemed to exist out of continuity.  However, this issue had me fascinated for reasons I can't really explain.  Part of it was that I read it when I was 12 - I was already a comic book fan since 6 years, but sleepovers were just starting to become popular for me and my friends.  This issue sort of seemed to go along with this...

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

Good launch for new team 0

This issue formed the basis for the dissolution of the silver age Justice League of America.  At the time sales in the JLA were relatively low, and the Teen Titans was leading the way for DC teams.  It was decided that the JLA should represent a more down-to-earth team as opposed to the greatest heroes in the world.  Gone were Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, Superman and the Flash, and in were Vibe, Vixen, Gypsy and Steel.  Also gone were the fictional settings, in Detroit was their new hom...

3 out of 4 found this review helpful.

One of the best ever 3

Comics focused around the personal lives of characters are relatively common in comic books.  They serve as an interlude to the regular action of the series and being character driven, they will show the true ability of the writer.  In Nightwing #25, Chuck Dixon earned my eternal praise as a writer for his marvelous story and no matter what else he does or has done in his career I can always have this issue to look back on.  When I was a young girl, I was habituated to visiting the comic booksto...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

A psychological masterpiece 0

Chuck Dixon should be forever remembered for his run on the first 25 issues or so of Nightwing.  The chracters were so nuanced, the dialogue rich, mystery abounded and perhaps best of all was his analysis of Dick's inner turmoils.  Dick is still fresh off of Knightfall when Bruce handed the cowl to Jean-Paul and not him, and all of his feelings about where he belongs are always lingering.  Finally he has his own city to protect but he is still taking orders from Bruce.  After he figures out that...

3 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Like a JLA story from the glory days. 0

My dad seemed to be a lifelong collector of the Justice League.  His collection wasn't complete, he only started at around issue 60.  He passed his admiration for this team onto me, and I read his collection a few times through when I was young.  The one thing I used to love about the old Justice League was the fact that it was the most powerful heroes on the planet working together on missions they couldn't handle alone.  After the breakdown of the Silver Age team (and the last time my favourit...

7 out of 8 found this review helpful.

One of the all time greats 2

Suicide Squad # 22 gets my vote for the all-time most overlooked comic book in history.   The concept is completely absurd.   A team of super-villains which has been sanctioned by the government gets the call to go after Rick Flag - one of the few heroes on the team and its leader.   Flag had been having a rough time since his girlfriend Karin Grace returned, seemingly from the dead, only to die again.   The team has become his new family and the only thing he has got left.   Now a Senator come...

8 out of 9 found this review helpful.

Forward or Backward - Just choose one 0

These landmark issues which try to look forward while also looking back often lack enough focus to be considered a really good comic.  Of DC's Trinity only Batman had a 600th issue which advanced a major plotline (I belive it was the beginning of Legacy.)  In Action comics 600 Superman and Wonder Woman kiss and discuss whether they should be a couple.  In fact there are a couple or parallels between this and AC 600.  A teamup between Diana and Clark, and the beginning of a new direction for the...

9 out of 17 found this review helpful.