BREAKING NEWS | Helena has a tattoo on her hip.
Interesting way to remember your parents Hel. Admittedly, it could’ve been done better.
On that note, does this mean Kara uses her x-ray vision to peak under Helena’s clothes if she hasn’t seen it ‘exposed’ before?
EARTH 2 | Bruce and Selina know what it means to be happy.
Dear DC Comics,
Can we PLEASE get more Earth-2 books set in the past?
I know I’ve said this before, but I’m going to say it again:
Your Earth-2 Trinity is so much more interesting than your mainstream one. They actually are -GASP!- different.
(Imagine how much more money you would be making right now if you actually did that).
That moment when Selina Kyle is written better outside of her own book. This was a great issue by Peter Tomasi!
In other news, BatCat week is coming up soon, gotta start planning my material for it.
After all, one can’t celebrate the awesomeness that is Helena Wayne without celebrating her parents. ;)
At least this panel was nice even if everything else about this issue tied my stomach into a very tight knot.
Looking forward to Emanuela Lupacchino’s issue next month for the artwork alone. After that, who knows what the future holds, but maybe Tom Taylor taking over Earth-2 in a few months will get me to start buying that book again.
Batman/Superman came out this week, and while I felt the development of the plot felt a bit rushed and random in some places, I did enjoy the trip to Earth-2’s Smallville and especially seeing Earth-2’s Bruce Wayne.
The only thing that will be a pleasant surprise to me is if we at least get a glimpse of Bruce’s family on Earth-2. I myself couldn’t resist seeing a Baby Helena Wayne with Selina. :3
The only thing I didn’t really like about this issue is that Superman’s characterisation felt really off in some parts (then again, he’s been New 52’d so not entirely Pak’s fault), and I still can’t wrap my mind around Bruce dislocating Selina’s shoulder to incapacitate her. Not only did it not really make much sense within the context of the story (it felt random to me), but it also doesn’t strike me as something that Batman would actually do.
Another potentially unpopular opinion here, I actually did like the art in this issue. The art alone was probably the best thing for me since I felt Jae Lee’s art successfully captured the nostalgia feel of Smallville as well as the very gothic feel of Gotham. Parts of it felt really surreal as well, which I think added to the feel of the book. The colourist too did a phenomenal job at drawing me into the story with each page and very much enjoyed the use of pastels.
What are your thoughts on today’s Batman/Superman?
That awkward moment when the preview for Earth-2 #13 deliberately changes Kendra Muñoz-Saunders’ name to some iteration of Shiera Hall, aka the original Earth-2 Hawkgirl.
This isn’t looking good…especially if begins to potentially answer the question for why James Robinson left the title.
I’m starting to wonder now if this was a last minute change that was done without Robinson’s knowledge or if he was asked to change her name….
Is it too early to start predicting new Earth-2 Batman will eventually turn out to be Dick Grayson who’s still attached to the Earth-2 Batfamily? Albeit a more violent version of the character who kills people?
On the bright side, Barry Kitson draws a very gorgeous Helena Wayne. <3
The most important question that was asked this issue.
Answer? An unsurprisingly watered down and cliché characterisation of Desaad on a plot that leads to nowhere.
Anyone care to wager me on that? :)