Today’s new comic book post is a bit late, on account of yesterday’s immense day of news, and my surprisingly busy schedule during the day with Analog and such. It’s also strictly a DC week, this week, as Marvel had no prime releases on my pull list. Good thing, then, that DC decided to bring their A-game.
My recommended book for this week is absolutely Wonder Woman #23. Greg Rucka has closed out this arc in the most incredible fashion, retconning the origin of Wonder Woman in a way that is so fluid and seamless that it seemed like nothing had changed. The revelations about Ares, and the emotion in this book were phenomenal, and a hell of a way to get readers pumped for the film next week.
This smaller arc for Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps concluded in #21, and while it seemed insignificant in many ways, with the gauntlet and Sarko being so easily dispatched, the revelation about Sarko and Kyle Rayner will absolutely have a lasting impact. It will be interesting to see the dynamic between Hal and Kyle in their mission, moving forward, now that Hal has unknowingly killed Kyle’s son from the future.
I loved the first issue of Batman/The Shadow, and were it not for Wonder Woman, this would absolutely be my pick for the week. Snyder somehow crafted an even more amazing story, that moved quickly with the story taking front and center, and placing the building blocks for where this will go. The dynamic between Batman and The Shadow will definitely be shifting soon, and Snyder is clearly having a blast writing this book, which I’m sure is some sort of dream-come-true for the superstar writer.
The further in this team-up arc between most of Superman’s classic rogues gets, the more it feels like such a classic story. Both the art, and the writing, feel like such an amazing throwback to days gone by in comic books, and it’s been so much fun to read. The stakes feel real here, and given how difficult it was for Superman to beat Eradicator by himself, it will be interesting to see how Superman deals with this immense threat.