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Spoiler Free Reviews
Slate & Ashe #1
This issue upset me dearly. Primarily because I can't read the next installment yet! Like Game of Thrones or weekends, this issue went by way too fast. We have an issue that combines heartfelt sorrow, humor, and intense action all in one all-too-short issue. Ashe has my vote for issue MVP because he is headstrong, can throw out one-liners, and has the best side mirror aim I've ever seen. AND I'VE SEEN PLENTY, THANK YOU. At the end, it looks like Ashe has his work cut out for him.
The art: I really enjoy the visuals, and the coloring was great. If page 15 doesn't impress you, I am not sure what to tell you. Even the little details...boarded up window, dumpster, air vents in the car...the art delivered.
5 out of 5 Switch-Locks
I picked up everything but Aquaman. Why not Aquaman? I don't have a good answer. I will probably buy it, but the voices in my head were adamant. Sorry Aqua-fans!
Of my favorites...
Action Comics: We see Iron Luthor helping out the fine citizens of Metropolis after the death of their Superman (the New 52 version). Classic Supes is having none of it, and confronts Luthor. GREAT dialogue, and it was nice to feel like I was reading SUPERMAN again. A couple of surprises in this issue, including the last panel. Great issue, but Luthor...we will see where this goes.
4 out of 5 Jimmy Olsens
Detective Comics: TIM DRAKE. That is all.
Just kidding, there is more. We see Batman and Batwoman putting an unlikely team together to get them into shape. Shape. Ha. Clayface is in the comic, so I made a funny. Well, funny might be a bit generous...
Great to see Tim, Stephanie Brown, and Cassandra Cain back. I am predisposed to love this book.
Downside: the Red Robin logo, and "Orphan"...that describes most of the Bat-Family.
4 out 5 Batarangs
The Flash: Wally and Barry. Barry and Wally. Finkle and Einhorn. This issue has great dialogue, be it Barry and Wally, or even the internal Barry thoughts as he is in the Batcave...awesome. VERY excited to see where we go next. Welcome back, Flash.
5 out of 5 stars
Quick hot on Wonder Woman...good read, great art...she has a lot of internal dialogue.
Steve's Soap Box
I know I jumped on DC with my lack of pleasure regarding the New 52, but I am very impressed with the start of Rebirth. A quick start out of the blocks are great, but if this is a 440, I hope we don't hit the wall. If we care about these characters, we will continue to invest in them. If the thing(s) we invest in is fundamentally changed, we sell our stock. DC's stock is increasing, and this is a great chance to increase their market share. I'm back after a long absence, I can't be alone.
Lastly, I need to stop reading comments on Facebook between comic fans. I was going to post some of the quotes, but the negativity is draining. All I will say is it is okay to like both DC and Marvel. GASP!!! THE HORROR! I also like Star Wars and Star Trek. Find the good in things. There's a lot of it out there.
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