I am a huge Harley Quinn fan so I just had to pick up the latest book by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti. The book exceeded my expectations. The artwork by Rafael De Latorre is just stunning. It does a wonderful job of taking a book that could have been seen as an upbeat comic book for tweens, and making it a book that does justice to the more serious subject material. At its heart this is a book about a young girl struggling to find her purpose in the world. She is desperate to be noticed for doing something extraordinary. Something that many of us can relate to, who didn’t go through a phase of wanting to be a pop, rock or movie star. Dru Dragowski dreams of being a super hero and saving the world, what’s scary is the lengths that she is willing to go to so she can achieve her dream. There is no evil or malice in the choices she makes but she’s very lucky that they don’t lead to disaster. On the surface is this a fun book, but from a parents perspective it’s a little scary. Dru admits to having a happy home life and wonderful parents yet she isn’t happy and puts herself and them in danger. It also tackles the topic of child abuse, Dru’s friend Tana is being beaten by her father, a potential chance for Dru to help her friend and be a real super hero.
There is so much more to this book than I expected. The themes that are being addressed in the book make it a wonderful example of what comics can be. I’m very excited for what is coming in the next issue.
Wow!! 17 new Secret Wars titles were added to the Marvel Unlimited app this week. That’s a lot of comics to read but great value for money. If fact, buying them individually would have been around the same price as the annual subscription cost of the app.
I’m trying really hard to like this but I just can’t get into it. The story pits Tony Stark against his brother Arno, in a region where armor has to be worn to survive. The story features a murder investigation and corporate espionage. I’m interested to see where the story goes and I really hope there are going to be some twists and turns in the tale before it ends.
This one I liked. Great characters who play well off each other. The tension builds as the kids try and make it to their final exam. Love the twist at the end. Valeria makes a great villain.
Ivar, Timewalker comes to an end this week, sorry to see it end but very excited about the new titles that Valiant is going to be adding in the next few weeks. Some great leading women coming our way from Valiant as Dr. Mirage and Faith make their debuts soon.
I’m not too familiar with Lucifer so I thought I’d take a look at the new book, before I start watching the tv show next month. Harley will always make the list. I’m loving the Little Black book sealed covers at the moment. As I’m such a big Harley fan I just have to give Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti’s new book a read. I’m really enjoying the stuff that AfterShock is putting out so far. Aspen Comics releases the final issue in the current volume of Jirni this week, I just love the artwork in these books.