By Philip Schweier
May 22, 2018 - 15:44
Well, that would spoil the ending, but consider this: With dialogue of “…for I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds!” are spoilers really this book’s biggest problem? I would suggest not. It suffers from bad dialogue, bad art, and a maturity level aimed at 15-year-old girls.
Think of the trees that have died to provide paper for this drivel. I can’t imagine anyone at DC Entertainment believing this to be a title worth publishing, other than to reach a very narrow demographic. I would expect this series to have been canceled for lack of sales already.
In my opinion, the series suffers not only from poor dialogue, but also a misplaced reliance on the reader to remain aware of where each character was last issue. And there are A LOT of characters to keep track of, many of whom all seem to wear either the League of Their Own variant of the Batgirl costume, or 1940s-style lingerie.
Another failing is questionable art direction, but I don’t know if that’s the writer’s instructions or the artist’s lack of storytelling ability that fragments the story. In three pages, Amanda Waller steals a plane and attempts to bomb Japan, but with other events transpiring in a matter of minutes, one might think Waller did it all within the same time frame.
The artwork is highly stylized, and might work with another property, but I don’t know which one. Because the renderings are basic line drawings, I would suggest one of the cartoon-based titles where texture and depth-of-field are in less demand.