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Review: Bombshells United #11


By Philip Schweier
February 7, 2018 - 09:51

The lengthy Black Adam saga continues, as Kate Kane and Reneé Montoya are determined to prevent Black Adam from resurrecting his ancient queen, Isis. As a ‘70s child, I appreciate how she has been incorporated into the Shazam lore.

Part and parcel to this story is Kate and Reneé’s son, Jason. Like Jason Todd of the mainstream DCU, he has been resurrected by the Lazarus Pit, but the resemblance ends there. He is the Wesley Crusher of the Bombshell franchise, and I would love nothing more than to see him put out of our misery. In the midst of battle, as Black Adam uses his magic against the heroes, the little sh!t pauses to bewail his own un-life as a someone who should be dead. WAAAAY too philosophical for a 10-year-old boy. I would expect he would be running in fear, intent on nothing more than escaping Mr. Bad Touch.

The bright spot in this issue is artist Stephen Byrne, who brings a touch of Disney to the story. He’s got a comfortable, familiar style that I absolutely love – and I’m no fan of Disney. I’d seen his work before in the Justice League/Power Rangers series, but this is new and different, and better. I think that speaks to his versatility.

Were it not for Byrne, I’ll be grateful when this story arc ends. I feel it’s run way longer than it needed to, and the characters have grown tiresome. Bombshell’s is like one of those SNL skits that is turned into a movie. It doesn’t work in longer form, and is best consumed in smaller bites.

Rating: 3/10 for writing, 10/10 for art

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