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Review: DC Bombshells #32


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By Philip Schweier
Aug 9, 2017 - 11:07

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You know that scene in Avengers when Thor is about to say something to Loki, and a split-second later Iron Man swoops in knocking Thor off the edge of the cliff, leaving Loki to wonder WTF? Yeah, that doesn’t happen here. Apparently common sense works differently in this alternate universe.


In the time it takes Supergirl’s adoptive mother to drop a plane on Faora, there are paragraphs of dialogue, way more than could ever be spoken in the split second between arrival and impact. It so disappointing to discover a new title that offers so much, and then see the execution stagger like a drunken sailor.


As the battle of super-beings around Leningrad continues, we learn the origin of this reality’s Raven. It’s a tale as old as time, and destined for tragedy, as usual.


This series typifies why I don’t enjoy reviewing single issues of modern comics. Each is merely a chapter in an overall story, and while the first two issues I reads showed so much promise and innovation, taken as a whole, Bombshells #29-32 eventually stumbled and fell – hard. I blame the entire creative team, especially the editor, for failing to keep the book on an even keel.


Were I in control, I would modify the costume designs, away from evening dresses and high heels. I would also reduce the amount of dialogue when practical, especially in the heavier action scenes.

 

Suffice to say, it’s a series best read in small, monthly bites. I fear it won’t age well when repackaged for the trade edition.


Rating: 4/10

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Last Updated: Aug 9, 2017 - 11:09

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