By Philip Schweier
Aug 9, 2017 - 11:07
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.