By Hervé St-Louis
May 26, 2009 - 21:51
Black Canary and Green Arrow are in marriage counselling to try to fix their marital issues. But the one person in the couple that seemed to need the counsel the most is not the one that think it has a problem. Is Green Arrow but the punching bag of Black Canary? Will the therapist accept to help her patients when they clearly can lead to trouble right in front of her office? Worse, will Green Arrow and Black Canary figure out why all the sounds in the city have disappeared?
It’s fun that Black Canary seem to have more problems to fix than Green Arrow. But isn’t that a cliché plot that has been pulled a few times in Desperate Housewives? It’s the wife who wants her husband to go through therapy that is the cause of most of the problems in the couple? The story has its fun moments, but the way Black Canary is so angry becomes a caricature and threatens to make the reader find the whole sequence ludicrous. It’s a bad case of over acting inside a comic book. A more subtle approach would have been just as efficient without having to shout at the reader that its the wife that has a problem.
Rating: 7 /10