By Koppy McFad
July 5, 2008 - 01:30
Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman finally bring down the monsterous alien called Konvikt. While in the back-up story, the forgotten hero called Gangbuster returns, in action against three old supervillains.
This issue is a bit sparse. Basically, Superman shows off his power, Wonder Woman, her fighing prowess and Batman his detective skill, long enough to finally defeat Konvikt. And it is about time! This battle has taken up too much space. Still, the writers should be credited with finding a clever way to beat the villain instead of having the heroes just beat him into a pulp. Maybe now, the story can get moving.
The back-up story deals with a fortune-teller named Tarot who is being stalked by supervillains for reasons she does not fully understand. Fortuntely, she happens to be a friend of Gangbuster, the Hispanic, street-fighting hero who used to be appear in SUPERMAN comics about a decade ago. This story is amusing, especially when one villain accidentally wipes away his comrade's head.
This comic book is entertaining enough but it just isn't exciting yet. The villains are either too vague to be interesting and the sub-plots don't seem to be going anywhere yet. Fortunately the art is suitable for these kind of stories. The characters actually look at their best in the action scenes, when they are punching and kicking things. When they are just standing around talking, they don't look right. Wonder Woman in particular, looks rather harsh and unflattering when she isn't engaged in an act of violence.
Perhaps the fact that this is a weekly comic title has made the creative team complacent. They know that another chapter will be out in seven days so why put so much detail into this chapter. Or maybe the workload is getting to them? A new comic every seven days can't be easy on anyone. Whatever the problem is, DC Comics should do something to ensure this title has a quality worthy of the "Big Three" heroes who appear in it.
Rating: 6 /10