Redhead Fangirl

Sunday, May 7

You shouldn't exist Powergirl!

Lots of free comics today! Did you know that "Free Comic Day" is free for us, but not for the comic store owners? They do pay for all the comics we scarf up.

The end of Infinite Crisis and the start of Civil War. Infinitely Civil? Every new beginning comes from some other beginnings end....

Infinite Crisis 7
I guess I lean more toward the DC Universe than the Marvel one. It was the years of watching Superfriends, Batman and Superman movies. However, there are still many characters and histories that I'm just starting to grasp (Flashes, Green Lanterns, Superboy). I do get off on the big two page spreads of all the heroes in flight or in motion. You have to say you get a bang for your bucks here-- some of the pages had 8 panels,and insets, and then the words! Geoff Johns goes for the big strokes here, lots of catch phrases "You're road kill!" and "I need more power" and "take to the skies". In a grand Earth changing series, I suppose that makes sense. And it was an all out fight, but I thought there were just a few too many bloody fist and blood covered face panels.
There was a quick tie in to the Villians United special- "the society opened every metahuman prison". Simone did a great job with that one, as we expect.
And I liked the "You shouldn't exist Powergirl. Trillions were erased. But you slipped through the cracks" [how the hell can Kara slip through anything?] At least near the end, in a big weepy scene, only her face is shown, and not just her chest.

I think the weekly 52 series, having 4 major writers and many artists, is still a very ambitious gambit. A year without Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman? Well, maybe this will let my beloved Oracle become even more important. And Nightwing isn't dead, is he? They just left him bloody in the Alex-Batman fight.

Civil War 1
Today I heard a guy in the comic store say "I hate Mark Millar". I don't have that strong a sentiment about his writing. I do think that this series dips a bit too close to the real world- reality TV, political registrations, badges and reform.
As a librarian, I think the "turn us into to civil servants?"-- as if that is the worst horror- was pretty funny. The paperwork and perserverance it takes to get in the civil servant system can take superhuman powers!
"This is the start of the witch hunts,honey"
"Who's been telling kids for years that they can live outside the law as long as they wear tights?"

Daredevil: This is the end of the way we do business. You can smell it in the air.

But, Captain America is one of the "rebels" against the superhero registration act? Reed Richards, Tony Stark...against Luke Cage, and Daredevil. Spider-man seems like more of a fence sitter.

"The plan will split us down the middle". We have 6 more parts to show us exactly how the superheros will be split up. Hopefully Joe Q doesn't make Mary Jane a sacrifice in this Civil War.


At 7:59 PM, Blogger Shelly said...

It sure looked like Nightwing/Dick left with Bruce and Tim at the end of IC7. And of course, Dick's in his own book OYL, acting like a total, wimpy jerk with boy toy ambitions.

At 11:08 PM, Blogger Ragnell said...

That was a low blow about her weight, you know.

At 8:21 AM, Blogger redlib said...

Oh, Ragnell, I didn't mean her weight! Just her overemphasized boobs! I wish the female characters did have more weight, instead of just huge knockers without the hips, thighs and body that have to support them!

At 11:29 AM, Blogger Mark said...

Yeah, I concur! More superheroines with great big arses!

At 8:08 PM, Blogger Ragnell said...

I think you're being unfair with Power Girl. I've seen her drawn definately off, yes, but in her original appearance she didn't seem so improbable. There are women shaped like that. I'm probably just used to it being raised in a Russian/Polish/Italian immigrant area. That Eastern European body type is a little top-heavy. Not even gets the wide hips and butt who gets the bust.

And Kalinara's right, the irritation with the bust tends to come with the bust. When your most prominant feature is your breasts, you emphasize them and joke about them a lot.

Would have been nice if Jimenez, though, when drawing her in the fully-weighted body type, would ahve drawn her in a damned bra. Sheesh, the enw costume looks like it has a built-in-bra even! (And the breasts wouldn't show up like that in the cleavage window if there wasn't support lifted and pushing them together.

And I probably should have done this rant on my own blog instead of yours...

At 7:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cap also opposed the Mutant Registration Act and once beat up a President of the United States who was the head of an evil secret society (and who was a thinly disguised version of Nixon). Ultimately, Cap fights for the American ideals, not the American government, even if he has spent a lot of time helping it out.


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