Look, ma, body switching!

This week was quite a doozy as far as comics went, so let’s dive right in, shall we?

Brave and the Bold had an epic threesome of a team-up this month, Wonder Woman, Zatanna, and Batgirl! The ladies take a night off from crime-fighting to have some fun! Dancing, flirting with boys, and just having a good time. There is a pretty big, depressing twist at the end, which I don’t really want to spoil for anyone that hasn’t picked up the book yet. But the scene with Babs, Diana, and Zatanna singing karaoke (All the single ladies!) was hilarious and worth the price of the book.

R.E.B.E.L.S. is still slogging along as usual. With Starro the Conquerer defeated, you’d think that there would be some sort of punishment in store. And you’d be half right. Unfortunately, Starro escapes execution thanks to his still-loyal generals. But that’s not where the story is this month. I said ages ago that I found Starfire to be a wholly uninteresting character with a somewhat cookie-cutter background, and I stick by that. But, it looks like she’s going to be a part of the cast of R.E.B.E.L.S. now, so I’d best start getting used to her.

Unless you like play-by-plays and useless facts, forego the Blackest Night Director’s Cut. The unused designs for some of the Black Lanterns were pretty cool, but aside from that, yawn central.

Power Girl was pretty rad this month, if I do say so myself. Her current opponent is none other than the villianous Ultra Humanite, again, but with a horrifying twist: he’s using the body of her friend Terra! Don’t worry, Atlee fans, she gets her body back by the end of the issue. And strangely enough, so does Humanite. The technology in Strata is far greater than anything above ground so for now it’s goodbye Ultra Humanite, and hello healthy body of Gerard Shugel! But don’t think things are going to be easier for Power Girl with him out of the way, she’s still got the crazed furfetishist Satanna hot on her heels and out for revenge.

Green Lantern was actually pretty dull this month, in the aftermath of Blackest Night. But then again, the gang deserves a rest. Not that they got one. The issue basically dances around Hal and Carol’s commitment problems, as well as how some of the other Lantern Corps are dealing with the universe post-Blackest Night. I’m honestly considering dropping Green Lantern in favor of picking up the new Guy Gardner-centic series slated to start soon, Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors.

I’ve been looking forward to Supergirl #52 for months. I mean, come on. Supergirl and Brainiac 5: together again for the first time! The fanfic practically writes itself. Too bad Brainy basically has to act like a dick throughout the entire issue to keep himself from spilling the beans about what’s going to happen to Kara and him in his past, her future. Guh, time travel makes my head hurt in all the worst ways.

Before I forget, if your comic shop carries it, pick up this month’s issue of Tiny Titans. For a series aimed at little kids, there are enough in-jokes to keep even the most seasoned of comic collectors giggling, and this issue focuses on Trigon, Raven, and Kid Devil.

Yeah, that’s what I said.

Anyway, I’m hungry and y’all are probably sick of scrolling, so I’m gonna hit the publish button and go get a granola bar. Peace out!


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