The new creative team on this issue was a welcome change, and I will be keeping my eyes peeled for where Stewart, Fletcher and Tarr end up with Image in the near future (their creator-owned announcement seemingly right around the corner) but Matthew Rosenberg’s writing in this issue is pretty solid, and it was nice to see a bit of connective tissue to the Mafioso-types of Gotham in this issue as well.
One thing stuck out to me, and it was just a small, rather unnecessary change with Moritat’s art and the cut-scene opening of the book with Dinah saying “Alright, Everybody! Let’s Go!” with her hair swirling in a very Medusa-Queen-of-the-Inhumans way I found quite alluring, but the part that bothered me was that she had he fist raised up in a defensive pose as though she were ready to start kickboxing Bane or taking Killer Croc down with some severe bodyblows; instead we get the next panel where, you guessed it, Black Canary the band is performing, and the whole build-up is spared for a couple pages, where Dinah ends up still doing exactly what the opening panel suggested, but that mysteriously made her microphone disappear. Maybe she kept it in all that crazy hair??? Because she surely didn’t keep it in her pants- for she hardly wore any. Not that I’m complaining rock chick stage attire isn’t known for it’s bounty of pockets and general coverage of the star’s natural… assets (sorry I’m not sorry for the bun-based-pun). Beyond that one moment that could have been taken at face value at the start, or just shown without the speech bubble, or that Dinah kept her microphone on the stand until after she said that, would have worked better for me, but in that moment, I just had to pause, go back and look it over again, because it just seemed out of place the way it was executed.
Beyond that, this was the most solid, and self-contained issue we have gotten in a while, and it will probably be our last. But if things get shuffled around with Rebirth,