With substance that belies his overt cartooniness, Nauck handales equally well the dry wit of pages one and two, the stunning Wonder Girl pose on page five, her acting as a leader on pages six through seven, as a friend on page eight--a little Chuck Jones eyelid expression--the powerful symbolic dream sequence on pages eleven through fourteen, the tension between Robin and Secret on pages fifteen and sixteen, Secret's surreal assault on page eighteen and nineteen the superb two page spread of heroes I know and don't--not one pose a swipe--on pages twenty and twenty-one. Read Full Review
When Peter David decides he's going to play it seriously he doesn't pull his punches, as while this book is clearly established itself as a light-hearted series, this issue is deadly serious with only a few moments of humour to lighten the mood. The issue does a very nice job establishing the anguish that Anita feels as she makes a futile bid to bring her father back from the dead. The book also does an equally strong job of showing her team-mates trying their best to keep her from harming herself, while they try to not to get in her way for fear of hurting her chances of succeeding. The book also stands up as a nice showcase for several members of the book to prove their heroic mettle, as Slo-Bo & the Ray both get impressive showing in the opening half, and Robin also gets a chance to show he can overcome a debilitating fear. In the end though this issue does pack more punch if one's been following these characters for a fair amount of time, as it's largely a character based issue. Read Full Review
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