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Angela: Queen Of Hel #5

Feb 25, 2016

I've been following this series in the hopes that the battle between Hela and Angela, foreshadowed on the first pages of issue #1, would be worth the five issue build-up. Unfortunately, it wasn't. While it succeeded in getting me to follow the series, the disappointing execution also means I have no interest in continuing with it. The writer waltzes over some of the more recognizable figures of the Thor-verse to make us admire how amazing Angela supposedly is. Rather than showing us Angela's struggle, these ridiculously easy victories just cheapen the whole narrative. And that's before all the fourth wall breaking jokes and references that further diminish the events. That's too close to fan fiction for me to enjoy.

5.0
Batgirl (2011) #25

Feb 25, 2016

A single issue story, but that doesn't have to be bad. There isn't a whole lot here for people looking to see how Batgirl continues to evolve as a character, but as a look at her background it works well enough. The way the environments are drawn and coloured give this issue a unique look.

3.0
Batgirl (2011) #27

Feb 25, 2016

I know Batgirl couldn't be left out of the Gothopia event, but this seemed rather nonsensical an issue and story. Perhaps it works better if you're able to laugh about it.

3.0
Batgirl (2011) #30

Feb 25, 2016

The reflections on Grayson seemed out of place, and the rest of the issue is mostly irrelevant to the other storylines Batgirl is involved in. A classic filler issue.

2.0
Batgirl (2011) #35

Feb 25, 2016

Is this Barbara Gordon? Even Stephanie Brown's run as Batgirl was more mature! We've had multiple Batgirls. Why not allow Barbara Gordon to move on and relaunch the series with a new girl. Maybe even someone like Misfit, who briefly donned the costume all those years ago? The way a respectable character like Barbara Gordon has been shoehorned into this project is highly unfortunate.

5.5
Batman: Arkham Knight - Batgirl/Harley Quinn #1

Feb 27, 2016

This doesn't really add anything of particular interest to either the Arkham line of tales or the characters in general. It's a well known story decently executed, but that's about it.

7.0
Batman: Arkham Knight: Genesis #1

Feb 25, 2016

This issue will probably appeal more to players of the Batman: Arkham Knight video game than to a general fan of Batman comics. For the latter it doesn't do a whole lot of exciting new things, but the former will probably appreciate getting a better idea of what the Arkham Knight is all about.

7.5
Batman: Arkham Knight: Genesis #2

Feb 25, 2016

There is a lot of interesting information about the background of the Arkham Knight in this issue. That's also a weakness as it's not a whole lot more than that.

7.0
Batman: Arkham Knight: Genesis #3

Feb 25, 2016

This issue goes over the events most fans of Batman will know from earlier comics or the Batman: Arkham Knight video game, but this is as nice and compelling a summary as one is likely to get.

8.0
Batman: Arkham Knight: Genesis #4

Feb 25, 2016

I like the art, and the story keeps up its excellent pace. The interactions both past and present between Harley Quinn and the Arkham Knight are the highlight of this issue.

3.0
Hawk and Dove (2011) #5

Feb 25, 2016

The build-up in previous issues came to an unimpressive conclusion. It's not hard to see why this series never really took off.

4.5
Hawk and Dove (2011) #6

Feb 25, 2016

In the context of this series, this issue is pretty decent. It's a shame that this was the only time Hawk & Dove went up against a somewhat original villainess. The Bat-gueststars were a welcome bonus.

4.5
Hawk and Dove (2011) #8

Feb 25, 2016

This issue offers a formulaic conclusion to the series. It's nothing special but it's a merciful way to wrap things up. The series had its moments, but its cancellation was obvious.

6.5
Idolized #5

Jun 15, 2016

The series doesn't do anything groundbreaking, but it tells a nice compact story that works on pretty much each of the points it tries to hit. The main character Joule's story is a cliché, one she is aware of herself, and as such the conclusion of the story can't have been a surprise to anyone. But the way in which the story is told and illustrated, including all the ups and downs one might expect, nevertheless makes this an enjoyable mini-series.

7.0
Justice League International (2011) #4

Feb 25, 2016

This issue raises the stakes in this story to ridiculous heights. Is it good? Probably not, but it's enjoyable in ways action movies can be good fun. The colourful art definitely helps.

6.5
Justice League International (2011) #5

Feb 25, 2016

Given how impossible the story seemed in the preceding issue, the wrap-up here isn't even all that bad. The description of Godiva's struggles and fears are a highlight of this issue.

6.0
The New Mutants Forever #1

Feb 25, 2016

For people unfamiliar with the characters this is at times a highly paced issue in which the frequent swapping of costumes can be somewhat confusing. Nevertheless, the events and characters set up are a nice introduction to the mini-series and convinced me to keep reading it.

6.0
The New Mutants Forever #5

Feb 25, 2016

Who knew the feared Selene could be so unimpressive? After an interesting introduction at the start of the series she's been pushed aside to a surprising extent. The rest of the story is decent, but everything that happened in earlier issues is set back to the status quo that existed before the first issue. That is somewhat understandable given that this mini-series probably wasn't allowed to significantly alter other series, but it still feels a bit cheap.

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