Tuesday, November 25, 2008

I hate Gallant Girl

Ok here's a book that I thought I'd like but it turns out I love. The premise is that a group of heroes have a good thing going by having a contest to award the role of Gallant Girl to an up and coming young heroine.

The star of this book, is good enough to win the role BUT it tuns out that the winner of the contest is gonna do all the work and the actual Gallant Girls is gonna get the credit.

This generally sucks for our young heroine until the book's Batman like figure offers her the job of his sidekick, in order to stick it to the establishment.

It's clear that our heroine has the brains and talent to hold her own but she lacks a) experience and b) a group of media flacks who are gonna spin her story just the right way.

The style of the title is similar to a Michael Avon Oeming book and the allegories are all recognizable. My one issue is that I would have liked more of an introduction to the characters involved in this first issue but this is a minor complaint.

I really do like it and I can highly recommend it.

Doc M

Sunday, November 23, 2008

From Out of Nowhere: Terra

Ok, I'm gonna do something I don't normally do but it looks like our poor blog had gone untended for a while so I'm gonna review some comics!

Now I don't know if DC intended it but they they have taken a character who was capable of vying for the award for DC's Most Tragic Character in Terra (the original) and passed her legacy on in a way that may result in a very cute Brave and the Bold style team up title.

If this is the case then I like it. This new Terra comes off as some sort of Geological Guardian who is just the poop when it comes to knowing what pisses off the under ground inhabitants of the world. She's like Aquaman for Dirt Dwellers.

So far we've seen guest appearances by both Dr. Mid-nite AND Power Girl. This is a score on two fronts for me.

I enjoy Amanda Connors art and have for years but I always feel like Palmiotti and Gray have a little something to show me over the long haul.

So far so entertaining and that's all we can ask.