Sunday, June 26, 2016

Stack Rundown, 06/26/2016

Spoilers: I read more Rebirth issues, and that's about it.

Wonder Woman #1

FUCK it feels good to read Wonder Woman again. I love Wonder Woman, I really do, the Azz/Chiang run was fantastic, then we just got a big old wet fart. To be fair, I didn’t read those issues from the next run, but I’m going to go ahead and trust every single response to it that I read. This though… a return to form. Rucka and Sharp bring a certain strength to Wonder Woman that is displayed in both story and art that is really indicative of who she is… which is ironic given how this story is her trying to figure out who she actually is. A good chunk of this issue is Wonder Woman speaking to someone she’s looking for, saying time and time again that she doesn’t want to fight… but then her hand is forced and she just kicks total ass, and that’s who Wonder Woman is to me, peaceful yet devastating when need be. God I’m so happy about this book.

Action Comics #958

Well I didn’t like that coloring change. Tomeu Morey, who colored the last issue, is one of those really under appreciated colorists in my book. He’s done great work fro the likes of artists such as Guillem March and Tony Daniel, and he did quite a good job with Patrick Zircher’s art last issue too. Arreola though… yeah, I find his work to have this weird plastic sheen to it, that only works for me in certain types of books, this not being one. But anyways, so we got Doomsday, what does Doomsday do? Fuck shit up. Guess what he does this issue! Lots of strange shit going on with the Rebirth stuff though. Want to see more of that.

The Flash #1

So, with all the Flash Rebirth implications, I’m definitely giving this book a read at least for a little bit. This “first” issue was pretty good, not as scattered around as the Rebirth one-shot which was halfway concerned with retelling what happened in Rebirth proper, so I liked that. My concern here is how apparently we’re just going to be getting a whole bunch of new speedsters. I don’t know if it’s just me, but that seems to happen all the time. Obviously, I’ll see where it goes, it’s just that there were like…. 30 other Speedsters besides Wally already, soooooooooo.


  1. You know, newsarama is reporting that Hugo Strange is the villain in Batman #1 who said "observe the clock". Tom King said on Twitter that you should read Batman #1 after Batman #1, and a past first issue of the hero has strange as the villains saying "observe the clock". Just letting you know.

  2. I was never a fan of Diana, because of how writers just missed the point of the character. Awhile back, Rucka stated that Wonder Woman is "warrior priestess," which is the best way to describe her. For Diana, she understands violence in a way that Superman and Batman don't which is that "violence laughs at you." She will always be obligated to end, YES!