DC New 52 – One Sentence Reviews, Part 27

Here’s the next batch of reviews, hot from the oven.  Enjoy their gooey goodness.

As usual, each comic is scored out of five.  From here on out, I’m only going to update the leaderboard once a month – at the end – to show which are consistently excellent, which are on the rise, and which are circling the drain (excluding reviewed one-shots and mini-series). 

Warning, there could be spoilers ahead, although I try to avoid them.

 

The Shade #6 (of 12)
I love the way that The Shade himself narrates these issues in his highly distinctive style, in fact I love this issue, in which the anti-hero aims to play a supporting role in La Sangre’s battle with the Inquisitor … I’m now a full-fledged Shade fan and heartily recommend this comic book to everyone – 4.5 (so close to a 5)

 

Batman and Robin #7
Not without a couple of flaws, but Gleason delivers some outstanding money shots in this action-packed and highly entertaining conclusion to the Nobody story line – 4.5

 

Suicide Squad #7
I’m unashamedly a Harley Quinn fan and I also have quite a lot of affection for Deadshot, so it’s not surprising that I loved this issue, which showcases the best of both – 4.5

 

The Ray #4 (of 4)
One part conclusion and one part epilogue, it feels like this should have been an awkward issue … but it isn’t, instead it nicely caps what has been a great miniseries that could have gone at least two more issues – 4

 

Batwoman #7
I’m still not fully onboard for all the jumping around of the non-sequential story telling begun last issue, but I’m generally enjoying the direction of the plot and like the way the villain, Falchion, makes urban legends come to life in deadly ways – 4

 

Green Lantern #7
Some great character interaction between Hal, Carol and Sinestro early on in this issue gives way to some mysterious doings by the Indigo Tribe that launches a new story line – 4

 

Legion Lost #7
While it has some flaws – like some fairly juvenile group dynamics exhibited in this issue between the characters of Tyroc and Wildfire – this continues to be far and away the most accessible and enjoyable of the three Legion titles – 3.5

 

Superboy #7
Superboy returns to N.O.W.H.E.R.E. intent on taking them down and ends up in an inevitable showdown with Ravager … and the twist and turns in that were surprising – 3.5

 

Batgirl #7
A really great opening page has this issue starting with a bang, but a few pages later it practically grinds to a halt, as Babs becomes very self-doubting and annoying (at least Black Canary calls her on it) – 3.5

 

Resurrection Man #7
While very, very far from bad, this was arguably the weakest issue in the series so far, as Mitch gets caught up in a meth lab bust and fire involving a would-be super criminal, Mr Untouchable – 3.5

 

Deathstroke #7
I’m not sure how I feel about the final page – which could be accused of being anticlimatic – but overall this was an entertaining issue and a decent conclusion to the title’s first story arc, as father faces son in bloody battle – 3.5

 

Frankenstein – Agent of S.H.A.D.E. #7
Not for the first time it seems like Frank himself doesn’t actually do that much in this issue, but otherwise this was a solid conclusion to the Humanid uprising plot, with the end setting up what seems will be a pretty interesting story – 3.5

 

Demon Knights #7
It’s been a long, sometimes frustrating trek, but this issue brings us (finally) to the end of the siege of Little Spring … but in the end I was more relieved to reach the destination than appreciative of the journey – 3

 

Grifter #7
Cole takes on the Midnighter in an okay issue of an okay title that I’ve admittedly stopped caring about to a large degree – 3

 

Mr Terrific #7
I challenge anyone to look at the dock worker in the beginning of this issue and not think about Danny Trejo (“Machete don’t text.”), otherwise it has too much technobabble and too few pages featuring Mr Terrific to really work – 2

 

My Greatest Adventures #6 (of 6)
Does it make me a bad person that I couldn’t be bothered reading this one properly … because I slugged my way through five issues of this anthology miniseries and while it hasn’t been terrible, it’s just mind-bogglingly mediocre – NA

 

If you haven’t already, check out last month’s reviews:

Part 21

Part 22

Part 23

Parts 24 and 25

Part 26

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About ikeebear

I'm a 30-something father, husband, writer, comic collector, general nerd (in order of significance). I'm a newspaper journalist/editor by profession and currently work in professional communications. I'm also a very ill-disciplined novel writer, having tinkered for too long to produce too little.

3 thoughts on “DC New 52 – One Sentence Reviews, Part 27

  1. Yah! 4.5! And more Batgirl self doubting? Blech, glad I put it back on the shelf after it somehow made it into my pull list (I swore I told them to remove it…)

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