I’ve seen that guy before! Crossover! Crossover! Crossover!
Justice League Dark #23
I felt the same way as Brainy here about the last issue of Legion. There are some rather big Earth 2 ramifications I will get into later. I’m not too happy about what they might imply.
Legion of Super-Heroes #23
It looks like Scott Snyder and Jim Lee are giving us a Golden Age Sueperman doppelganger. I’m interested to see where this morally grey character goes. It kind of reminds me of Red Son a little bit.
Superman Unchained #3
Was Condor originally a pitch for Black Condor? Also, I wish Dinah felt less “broken.”
Birds of Prey #23
So It seems from solicitations that Pandora is going to keep fighting the Shazam villains the Seven Deadly Sins after “Trinity War” is over. Three issues in I’m kind of bored this fight. Is that what her whole ongoing series is going to be filled with? Why does she have a ongoing and not Shazam? I’d much rather see him fighting these things. Was it ever answered why she looks like Zealot? Or is that just because Jim Lee designed the both. Obviously the markings on her face are “Shazam” bolts. Also I don’t know why she was stalking all the new 52 characters. Was that ever revealed?
Trinity of Sin: Pandora #3
Did you see anything of note in your comics?
Oh, Man do I wish that second word balloon had a “w” inserted into the second word. Birds of Prey #21
Anyone interested in the what the New Gods are doing on the main earth should check out Wonder Woman #21.
This is the most fun Power Girl has been in a long time. (Supergirl #20)
Did anyone catch the first appearance of the New 52, Molly Mayne, the original Harlequin and the second wife of the pre-New 52 Alan Scott? She appeared as the Earth 2 news anchor in DC Comics back two advertorial pages. As soon as I saw her my mind when racing. Is this cannon? Does she know Alan Scott? Does she work for Alan Scott? Does Alan Scott own Channel 2? Is she a villain in her spare time? Oh the questions.
The same pages gave us another view of the new Earth 2 Batman. The newscaster described this image as being from a camera, “found in Cambodia amidst the rubble of an industrial park destroyed in a large explosion.” It’s interesting that the first place we see this Batman is not Gotham.
We also get to see the new Red Tornado appear differently than we originally saw her. It appears she has hidden her robotic andriod body in a costume that is very similar to the original Red Tornado’s. The news matrix described this scene as being kitchen fire in a hotel by the Hudson River in New York. The Red Tornado saved a dozen children. That Red Tornado, always helping out the kids.
Speaking of that news matrix, this is what she looks like. Her appearance makes me wonder if she has some connection to Red Tornado. Maybe they both are built from Apokolptian technology. Her name is MC2, which is an obvious nod to the Mass Engergy Equations (E=MC²). MC2 is also the line of Marvel books set in a future alternate timeline (Spider-Girl). I wonder if this is a nod to those books since both Earth 2 and MC2 take place in alternate timelines.
A Superman memorial in California? I”m still hoping for an Iron Monroe in a Connor Kent Superboy t-shirt.
I think I would have liked this series more if it was not attached to the JSA or the JSA members were in more than a couple panels of the six issues. The next mini does look promising. I am looking forward to rereading the series without any expectations. It was beautifully illustrated (JSA Liberty Files: The Whistling Skull #6)
Is it just me or has Black Canary seemed like a bit of a wimp in her last few appearances. Remember when she was flying with her sonic scream? (Birds of Prey #20)
Did you spot anything interesting this week?