This being the end of the month, there were a lot of books released today. I had 8 and I've read 4 of them so far. So lets discuss our moment(s) of the week.Gotham City Sirens
- A new team-up book featuring Catwoman, Poison Ivy, and Harley Quinn, with an ample amount of cheesecake. Gotta say, out of the 4 books I read so far, this is my top moment. As I stated last week regarding Streets of Gotham, I love the way Paul Dini writes Harley. I'm really excited about this new ongoing in which she's a co-star.
The story seems like its gonna be pretty interesting. The girls have formed an alliance, but already there are signs of distrust and secret alliances. The bit at the end with Ivy trying to learn Batman's identity was pretty awesome.
- Featuring Batwoman. The story was pretty good. From what I can tell, its a continuation of the events that took place during 52. However, there was one thing that kind of bothered me:
I didn't particularly care for the way Rucka was writing Kate. She seemed really out of character from how I remember her in 52. Not only that, but the tattoos and outfit she was wearing were really out of place. I thought Kate Kane was a rich woman of privilege? She seemed almost goth and self deprecating to me, which is not what I remember at all.
- Brubaker's supporting cast is just so good. I loved the scene between Dakota and Foggy.
Crazy Wilson Fisk talking to his imaginary ghost-wife was interesting. And all the manipulation and backstabbing that is going on between Fisk, Owlsley, and Lady Bullseye is fun.
Oh, and mind controlled Tarantula and White Tiger on a mission to kill Foggy. Next month is gonna be great!
- The end of the Agent Orange arc. Once again, the art in this issue was split between Tan and Barrows. I actually thought Tan's art was much improved this issue. The art seemed split about 50/50 between both of them, and both had some great panels.
So Hal's hand getting chopped off was an illusion created by the Blue Ring. I think we can officially count that as a new power that Blue Lanterns have, the ability to trick or manipulate people into believing their hopes are coming true.
Also, the full page splash image of Hal summoning his own entire corps to fight against Larfleeze's summoned corps was pretty awesome. And I loved the line "I thought of it a billion years ago. Did you?"