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Friday, July 21, 2006

52 Week 11
posted by jepster2006

Writers: Grant Morrison, Geoff Johns, Mark Waid, and Greg Rucka
Breakdowns: Keith Giffen
Pencils: Can’t count them with my fingers.

ZZZZZZzzzzzz…. Oh wait, it’s not over? Ok, wake me up when Sue’s alive again (if she ever will be).

My problem with 52 is not just being the money hugging project ever conceptualized, it’s also quite not as interesting as it should be. When I first heard of it being weekly, I was like, “Whoa, weekly? 52 Issues? You got to be kidding me.” Anyway, enough of my ranting of what I think about 52, let’s talk about this issue.

Well, this issue was quite boring except for the fact that I can’t help staring at that scene with Kate Kane and Renee Montoya having a lover’s quarrel. Yep, you got that right, they’re both Lesbians. What? You didn’t know? Oh well, not having to read 52 regularly makes it harder for this book to understand. I think I should have bought Week 10 instead. The investigation of Montoya and Question doesn’t strike any interest in me at all. What got me interested in this book is Ralph Dibny’s own private investigation of this Cult of Conner that has desecrated his wife’s grave.

Oh wait, yeah Batwoman, we promised information about her. Well, her presence here is quite fleeting if you ask me. But her presence can be felt really well, with Montoya’s excitement of seeing someone in the “bat” costume again. Montoya’s assessment of Batwoman as compared to Batman really wanted me Bruce to come back again. That is which seems to be the problem. It’s hard to feel any interest in the character of Kate Kane aside from being Montoya’s former lover. What’s her agenda of being Gotham’s substitute hero? And why use the Bat? Why not a, um, a canary? Oh wait, that’s already taken.


Overall, The art was what quite saved this book from total annihilation. It was clean, stylistic, and very DC. Fine, Batwoman’s character wasn’t fully explored yet, Renee Montoya and Question are just in the beginning of their awesome adventure, but one thing’s for sure Ralph sure is pissed. And that’s all I needed to be satisfied with my money’s worth.

Rating: 6.8/10 (Got to admit, those set of racks sure are DISTRACTING and can change opinions in a moment, should've been 6.0...)

Comments on "52 Week 11"

Blogger Chip Chief said ... (6:39 AM) : 

so far, which do you prefer? 52 or civil war?

by the way, awesome website! ayo-ayo!

 

Blogger jepster2006 said ... (2:49 AM) : 

Personally, I like Civil War 3. I like political pieces very much and I think 52 is quite the drag if you ask me. I mean, what's 52 for when you've got One year later...

 

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