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15th-Jan-2009 11:16 pm
I really am not going to write Dinah's perspective of the events of the Longbow Hunters. And you don't want me too, either (no, you don't). I've been composing it in my head and it's made me all tense. So I'm not going to pick at that quite yet. Instead, have my opinions on this week's comics.

Green Arrow Black Canary
Gail Simone set me up for a disappointment on this one. After her superb Faces of Evil take on Secret Six, in which Bane and Deadshot took control of the narration and we got to see everything in their own words, with one neat little dig on Deadshot's part on a certain lippy mercenary form another company, that made me glee. After that, I was expecting Faces of Evil to all be told through the villain's eyes, but this was just a normal comic with Merlyn on the front. 

I really like the way Kreisberg writes character interaction. I love Ollie and Dinah plying Scrabble and Ollie trying to use 'diss'; and I also liked the awkwardness of the Babs/Dinah - this is before the recent run in with the Joker and Dinah's still angry at Babara; the fight itself jars, but it's still nicely done. And I'm a fan of the overall setup - I like crime solving assassin-hunting so much better than Amazon kidnapping alien stupidity deBuddhist-ing Connor. Even if the start of the new 'special relationship' with the policeman reeks of Ollie's ongoing Batcrush, it's also a good idea and I like to see non-super good guys.

I am not happy with Dinah apparently being a giant incompetant who needs to be rescued by Ollie at every turn. She kicked Merlyn's arse in her own miniseries; on her own in seconds flat. How is a woman who can snatch arrows from the air and destroy buildings with a scream, suddenly so rubbish?

That's not to mention the new villain - a woman Ollie saved last issue who is now super in love with him and masturbating with his arrows until she bleeds. That's just icky.

Final Crisis
This, I am liking. Well, apart from the Slut!Mary Marvel and the WonderBatCat trio of dominatrices. I think the plot is pretty awesome, and while I'm still not exactly sure how Batman got from RIP to FC (and yes, I am caught up on Batman), I expect great things from the conclusion. Besides, after seeing Oliver save the strangely incompetent Dinah for the second month in a row, it was nice to see her beating the crap out of him.

It's difficult to read in installments, but it's definitely a great comic event.
16th-Jan-2009 12:17 am (UTC)
That's not to mention the new villain - a woman Ollie saved last issue who is now super in love with him and masturbating with his arrows until she bleeds. That's just icky.


No, wait, WHAT?

And I thought Dinah's incompetence was bad.

I though WINICK was bad.

Kreisberg, what did the female gender ever do to you? Whatever it is, GET OVER IT and stop polluting my comics with Dinah in them!
16th-Jan-2009 10:06 am (UTC)
Sadly, I still think it's better than Winick.

What? I like the dialogue >_>
16th-Jan-2009 08:20 am (UTC)
"masturbating with his arrows until she bleeds"

Only 0819 and I've already got my "most perturbing image of the day"...
16th-Jan-2009 10:15 am (UTC)
Yeah, well, those of us who read the comic got the visual.
16th-Jan-2009 11:18 am (UTC)
Gosh, "lucky" you, then. Might I suggest you challenge me to write you something so I can take my mind off it?
16th-Jan-2009 11:26 am (UTC)
OK! You can write me a crossover between the Discworld and a Roundworld continuity of your choice.
16th-Jan-2009 05:47 pm (UTC)
Gosh, I accept your challenge! Keep checking necronomijon for results! :)
16th-Jan-2009 10:27 am (UTC)
I assume we're still on for lunch at 1?:)
16th-Jan-2009 10:50 am (UTC)
Absolutely! You want to meet in Waterhouse Way?
16th-Jan-2009 10:51 am (UTC)
Is that the canteen up the stairs from the corridor with the Mary Anning fossils?
16th-Jan-2009 10:58 am (UTC)
Nope, that is the corridor with the Mary Anning fossils. I figure if we meet there, we can head up to the canteen together?
16th-Jan-2009 11:00 am (UTC)
Ok, see you at 1pm then. :)
16th-Jan-2009 01:27 pm (UTC)
For all the continuity fuck-ups DC have managed lately, I thought the 'Last Rites' issues made Bruce's progression pretty clear - he comes back from Gotham Harbour, tells Alfred they'll sort all this out once he's back from Justice League business, and then heads off to get captured by Darkseid's minions and tortured (just like in Rock of Ages). He then turns the tables on them and escapes (just like in Rock of Ages), and takes down Darkseid though he dies in the process (just like in Rock of Ages). I know Grant reuses certain favourite themes a lot, but this is just silly.
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