- Posted by Johanna on July 2, 2010 at 5:13 pm
- Category: Shopping Guide
Why did no one tell me they were launching another try at a Freedom Fighters comic (JUL10 0162, $2.99)? I like those characters. I would think DC publicity would do more about a new launch, especially around this time of year, when patriotism is in, but if I google the title and the writers’ names (Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray), instead I get this article from 3 years ago about the last time that time tried the same idea.
Where are the current promo pieces? Between that lack, and the reminder that this concept has flopped several times before, I don’t have high hopes for this title’s longevity. Shame.
The more I see the Power Girl title using standard cruddy superhero imagery — dead women, focus on breasts and hips, covered face (because she’s more interesting to the reader as a body than a character), darkness, shock, sadness, as shown here — the more I miss the fun and humor and good spirits and action of Amanda Conner’s run on the first 12 issues. I don’t understand why DC thinks it’s necessary for every superhero comic to be so down and depressing. Why not put out some alternatives to expand their customer reach? My only answer: Didio means death. That’s all he knows to plot.
If the big news of this week is Wonder Woman’s costume change, why don’t I see it anywhere in this catalog? Will it be gone within two months? Speaking of news making these solicits obsolete, there’s another Zuda book, Celadore (JUL10 0206, $14.99, out October), advertised.