KC Comments on Current Comics: Legacies, Batgirl, Supergirl, more

I don’t think KC does enough reviews of current comic issues, so I was glad to see him tackle some in his latest Westfield column.

For instance, I’m glad he pointed out DC Universe: Legacies #5 to me. This series is a comic about how cool it’s been to read superhero comics over the decades, using a framing mechanism much like Marvels, but in this issue, they finally get to the comics I remember reading. It was particularly effectively nostalgic, as George Pérez illustrates a Crisis on Infinite Earths flashback.

KC also plugs Batgirl and Supergirl, two good choices, and tells why we enjoy watching the new Scooby-Doo cartoon, Mystery Incorporated. Plus, he applies a needed smackdown on one or two titles, but I won’t spoil that surprise.

3 Responses to “KC Comments on Current Comics: Legacies, Batgirl, Supergirl, more”

  1. Grant Says:

    I love Legacies. It’s fun to read these snapshots of past stories. And how can you beat the art? Garcia-Lopez, Kubert, Perez?

    I’ve also loved the back up stories, and I usually don’t care for back up stories because they’re usually terrible. But Simonsons Adam Strange tale was great. So was Kuberts “DC War Reunion” back up which featured characters from Sgt. Rock, Haunted Tank, Unknown Soldier, and most awesome of all, Mademoiselle Marie from Star Spangled War Stories.

    Another great issue was #4 with the Garcia-Lopez Teen Titans.

    Since each artist is doing 2 issues, I’d love to know who’s going to be doing the art on 7 thru 10. I hope we see Neal Adams. It’s too bad that Aparo and Giordano have passed, because they would have been my two choices to wrap up the final issues. Infantino would be another good choice since they’re going with artists well known for working at DC.

    Lastly, I loved the quick nod to the Charlton “Action Heroes” in #5. I don’t buy much DC anymore but along with the terrific “Superman: Secret Origins”, Legacies is one of my favorites. Really fun and really cool.

    I think it really puts Brubakers “Marvel Projects” to shame.

  2. Johanna Says:

    Now you’ve got me looking forward to the collection! I hadn’t been paying attention to how much coolness was in this series.

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