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Wednesday Comics #4

Wednesday Comics #4

Scheduled to arrive in stores: July 29, 2009

Cover date: July 29, 2009


Writer: John Arcudi
Artist: Lee Bermejo


Writer: Jimmy Palmiotti
Artist: Amanda Conner

Reviewed by: Barry Freiman

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Superman, by John Arcudi and Lee Bermejo, has Clark Kent returning to Smallville. He tells Ma Kent about his recent feelings and she responds in a maternal way. Later, Clark is hanging outside the barn after dark. His parents go inside the main house. Clark goes into the barn and opens a cellar door which is giving off a glow. Clark looks inside.

I enjoyed this week's strip very much in part because it gives us a very TV "Smallville" take on Smallville. When Clark says "Mother's intuition trumps X-ray vision every time", you can almost hear Tom Welling's voice saying it to Annette O'Toole's Martha Kent. On top of that, "Smallville" did the glowing cellar door thing about five seasons back or so - on the TV show, it was the ship doing the glowing. In the strip, it's to be continued.

Supergirl, by Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner, continues the insanity with Streaky attacking the airplane's mouse picture on the tail (Holy Disguised Disney!). The plane plummets Earth-bound with Supergirl and Krypto in pursuit.

With tongue firmly planted in cheek and sincere pre-apologies to cat-lovers and lovers of the feline species in whatever form it takes and whatever form you take; but this is why I hate cats. You know that's why they get stuck in trees - they're all trying to go up to bring down planes. If the plane crashes, I bet Streaky'll eat the dead passengers' faces too. Now that'd be a different strip. Attempts at humor aside, this strip continues to entertain. But get to the why the super-pets are acting this way part already.

See ya next week in the funny pages.

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