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Wednesday Comics #7

Wednesday Comics #7

Scheduled to arrive in stores: August 19, 2009

Cover date: August 19, 2009


Writer: John Arcudi
Artist: Lee Bermejo


Writer: Jimmy Palmiotti
Artist: Amanda Conner

Reviewed by: Barry Freiman

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It's week seven of Superman, by John Arcudi and Lee Bermejo, and we are no closer to figuring out what the plot of the strip is supposed to be. As "Smallville" character Chloe Sullivan once said, "I didn't know super-whining was one of your powers Clark." Even if said whining is telepathically induced.

Superman's fighting another alien. Ma and Pa Kent are in church. The alien seems to hear Clark's thoughts and zooms off toward the church. For anyone not paying attention, the alien makes clear what was clear to most in the first strip - that the alien species are telepaths preying on Clark's insecurities for some unknown reason. Meanwhile and far away.

In Supergirl, by Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner, Aquaman reams Kara for not realizing he can't talk to anything but fish - just like I wrote in last week's review. Aquaman hooks Kara up with Dr. Mid-Nite and Kara flies off to meet the blind physician hero. Uh, problems with animals - I'm no super friend like Aquaman but how about referring Kara to someone like Animal Man or B'wana Beast; even Congorilla or Rex the Wonder Dog would be a step in the right direction.

Like her cousin's strip, Kara's isn't going far from where it began but it's just so darn silly, it's harder to care. Like the cartoon "Krypto the Superdog", this strip makes a wonderful entry point into the DCU for young boys and girls. The positive message on defenseless animals - whether dogs, cats, or sea creatures - helps too.

See ya next week in the funny pages!

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