Justice League: Gods and Monsters [Blu-ray]
In an alternative history Zod is Superman's father, Batman is a vampiric Man-Bat, and Wonder Woman is the child of Ares, God of War. When these dark heroes form an alliance, the question everyone asks is will they save the world, or rule it?
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Cover date: August 19, 2009
Writer: John Arcudi
Artist: Lee Bermejo
Writer: Jimmy Palmiotti
Artist: Amanda Conner
Reviewed by: Barry Freiman
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!
Check out the Comic Index Lists for the complete list of Superman-related comics published in 2009.