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Wednesday Comics #10

Wednesday Comics #10

Scheduled to arrive in stores: September 9, 2009

Cover date: September 9, 2009


Writer: John Arcudi
Artist: Lee Bermejo


Writer: Jimmy Palmiotti
Artist: Amanda Conner

Reviewed by: Barry Freiman

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Superman gives as good as he gets in this week's Superman, by John Arcudi and Lee Bermejo. He fills their heads with telepathic images of everything he's seen and done and overloads their telepathic circuits.

At least we get to see Superman on the offensive this week. It's about time we see Superman be Superman - though it is still too late to save my overall opinion of this strip. I still love the format. I just think this was the wrong story for that format for the Man of Steel.

Meanwhile, at the Sun, Supergirl tries to communicate with the aliens who are using the Sun as their toxic waste dumping ground. Unfortunately, Supergirl can't communicate with them and appears to unintentionally antagonize them. At the same time, we see Krypto and Streaky playing with a nearby satellite, unbeknownst to Kara who thinks the super-pets are still in Dr. Mid-Nite's care.

I'm surprised by the tone of this week's Supergirl, by Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner. It's still silly fun, but things do take an ominously threatening turn. Still it's not even close to being as kid-scary as Marvel's "Bambi" when Bambi's Mom died. With only two weeks to go, it seems obvious that Kara's going to save the day only through the timely intervention of Krypto and Streaky. I'm OK with that.

See ya next week in the funny pages!

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