Welcome to Nagging Notes! This will cover several topics in the world of comics. Today I cover the new Captain Marvel, Bane and Catwoman, and brief thoughts on Arrow #1: Special Edition.
Wow, Marvel. The hype for Carol Danvers’ debut as Captain Marvel almost made me forget that there Carol isn’t the first 616 Captain Marvel. Oh, Monica Rambeau. My lonely thoughts turn to you.
I previewed several pages of Captain Marvel #1. There’s a dissonance between Ed McGuiness’ idealistic cover and the grittier interior art composed by Dexter Soy. What I got from it is that Captain Marvel is learning on the job how to use her vast cosmic powers.
It’s also timely that Captain Marvel is also a key player in the fight against the Skrulls on Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. I liked that version of Carol Danvers and there’s the possibly she’s just as likable in her new comic book series. I’m not wild about Danvers’ hairdo being similar to Crimson Viper from Street Fighter, but as this isn’t Red-Headed Fashion Tips we shall now move on.
I was looking for a decent comic about Bane before I get to see The Dark Knight Rises. I’m also on the fences in getting Catwoman #10 & #11, the first two parts of the Dollhouse arc. I profess to not being a DC Universe completist, but after seeing the Bane 101 checklist and collection of covers I’m not convinced about Bane could lead his own comic.
There will always be room for the sultry heisting antics of Catwoman. However, I saw a page of Catwoman #10 where the objective is to get Selina Kyle contorted oddly to make the reader interested in her.
Written by Andrew Kreisberg, Marc Guggenheim, Greg Berlanti & Geoff Johns.
Drawn by Omar Francia.
There’s not much in this adaptation of the upcoming TV series. Degenerate Oliver Queen gets off the hook for speeding while caught with his pants off. 6 years later, as the Green Arrow, Queen gets a perp off of a helicopter and turns him in to the police. Oh ho! The detective that is on the case was also the officer that had to let Oliver go six years ago.
The art’s okay. The story, which skims over corporate intrigue and the supposed maturation of the hero, isn’t getting me interested in Arrow. I doubt that it will displace Smallville for a cool DC-based live action TV fix.