I clearly need to blog more…or it’ll just be fangirl posts all in a row. XD
Beelzebub: I finally caught up with the series on CrunchyRoll! :D I forgot how funny this series was in my little break from it (getting caught up with other things.) Furuichi is still holding supreme as favorite character, with his best buddy Oga as a really close second. I’m loving the Six Holy Knights as well – the fav being Alex~ Though the favorite episode of the ones I saw had to be the one right before the volleyball match – the Maid Cafe one (Episode 34 – Maids Run Amok). It definitely got the most laughs and was mostly Furuichi-centric. :D
Though, the first episode I started with, definitely had the screen cap of the series (after the lovely Play Doctor episode where Furuichi and Oga were dressed as nurses):
It looks like the third week in the month is going to be my busiest comic week~
Batman: I love Bruce Wayne. More than that, I love Gotham. The ‘Gotham’ centric theme Batman has been using since the last issue was more than welcome in this one, too, and that our new villain is Owl-themed is just fun. Still turning out to be a top-notch series.
Justice League: I love the humor that’s been in this issue and the last one, and despite it all, Green Lantern of all characters, is turning out to be my favorite hero on the soon-to-be League. You’ve probably seen it mentioned before, but him calling Barry/Flash on a cell phone was absolutely hysterical. I’ve never been a big fan of Justice League (cartoons or otherwise), usually sticking with just the World’s Finest team-up, but if this series keeps this level of humor up, I’m definitely sticking around.
Supergirl: This is still my unexpected diamond in the rough. Unlike some of the other series, this one is completely slow-burn and I love it. It’s another fight-only issue, without much progression in character, but unlike Deathstroke, it was made enjoyable by the gorgeous artwork (dynamic spreads and scenery) and all the emotional trauma. Supergirl’s confusion over Kal-el and her memories was all the more powerful while it was sprinkled in between more and more of her powers popping to life without her permission. Plus – she tossed Superman around quite a bit. Always fun- even more so now that Superman’s got that ‘rebel’ thing going on.
Despite all the complaints bout DC and women, I think this is the first time I’ve really started loving the DC Girls. Before, the only ones I really liked were the Gotham girls – but now I’m adding Supergirl to my list of favorite ladies. I can’t wait to see where this series goes.
Speaking of Gotham girls!
Catwoman: Where to start? Selina being her sexy, conniving, self. Bruce and Selina flirting. Catwoman in action. Vengeance. And of course – the trend of my favorite characters getting bumped off. I wasn’t ready for it to be so soon. *sobs* Read it. You’ll know what I’m talking about. Where is issue three?
Nightwing: Still probably the least favorite of this series, but this issue was definitely better than issue #1. And they’ve confirmed that Dick & Babs definitely aren’t in a relationship, so, yay! I guess. It’s probably sad I enjoyed Dick more in his cameo in Batman than in his own series…
Red Hood and the Outlaws: We’ll start with the bad – I really didn’t like the flashback style of this issue. It was a flashback in a flashback and I was a tad confused about what was going on. Why are they in Hong Kong when the last issue ended in the Himalayas? Honestly, it was a little confusing.
The issue was great. Lots of call backs to older comics (“A Death in the Family”), and lots of fun between the three. Jason’s got a soft gooey core now (while still being a merciless killer to those in the underworld – oh Suzie Su~) and Starfire’s got a bit of that naivety back (calling a limo when they’re lying low).
And it’s definitely a lot of fun – teasing back and forth, jumping from helicopters, Starfire & Roy commenting on Jason’s backside during said jump, exploding arrows – really, you can’t go wrong with this.
Roy Harper stole the issue, though. He’s just so ridiculously cute now! The second Jason referred to him as a “Stage Three Clinger” I was sold. Roy’s downright adorable – sort of like that over grown kid who can’t keep his mouth shut and is being baby sat by Mommy Starfire and Daddy Red Hood – while…sleeping with one of them. Honestly, it’s quite hilarious. These three work off each other amazingly and while Crux will probably be an awesome character (Scaly Man-bat!), I’m going to be sad when he (supposedly) joins the team and because the forth wheel to this perfect OT3~
Women in Comics
Say what you want about objectification and male gaze and what not, but thanks to the DC 52 Reboot I’m now a fan of two DC girls that I never particularly cared for before. Supergirl & Starfire – I hope to love you for a long time. <3