Doc’s Reviews For The Week of 01/06/2021
FUTURE STATE WONDER WOMAN #1 DC COMICS
The story of Yara Flor, the Future State version of Wonder Woman starts her career with a bit of fun. Joelle Jones’s story is well told and all around good fun. This is actually a title that I could recommend to younger readers. I especially enjoyed the new vision of the waiting room of the afterlife which goes from being a waiting room/subway station (complete with turnstyles!) but then ends at the classic River Styx. The only problem I have with this is it’s interrupting of the ongoing Wonder Woman title. Not sure about the business sense here. I’m pretty sure that this two part storyline would have made an excellent Annual (Elseworlds, etc.) Still the corporate decisions here don’t affect the amuzing read. I give it an 8 out of 10 Grahams.
GENERATIONS SHATTERED #1 DC COMICS
With a list of artists and writers a mile long, I really want to love this book. Who wouldn’t love a book where Kamandi is gifted with Booster Gold’s Skeet to save the timeline. With a definite nod to the original Crisis on Infinite Earths, the white wall of nothingness is back and eating away at time just like in the good old days. And while this book is crammed with infinite cameos, I can’t help but feel like I’ve been down this path before (and not in the original Crisis title). Not sure of who he is suppose to grab to join his team, the (somewhat) random choices seem a bit forced and uninspired. Only the Golden Age Batman and 1970’s-1980’s Legion of Super-Heroes Superboy caught me off guard. However, in the choice of villain, I highly approve of. I haven’t seen Dominus since his Superman arc many, many years ago. But I guess in all comes down to the image of purple gloved Golden Age Batman trapped in a room full of Build-A-Friends from the original Omac series sums it all up. This is my kind of book. I give it a 9 out of 10 Grahams.
FUTURE STATE FLASH #1 DC COMICS
Again, this was title I wanted to love. Watching the Flash Family together again including Jay Garrick and Max Mercury should have been a grand homecoming. But instead I am given another depressing peak at the cursed Death Metal story that I really refuse to read. This is not to say that Brandon Vietti’s story doesn’t shine. And Dale Eaglesham’s art is definately a plus here. The problem here is that there is no fun, no joy, nothing but darkness and depression. Not only that but the plot point of Famine, the classic Rider of the Apocalypse, was hiding in the Speed Force makes no sense to me. Just when I thought DC couldn’t mess with Wally West any more than they already had, they go ahead and prove me wrong again. Sigh! I give this a 6 out of 10 Grahams.