Discussion in 'Comic Books and Graphic Novels' started by drippy, Apr 4, 2006.
Good? Great? Other?
I've never checked the series out but was considering it.
Its a good series. The first 6 issues being the best.
I have 1-18 in TPB form and all of them are decent, but yes, the first is the best so far. The return of Supergirl was neat!
I'm a Superman fan, and I really haven't read many comics outside Superman, Transformers, and some other DC stuff here and there, so I'm not too sure I can really offer a very informed opinion. Having said that, I enjoy the book quite a bit. It's always fun to see these two characters teamed up, and that's what the title is all about. It does a great job of showing how much the two respect each other and work well together, even while often disagreeing with each other. The contrasting inner monologues are probably my favorite part of the series.
As has already been said, the first story arc has really been the best so far. The introduction of Supergirl was also good. The other two major arcs have been interesting and entertaining, but nothing incredible. They're basically all time-travel/alternate-reality stuff that probably won't have any real lasting effect on the characters or DCU. Too bad, since that time-travel arc could have provided a lot of storytelling opportunities if anyone had followed up on it much. Later issues of this series are the only ones I've even seen reference those events.
I haven't heard anything about what happens after the current story arc finishes, so I'm really interested to see where the story goes from here. Will it touch on the events of Infinite Crisis, or just jump to the duo reuniting OYL? Lots of interesting possibilities either way.
Don't start enjoying it too much, Prat Lee has a run in this book later this year.
I only enjoyed the Supergirl arc and single issue later on. It's a pretty good series overall, but the Supergirl stuff was the best.
The Loeb/McGuiness and Loeb/Turner stuff was fantastic. The Pacheco run left alot to be desired, IMO.
Regardless of what he did to people at DW, he did a decent job on issue 7. not great though.
So far, the writing is the worst thing to come out of mainstream comics since Rob Liefeld's Heroes Reborn, and the Supergirl spin-off has continued that tradition. I don't know if you were around for the Image boom days of comics, when every hack that could imitate Todd McFarlane or Rob Liefeld's art got a comic that sold a half milion comics and no one cared what the story was like as long as there was a lot of kewl poses & the occassional ass shot of a "hot" comic babe, who was too misproportioned to exist even in a human freak show. This comic is exactly like those early Image Comics. The art is the only reason to even consider buying these comics, excluding Pat Lee's one issue. And I say this as a thirty year reader of both characters, including the original World's Finest comics.
(Re)watch the World's Finest movie instead of buying this comic.
Wow. whats so bad about it? It is a tad silver age.
It's not even remotely Silver Age. There was at least some imagination & creativity being used in the Silver Age, even if their target audiance were five year olds. S/B is neo-Image Age. Money shots & pin-ups sp loosely tied together in a plot that it would be considered "gonzo" if this were porno.
The first arc, admittedly the best of the run to date, makes no sense. Why are these heroes listening to Lex Luthor, President or not, and trying to arrest Clark & Bruce? Because Luthor says they're villians? They fraking know these guys. And they know Luthor is a liar. And that's one of the few coherant plot points of the arc. Much of it is just utterly random.
As far as it's larger connections to other comics, it's written for people who have never read a Superman comic and only know Batman from the movies or cartoon. And other than reintroducing Supergirl and sending Capt Atom off to the Wildstorm universe, it's had zero impact on the DCU proper after three years.
I have the first Trade, and all the issues since Supergirl appeared and I enjoy them alot. I just wish the issues would come out more frequently than 1 issue every 3 months.
I haven't read the first arc with Loeb/Mcguiness, as I started picking it up when the Supergirl arc began. Overall, I immensely look forward to each and every issue since then...except the Lee mecha issue.
Thanks for your honest opinion. It's extremely relevant because by and large, I tend to be more story oriented than art oriented. Most recent case in point has been the Illuminati one shot. I loved it and I have heard many say it is horrible because of the "retro" artwork.
I love the World's Finest movie incidentally.
I was mainly refering to his craptacular pencilling and inability to draw people, i'd be avoiding having his name in my stack if he wasent a proven scamster.
See also HOM Iron Man, Punisher/Wolverine and that X-Men LS he did a while ago.
What are you talking about? The writing is great. And Supergirl is a great book too. We all have opinions but jesus it's obnoxious when peopl estate their own like fact and then throw in how long they've read comics; likes that makes difference to how one reads a comic.
I enjoyed the stories on the first few arcs, but that was about it.
I loved everything up until the current arc.
the current arc is just hella confusing.
If you love reading Bizarro speak, you'll love it.
He asked for opinions. I gave him mine. No where did I say it should be your opinion too. If it seemed like I gave a harsh opinion, that's merely because I have harshly negative feelings on the series. If I liked the series, my response would have represented that, just as it would if I was apathetic towards the title.
If you don't like reading an opinion different from yours, which seems to be your beef here, then ignore feel free to my posts on the subject.
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