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Nick White - Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

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  • Batman #23
  • Birthright #24
  • Britannia: We Who Are About to Fight #2
  • Green Arrow #23
  • Ninjak #27
  • Supersons #4

So remember when weird weird timing meant that “I Am Bane” didn’t get to fully wrap before the Batman/The Flash crossover “The Button” rolled around?  Then again, I’m not fully caught up, so maybe there’s a reasoning in which this all makes sense…but I doubt it.  So we have Finch again.  And maybe we’ll have a cured Gotham Girl?  Batman better find another city for her to look after, lest he find Gotham all tidied up in the course of a week.  Such is the peril of inviting a metahuman into your town.  They tend to “clean house.”  Speaking of metahumans…can we talk about that zaniness in All-Star Batman #9 concerning Duke?  Like….what was that?

Birthright is still a thing, courtesy of Joshua Williamson and Andrei Bressan.  I’m always two or three issues behind, I’m always on the verge of canceling it, then I always remind myself that it’s not that bad, and then ALWAYS end up writing something along these lines in my WPL entry.

Look, I haven’t gotten around to reading the first issue of Britannia: We Who Are About to Die, which sports the same team of writer Peter Milligan and artist Juan Jose Ryp from last year’s preceding miniseries.  Still waiting to see if this book manages to rope into larger parts of the Valiant universe (it hasn’t to date), or ends up building up a “historical fiction” flavored mythology of its own (which is my theory).

I’m also behind on Green Arrow…and the fact that it’s a Speedy-centric arc isn’t doing them any favors.  I’m just not a Speedy kind of guy.  Glad Juan Ferreyra is still on art, and that Mike Grell has replaced Neal Adams on variants.

This issue of Ninjak is weird.  It appears to be a total standalone issue involving mutated super soldiers, and features a new writer in Kevin Maurer.  Having CAFU on art will be nice…but I really honestly wonder if this is something of a filler-ish nature.

Oh, and Supersons is perfect.  It’s beautiful, it’s fun, it’s funny, and an altogether enjoyable book.  I really hope that, as this book’s first arc wraps, the creative team is able to remain intact.