Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Preview Of Supergirl:Cosmic Adventures In The Eighth Grade #3

The publicity on Supergirl: Cosmic Adventures in the Eighth Grade continues to blister. A 5 page preview of the third issue, released this week, is up on Newsarama. A Johnny DC book as top story on Newsarama with a preview?! That's great. Congratulations to Landry Walker and Eric Jones for producing a wonderful book worthy of the accolades and press it has been receiving.

And based on this preview, the issue looks to be as fun as the first two. Here is the link: http://www.newsarama.com/php/multimedia/album.php?aid=25715

First off, we see the Luthor side of Lena bubble to the surface as she wonders why Linda would want or need more than just her friendship. Hmm. Just a hint of malevolence there.

My guess we are heading for a showdown later on in the mini.

And then we see the ever-conniving Belinda Zee try to throw a bigger monkey wrench into the Linda/Lena friendship.

I find Belinda to be a very intriguing character ... sort of Linda through a mirror darkly. She is so twisted.


But the big plot twist for the issue is the giant red Kryptonite meteor hurtling towards the school. It appears that Linda has saved the school from destruction. But even her heroics right now are clumsy and lack grace. This is really a raw Linda, learning on the fly.

I can only imagine the hijinks that ensue from the exposure to the Red K rays. We'll probably see some more Silver Age-y kookiness.

Full review will be up later this week. In the meantime, anyone heading to NYCC should look for Walker and Jones and thank them for bringing some light and fun to the DCU.

And hopefully this miniseries continues to do well enough to warrant a sequel.

7 comments:

TalOs said...

Anj said...

Congratulations to Landry Walker and Eric Jones for producing a wonderful book worthy of the accolades and press it has been receiving.

HEAR, HEAR BRO! :D

In the meantime, anyone heading to NYCC should look for Walker and Jones and thank them for bringing some light and fun to the DCU.

Amen to that! ;)

And hopefully this miniseries continues to do well enough to warrant a sequel.

My sentiments exactly ah! Stupid DC they should make this an ongoing just like Tiny Titans! GRRRR.

Alas, seriously looking forward to getting my copy of this here 3rd issue in of this particular Supergirl title! :D

Anonymous said...

The bit in the dumpster...is just the CROWNING touch!!!
I still think Lena is a Lexbot sent to gain Kara's konfidence (such as it is)... it'd be sort of a bittersweet lesson about friendship heroism and isolation in there if it was done right.

At the very least, we need a sequel:
Supergirl, Cosmic Adventures on Summer Vacation!!

:D
John Feer

Nikki said...

I think the cat next to the dumpster is streaky.

Anj said...

I think the cat next to the dumpster is streaky.

Thanks for the post!

I completely missed that and I think you are 100% right. I will include that nugget in the big review.

Thanks again!

TalOs said...

Doh! How could've I missed that cat being Streaky! And I call myself a huge Supergirl fan. *Hangs head in shame*

Gene said...

Eric Jones makes these characters really cute. I would like to see DC Direct release an action figure set based on this series.

TalOs said...

Me too! :D