Another week, another excellent issue of Wednesday Comics. After five issues, I clearly have my favorites, my next favorites, and the ones I read because they are there. It really *is* just like the Sunday comics! I mean I used to read Mary Worth just because it was situated between Shoe and Spiderman!
Supergirl continues to be the strip that is the most fun in the series. This week's opening panel shows an aggravated Supergirl firing a deadpan stare at Streaky. And look at Streaky giving it right back! I love these set-up images!
Last week, Krypto seemed back to normal.
This week he has back to being crazy. Despite being told by Supergirl to help her land the plummeting plane that Streaky has vandalized, the super-dog instead decides to 'surf' on the wing.
Luckily Supergirl is able to stabilize the plane and carry it to safety all on her own. It was great to see Kara overcome this sudden setback and succeed heroically.
The strip ends with both super-pets suddenly back to being cute and cuddly leading an exasperated Kara to decide they need a trip to the vet. Look at Streaky purr as she rubs against Kara's leg. (This Streaky is a girl; the Silver age Super-cat was all boy.)
So what is causing the mood swings? Red Kryptonite? Psycho Pirate? Grodd? Any other guesses?
The script and art are so wonderfully whimsical! I can't get enough of this Supergirl. Of course, I have a fondness for Streaky so I was bound to love this.
As for the rest of Wednesday Comics, Kamandi, Strange Adventures, and Green Lantern are the strips I look forward to the most. All three are very different in style and tone and all three have consistently been great.
The strip I think that has improved over the weeks is the Azzarello/Risso Batman. This week's chapter builds off last week's steamy dinner scene. Looks like even Batman can get smitten!
Editorial slip-ups irk me so I wasn't too happy to see one in the Metamorpho strip. Rex says a line clearly meant to be said by Urania Blackwell. Unfortunately, that mistake made it tough to enjoy the strip.
The strips which have underwhelmed are the Superman and Wonder Woman strips. I just don't seem to 'get' the Wonder Woman strip.
Overall grade (Supergirl): A+
Overall grade (Wednesday comics): B+