This week's Wednesday Comics was one of the better overall weeks in the comics run with almost all the strips being very entertaining.
But in one of those curveballs throws you, despite the overall issue being great, this was one of the weaker chapters in Supergirl.
This week's theme seems to be shocking. I would be shocked if an octopus handed me a clam phone too.
As we saw last week, this Aquaman is one busy guy with a ton of emergencies he needs to prioritize. When Kara asks him to talk to Streaky and Krypto regarding their erratic behavior, Aquaman reads her the riot act. Of course he can only speak to marine life. Why would Supergirl think he could talk to her pets?
I don't know why she would think that.
In fact his diatribe while funny (I can understand why sharks hate Steven Spielberg) brings Supergirl to near tears. Okay, so it isn't full fledged crying but those are plump tears dangling from Kara's eyes. I know ... I suppose that it makes sense here for a youngish appearing Kara to well up when a veteran superhero screams at her. That said, I have grown pretty tired of seeing Supergirl cry. At least Aquaman has the decency to apologize.
Aquaman at least points her in the right direction. He thinks she should take the pets to Dr. Mid-Nite for a check-up.
Kara is able to gather herself and thank Aquaman.
I like this scene at the end. When Kara points out how she feels the animals are helpless Aquaman says he understands. Aquaman is really the defender of the ocean and all it's life. I thought that last panel with him surrounded by fish and sea mammals was a very nice ending to the Aquaman part of this story.
As I feared, The Flash comic has become a jumble of multiple Flashes coexisting. I have to say, even I didn't think there would be this many. The story is pretty wild with Grodd creating a new pocket universe where he rules. The Flash sees apes in our reality meaning maybe some of that new universe is spilling into ours? Sounds like something from a Philip K. Dick novel.
Otherwise, I was pleased with Metamorpho for the first time in a while as the story actually moved forward.
Strange Adventures includes a Golden Age Dr. Fate sighting ... too cool.
Demon/Catwoman keeps creeping up the ranks. Nice to see Catwoman again rather than a big saber-toother panther.
Heck, even Teen Titans and Sgt. Rock were pretty enjoyable this week. Only Superman and Metal Man left me empty.
And, as usual, the Kamandi strip is simply great. The human girl has the name Ororo. And we see a great shot of the tiger army limping home. Ryan Sook has really hit a home run here.
Overall grade (Supergirl): B Overall grade (Wednesday Comics): B+