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Thursday, 30 December 2010

Power Girl 19 (DC Comics)

One DC title I've been hearing good things about lately is Power Girl. I'd given up on the character years ago as little more than a big pair of tits and a cape, but now I see how wrong I've been.

Currently written by Judd Winick and illustrated by Sami Basri, Power Girl appears to be a superb superhero book that has it all: Great characters, great writing and art, humour, action and its tongue planted firmly in its cheek.

On the strength of this issue I'm gonna check out the trades of the previous creative team (Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray, and Amanda Conner)'s run that I keep hearing about. Power Girl and her array of lesser-known DC characters are being brainwashed, and their gradual realization of this is a great hook.

Told in both flashback and present-tense, it's a nicely structured comic that holds the attention until that spectacular last page. I guess I'll be buying those trades asap, as I want to catch up with what appears to be one of the finest straight-ahead superhero titles currently on the stands.

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