Review: ‘DC Comics Bombshells’ #19
DC Comics Bombshells #18 and #19
Writer: Marguerite Bennett
Art: Mary Sanapo
Cover: Ant Lucia
Its all starting to come together in these last two issues. We may just see a full team. In fact, we’re seeing the form of many teams. Sisters Supergirl and Stargirl have flown from Russia landed aboard a ship carrying Mera. Not long after, Waller shows up with the rest of the Bombshells (Big Barda and Dr. Hoshi) to recruit the Soviet sisters to join in the fight. Fortunately, they agree, but refuse to allow anyone to turn them back into poster children.
Supergirl and Stargirl reject the stars and stripes for simple blue costumes. We get a look back at Kate Kane in Berlin in a scene that happened so fast, it could have been saved for another issue. Wonder Woman was thrown in prison for saving some Nazi prisoners. Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy are mucking it up. Also, who doesn’t want to see Zatanna holding a smoking John Constantine bunny? He’s so cute and not at the same time. Tie that together with a glimpse of Swamp Thing a while back and I say we may have a look at a Bombshells Justice League Dark. Fingers crossed. Remember Alysia Yeoh? Well if you don’t that’s okay because she’s here and is now an shining member of the Batgirls, a team of Harper Row, and her closest gal pals. Plus, some dark backstory? Interesting.
This book is pretty jumping. From one character story to the next. Its almost as if the series were a giant puzzle and each individual plot are the pieces. The Bombshells are definitely that one puzzle that takes you days to put together, but once you finish the end product will be a masterpiece. If you can handle the individual stories, then i guarantee you will be satisfied in the long run. Another good this is how each scene caters to each characters personality. We get to see Amanda Waller call Mera silly. The Bombshells are a very fun read.
What can I say about Mary Sanapo that her art won’t say? Its light and clear and flowy. It definitely keeps up with the look and feel of Ant Lucia’s covers. Not too many lines or dark spots. I’m hoping to see more of Sanapo’s work in later issues.