Review: ‘DC Comics Bombshells’ #21
DC Comics Bombshells #21
Writer: Marguerite Bennett
Artist: Mirka Andolfo
Cover: Ant Lucia
I love to see families in comics. Not just blood families, but the families made from the strong bonds of friendship. That was the outcome of issue #21. The Batfamily has been born in the aftermath of the trouble at the orphanage. The Batgirls were able to defeat Moloch and rescue the children. It is still unclear how they managed to take down Moloch so easily. The only shots we see are a panel of Harper Row flying towards it, and the next panel has it exploding and falling apart. Maybe she has a really hard head. In the chaos, we find out that the headmistress responsible is Katherine Webb, wife to Nathan Kane, stepmother of Katherine Kane, and aunt to Bruce Wayne. She and her henchmen are shut down and taken to the authorities.
With her out of the way, Bette Kane takes majority control of the board of directors of Kane Industries, which the orphanage happens to be under. Bette certainly wastes no time putting her powers to good use. a new orphanage is set up, goods being delivered to those in need, and the children who are wanted find good homes. Tim Drake even goes to Little Singapore to stay with Alysia Yeoh. Speaking of Tim, we get to see him in a costume reminiscent of his Robin suit in other comics. With him and Harper’s brother, Cullen, the Batgirls have “giant plans”. Don’t you just love happy endings.
I am really loving Mirka Adolfo’s art. It is very clean and stylish. She knows just when to make a panel detailed, and when to cast one in shadow. Why work harder than you have to? Each character she draws is so different from the next. However, with the help of colorist Wendy Broome, they all blend so well together. I can’t wait to see more of this Batfamily and their “giant plans”.