Review – DC Comics Bombshells #25
DC Comics Bombshells #25
Writer: Marguerite Bennet
Cover: Ant Lucia
Art: Mirka Andolfo
Family drama is still the name of the game in this one. The Kraken-like monster of the previous issue turns out to be a monster squid relaying a message from King Nereus to Mera. Nereus is Mera’s brother-in-law and ex-fiance. He tells Mera that he has allied with the Tenebrae. He’s tired of humans polluting the waters, and he plans to do something about it. Classic.
Meanwhile, Kortini is still at the Whitmore residence, and her father seems eager to start over with her. It’s too bad he’s going about it the wrong way. Kortini’s staff starts to glow, indicating that Kara is in danger. Mr. Whitmore struggles to hold Kortini, and his butler Nygma is all too happy to drug Kortini and lock her away in her room.
The underwater battle continues as Mera tells Nereus that he’s too stupid for sabotage (burn!), so who could have planted the mines? It seems that Mera ran away, although Nereus offered her a chance to come home. Mera uses the trident to defeat the squid, and I have to wonder what Nereus could have done to drive Mera away.
Back on land, Kortini is questioning herself. In a flashback, we see the contrast between Kortini and Kara. Kara would fly, but Kortini would fall. Kortini wanted adventure, but Kara wanted to stay with Kortini. Kortini feels as if she’s just a girl. Quickly, Kortini calms down and breaks out through her room window. She is determined to show what a girl can do.
It seems like Kara and Kortini need to sit down and have a heart-to-heart. As long as the two keep comparing themselves, they’ll never reach their full potential. I am still waiting for all our girls to come together in one big fight, but I’m sure Bennett would hold that off for the end of the war. However, I do like seeing the individual stories and how each character progresses.
This issue has a sort of Disney-esque style. The faces of our heroines are a bit rounder, and the eyes are bigger. The bodies aren’t so slim, but it’s a nice look. Even in a dark mood and setting, the colors are bright. Kortini’s flashbacks take on a brownish hue, giving the panels a warm feeling. The shadows are done well, and the varying line weights match well with the different parts of the story. Props to this great Ant Lucia cover. The blurred parts of the cover really give off a sense of movement, and all the greens bring out the red of her hair and the gold of her accessories. Truly a nice cover.