Review – DC Comics Bombshells #26 – #28
DC Comics Bombshells #26-28
Writer: Marguerite Bennett
Artists: Laura Braga (#26, 28), Mirka Andolfo (#27)
Cover: Ant Lucia
There are some hard truths going on in these three books. However, its kind of what our characters needed to hear.
We’re back in Greece with Wonder Woman and Baroness von Gunther. the Baroness has set her tenebrae army upon both the Nazi prisoners of war and Steve Trevor’s Army. Wonder Woman and the Baroness fight, but it doesn’t last long. They go back and forth about the Amazon history with the tenebrae, and how von Gunther fights like an Amazon but will never be one. Von Gunther counters with the tellling of Amazon souls belonging to the King beneath the Black. Images of possessed Amazon and mortal bodies and a floating eye above Nazi Germany, but pretty cool. The Baroness pulls out some (stolen) Amazon gauntlets to command her army to attack. Diana’s army is forced into a cave, but after a harsh heart-to-heart courage comes back. The Baroness flees, and Diana and Steve ride off.
Mera and Supergirl are having an equally rough time. As Mera goes unconscious, Supergirl is able to fry some underwater tenebrae and get to safety. Unfortunately for Mera, killing a Titan like the squid means she loses a part of herself. Some of her sea friends turn on her, but she doesn’t let it stop her from protecting London. Meanwhile, Kortini is fed up. She jumps from her window ledge to the adjacent rooftop, where Edward Nygma is waiting. He tells her that he has been stealing her father’s inventions for himself. Nygma intends to capture Supergirl, take her apart, and harness her power as a weapon. He threaten her with the staff, but only she and Ipati can use it. She manages to get away from the house and happily joins her sister.
I am so happy that Kortini has found her self-confidence. She no longer sees herself in Kara’s shadow. She’s smiling and is going by Kortini instead of Courtney. Wonder Woman seems fed up with everything, too. She tells the soldiers that all this time they have been petty. Despite their differences, The soldiers are told to submit to her to find redemption. They’re even kneeling to her.A bit much f you ask me. At least she got her point across. Bennett’s character development for Kortini has been great. She’s a shining star. Wonder Woman could have been eased up a bit. Braga’s work is great, and she certainly has an eye for detail. Open panels seem to be her specialty, and she pulls it off well. There are a few anatomy hiccups, but it is a monster that is drawn weird, so I guess its okay. Delicate features are the name of the game with Andolfo’s art. I love the way the girls are drawn beautifully, though young looking. Don’t you just want those puppets on chapter 28’s cover?