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 Post subject: Secret Origins #3. [Monthly]
PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:11 pm 
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This is the latest issue in the Secret Origins (mini?) series. It is divided into three short stories detailing the past origins for Green Lantern (Hal Jordan), Batwoman, and Red Robin. They probably could have named it the Good, the Bad, and the Meh.

The Good. Jeremy Haun sums up Batwoman's past quite nicely touching upon her military service, initial run at vigilantism, and even her first dance with Maggie Sawyer. Trevor McCarthy draws this montage superbly and even evokes ol' JHW3's style with the panel set-ups and uses of color (gratz to Matt Wilson on the latter). Batwoman looks pretty chiseled after all her training her Dad puts her through.

The Bad. Red Robin. Sure, it blends into the new continuity rather seamlessly but it doesn't give a hint one about motivation. Tim Drake just does what he does "because". I guess.

The Meh. While Green Lantern does answer that need for illustrating the underlying motivation for the Green Lantern and the art looks very pretty it was all so ... old. I guess after Geoff Johns magnificently told this same story over a period of years seeing it squished into a couple pages seems bland.

Maybe my standards are too high. What do you think?


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