Sunday, September 12, 2010

Comic Book Review: Power Girl #15

Literary & Artistic Credits
Writer: Judd Winick
Artist: Sami Basri
Colorist: Sunny Gho
Letterer: John J. Hill
Cover Art: Sami Basri

My Awe-Inspiring Opinion
You know what makes Power Girl so great?  It’s because it can be nothing more than an alien slug fest and still feel like there’s a story behind it.  The Russian Mobster, turned Parasite look-a-like on steroids, finds that he likes this new purpley state of being and begins to accept his programming as a destructive force on Earth.  Power Girl pulls out all the stops in putting an end to her new enemy’s chaos and mayhem and almost wins!  Until her unfamiliar friend, Maxwell Lord, comes through in his kryptonite boom tube saving his new friend at the last moment.

If it wasn’t for the hilarious conversation Power Girl and her assistant Nico have via earring phone, I’m not sure this Power Girl installment would have been worth it $2.99 price tag.  Threatening Nico, however, with jail time for not helping her was a bit out of character for PeeGeein my opinion.  But I guess Nico has some dirt on his boss now which I’m sure will work out for the better in the end, but right now Winick gives off the illusion that power Girl is in a serious pickle.

I was very annoyed that Winick chose to go the Spider-Man route.  You know, Peter Parker being the best bud of the web crawler, now Karen Starr’s best girlfriend is the alien cousin of Superman.  It’s very disappointing to say the least.

Maxies goof up was another interesting move on Winick’s part.  What was the point of making everyone forget about him if he’s to be careless enough to come through the green boom tube for all the world to see?  I guess one of the smartest men on Earth isn’t as bright as we all thought.

Despite Basri’s anime style, his art is working quite well with this title.  The maturity and how well defined each character turns out to be is talent I hope to achieve some day.

My Majestically Climactic Conclusion
There isn’t much to this issue that needs critiquing.  It was used merely to boost forward into the situation of Nico and Maxwell Lord.  It’s fun none-the-less.

Rating: 9.33 out of 10
Writing: 9
Art: 10
Themes: 9

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