Monday, May 31, 2010
Power Girl #12 - DC
This was another 'fun' issue of this title. I especially like the beginning when Karen was enjoying the spas and amenities of Atlee's home. She actually let loose, for a little while. She would've felt pretty vulnerable, but . . she also felt like she was in a safe place. However, after sharing their innermost emotions at the waterfall, I think Atlee may becoming a little more attached to Karen than she's normally comfortable with. We'll have to see how that plays out in the future thought. Meanwhile, Satanna has formed an alliance of sorts with Dr Sivana. She's hoping for a weapon from him that will take down PG. But after he gets what he wants, he tosses her out like so much trash. Literally. Also Gerard Shugel has been 'cleansed and returned with proper identification . . in addition, he will have no memories of his time as a criminal.' So we won't be hearing from him for a while, but . . I'm sure he'll find some way to mess himself up once again. Fisher returns the pictures he took of Karen to her. She won't have that hanging over her head anymore. And on the way to work, she once again has a run in with Vartox. Apparently there's this alien guy that's ready to kill him because he was messing around with his wife. PG gets them to settle down and take their dispute off planet. There's the usual flirting and sexual innuendo from Vartox in the process. And then she finally gets back to work. There's good news and bad. A group called Vega 9 . . Karen knows that it's actually Carl and Anez . . they've made a major investment in Karen's company. But unfortunately, her assistant Alice is quiting. And then all the other employees have a celebration for the upturn in the company. Unfortunately, I don't think that's going to last for very long. Also unfortunately . . this is pretty much a wrap-up issue. Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Connor will be moving on as Judd Winick and Sami Basri take over the creative helm. And it doesn't look like the future is going to be as fun or as bright for Karen in the coming months. Right now on the schedule, Karen's got to deal with the whole Generation Lost thing with Max Lord . . somebody sends a behemoth named Crash into NYC that she crosses paths with . . and because of all of this her company suffers as she's paying less and less attention to it. Not to mention there's a mystery coming up where her employees begin disappearing. It appears that she'll be forming an 'unusual alliance' with someone to try to help her figure it all out. So . . I'm sure the book will be just as good . . I'm a big fan of Judd's stories. But . . it won't be the same. It won't be the fun book to read that it's been for the previous 12 issues. It's sad to see these guys go. I've really enjoyed these issues. But . . that's life. Things change, and we all move on. So sad . . to bad . . bye-bye!