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Title: SUPERWOMAN
Post by: Perry on August 12, 2016, 06:32:05 AM
Whoa-boy!!! That was fun.

Yes, Jimmy, you must buy this.

I really don't want to say much at all because something happened in this comic that I did not know about. Did not know DC was doing, so I don't want to speak on it until I know it is/was common knowledge. Maybe I was just out of the loop? All I knew about was Lois Lane was going to be Superwoman. But ... yeah ... I really can't speak more on this other than to say for $2.99 a month, I am all over this title. This was good. Really impressed by Phil Jimenez writing here.

The art, also by Jimenez, was just like all Jimenez art. Ever since I first saw his stuff it has always looked like George Perez penciled the art and then it was inked by Klaus Janson and then inked again by Mark Texeira  ;D I don't mean that as a slam, but he uses such large pencil lines at times it really does look like that. Jimenez even uses some Perez styles with panels. It really is kinda cool. From his "belly-button view" camera shots, looking up peoples noses, from the angle of character's mouths ... like this -


(http://i1103.photobucket.com/albums/g476/ptsteelers/a812c49f-52ec-40de-a8d8-bbe682259215_zpsg5dnnc3g.jpg)

... all the way to his half-face panels like this -

(http://i1103.photobucket.com/albums/g476/ptsteelers/le%20half%20face_zpsjxgt9xae.jpg)

Hahaha
Very Perez like, yeah? I love it!!! Sorry I didn't take any of the dark-look inks, but hey, you'll just have to try it to see I guess.
 :D

Anyway, I think you guys should try this book, it just sucks that I don't know if I can tell ya why.
 :D

(All images property of DC Comics)
 ;)


Title: Re: SUPERWOMAN
Post by: Jeff on August 12, 2016, 06:59:35 AM
It's in my list to read this week. That will be great if we get a sleeper hit!  Red Hood has surprised me already.  It will be great if this does too.  It's the return of the 2nd Tier players!


Title: Re: SUPERWOMAN
Post by: Jimmy T on August 15, 2016, 06:39:49 PM
I loved it! I really did! How did I not see or know

that Lana was another Superwoman?! Great move!!

Had a great time reading a thorough, multi-layered story, with a lot of good, moving parts that played so well off of each other.  Art looked really good, and I realliy enjoyed everyone's looks too. And what a cool cliffhanger moment at story's end! A wonderful issue! I will definitely keep up with this!


Title: Re: SUPERWOMAN
Post by: Perry on August 16, 2016, 06:14:20 AM
Don't you read that spoiler, Jeff !!! I didn't want to even tempt you.
 :D


Title: Re: SUPERWOMAN
Post by: Jeff on August 16, 2016, 01:14:33 PM
I was saving it for my grand finale of reading but sounds like I need to move it up the top!


Title: Re: SUPERWOMAN
Post by: Perry on August 16, 2016, 01:43:13 PM
I was saving it for my grand finale of reading but sounds like I need to move it up the top!

 :) Honestly it isn't that important, well kinda, but it was certainly a surprise in the issue that I had no idea about and it makes sense with what happened ... in another title.


Title: Re: SUPERWOMAN
Post by: Jeff on August 16, 2016, 05:23:48 PM
WHAT....THE....FRAK???!!!!

 :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o


I love it when a book surprises me.  Dammit.  I never planned on picking this up long term.

I'm in!!!!!!


Title: Re: SUPERWOMAN
Post by: Jimmy T on August 16, 2016, 07:33:09 PM
RIGHT?! How cool was this issue to read, and be genuinely startled by it?  ;D


Title: Re: SUPERWOMAN
Post by: Jeff on August 16, 2016, 07:48:32 PM
Totally took me by surprise and in a good way. Great twist that made me want to read more. Totally cool!


Title: Re: SUPERWOMAN
Post by: Perry on August 17, 2016, 06:18:23 AM
I only knew that Lois was Superwoman but
when Lana also became one, and one similar to Supes old Electric Blue/Red suit
, I was blown the hell away. And then the ending? That ending!!! I mean
I wonder if that is truly the end of this Lois, but maybe. Makes it easier than having one non-powered and one powered one in the same Universe, but it also would be kinda cool. Either way, that is one hell of an ending, killing the supposed star of your book at issue #1
:D :D


Title: Re: SUPERWOMAN
Post by: Gay Titan on September 15, 2016, 07:28:18 AM
What were your thoughts on the second issue?
I was floored to see that Ultrawoman is

Lena Luthor!!!


Title: Re: SUPERWOMAN
Post by: Jeff on September 15, 2016, 10:32:03 AM
I liked the second issue as well.  They're building up a nice story here and I love the twists.


Title: Re: SUPERWOMAN
Post by: Perry on September 15, 2016, 11:11:24 AM
I enjoyed this, but not as much as the first issue. My only complaint with it was the way it seemed as though months had past since the ladies were transformed. I mean Lex was even asking about Lana like ... I don't know ... did I miss something? Was there a time jump in-between when the ladies were first transformed? There almost had to be something I missed because even the Steel parts seemed like Lana had been this way for awhile now.

I just must have missed something. Was it in this issue or the first one?
 ;D ;D

I could have sworn there had only been like a day since everything happened.

Spoilers below. My memory of the first two issues :

Issue 1
Talky talk
BOOM
Hey, Superwomen
Trouble !!
Fight
One turned to stone/dust

issue 2
Lana continues fight
Ship attacks shore due to hacking
Help needed. Hey Steel
Talk with Lana
Lex's Spy/Traitor
Reveal of baddie

Thought this was all in a day or two
 :D

Where did I screw up?
 :D :D :D

It was issue one wasn't it?
 :-\

EDITed - Not as much as the FIRST issue. I had typed "second" Haha


Title: Re: SUPERWOMAN
Post by: Jeff on September 15, 2016, 11:50:17 AM
The origin stuff in issue 1 was in flashback so I do think some time has passed since the powers developed.


Title: Re: SUPERWOMAN
Post by: Perry on September 15, 2016, 12:29:16 PM
 :D
Wow, I totally missed that. I thought stuff was happening "live" (so to say). That is what I get. Trying to rush through crap at the shop
 >:(

No wonder I was confused with the pacing this issue  :D

Okay, I take my complaint back
 :D


Title: Re: SUPERWOMAN
Post by: Perry on October 17, 2016, 10:25:57 AM
Issue #3

Better than issue #2, yet still just a tad short of the powerful issue #1, this book makes me smile. It is really worth reading.

I'm not a Steel fan, but he works here.

Some cool reveals make this a title worthy of your time.

7 outta 10 hair cuts
 ;D


Title: Re: SUPERWOMAN
Post by: Jimmy T on October 18, 2016, 06:00:20 PM
Issue 3

Hee hee, it feels like mythology is being build, heavy and fast, and with importance and gravitas. I love the big thoughts and ideas of the heroines, heroics, and the city, as well as the small moments of the heroine about her heroics within the city.  8)

Great world building, great cast strength (and I'm a huge Steel/John Henry fan), so I really enjoy this version of Lana Lang. Bring it on!!


Title: Re: SUPERWOMAN
Post by: Jimmy T on January 22, 2017, 12:17:33 PM
I love how 'big' this story-telling is. I mean, it's this huge, epic, worldly event, and it's up to Superwoman and her crew to deal with it! No, bombastic barely begins to describe it, but hell, I love reading this title.


Title: Re: SUPERWOMAN
Post by: Perry on January 23, 2017, 01:49:08 PM
Good. I heard the last issue ... or two now (hell, how far behind am I?) left a bad taste in some mouths (no idea why as I was "No Spoiler" requesting the entire time  :D) but glad it isn't really the case. At least not for everybody.
Another DC title I need to catch up on. (Like most all of them now)
 :-[


Title: Re: SUPERWOMAN
Post by: Jimmy T on June 06, 2017, 08:10:43 PM
And with issue #9, I'm done with the book.

It's not that it's a bad book, but the last 3 issues have been about if Lana can be a hero still, can she should will she get her powers back, and how can she be a hero like Superman it's so hard but I can because I'm strong of heart yadda yadda...

Okay, it sounds like I don't like the book. I've just fallen out of love with it. Glad I read the stuff with Phil!!


Title: Re: SUPERWOMAN
Post by: Perry on June 07, 2017, 04:53:37 AM
This is why I hate making my comments in the "Weekly Reader" thread. I always say, after I post my thoughts there, that I will come here (or to any of the opther threads that posts relating to the books should go) and discuss it further and I never do.
It is nothing against the Weekly thread, really, as it is my failure ... that I am trying to push the blame on that thread is something that you guys should not take notice or regard.
 :D

So I should have posted this before, here, but yes, I agree, Jimmy.  ;D

I stopped reading shortly after Jimenez(sp?) left. I was not enjoying it and I didn't understand why. I really liked this comic before, how did it slip so badly? But then I happened to notice that Phil was no longer credited as writer for the book I was reading ... and he hadn't for the last 2 or 3 issues ... and that is when I decided that yes, this book was no longer fun for me and it wasn't, this time, just me. :D
 


Title: Re: SUPERWOMAN
Post by: Jimmy T on June 07, 2017, 05:30:30 AM
Man, Perry, that's a lot of guilt. You carried that for a long time, and I'm glad to see you finally tell someone. Now how does that make you feel? Just lay down on the couch and tell Dr. T all about it.
 8) :D


Title: Re: SUPERWOMAN
Post by: Perry on June 07, 2017, 05:41:54 AM
Thanks
Well it all started when I walked in ...
 :D :D :D


Title: Re: SUPERWOMAN
Post by: Jeff on June 07, 2017, 10:31:10 AM
So if I'm hearing you right, I should keep the Phil issues in my wish list and buy them when I get around to it but don't get anything past that.


Title: Re: SUPERWOMAN
Post by: Perry on June 07, 2017, 02:38:00 PM
Yep :)

But only when you have lots of money ... not a must buy  :)