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Mini-Opinions – Monday Edition

Jupiter’s Legacy #1

Okay, so there was something bothering me about this story from the get-go and I couldn’t quite figure out what it was at first. I mean, reviews that I’ve seen have been mostly favorable, but I couldn’t get to the point that I liked it. So I sat down and thought for a moment and came up with this: Time does not make sense in this story. And yes, while I know most superhero stories have wonky time in terms of characters aging, we know our original hero’s have aged pretty dramatically (lots of gray and white hair, lots of wrinkle lines) but they have kids that seem…well…young. And the story as a whole seems to be going for a lot more realism than your typical superhero story. The adults were young, maybe early to mid 20s, at the beginning of the story, which was in the 1930s. Their kids don’t look much older than 30 themselves in 2013, meaning they were born in the 1980s at the earliest. So their parents were 70 when they had kids?? That seems a little off – and maybe I’m nitpicking a bit here, but for a series that’s trying to hard to be set in our world and portray it realistically, it seems like someone could have sat down for five minutes and done the math…

Another thing – I just don’t like stories where your main characters (in this case Chloe and Brandon) are so thoroughly unlikable. I mean, I’m sure they’re being set up for a massive change of heart at some point, but having to deal with them until that point just isn’t all that interesting to me. Which is sad, because a lot of interest concepts and ideas were brought up all throughout this story, and I would have really liked to see where they were going with those – but I can’t justify it if I don’t want to read these characters.

Final Opinion: Drop

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Mini-Opinions – Monday Edition

Batman #13-#18

Yeah….Death of the Family was just as amazing as everyone made it out to be. How the heck did you guys wait a month between issues? I devoured the whole thing at once…and I don’t think I could have done it any other way!! That was an awesome story, hands down. I’ve always known about the joker – you can’t really miss him in all of the movies that have come out, but wow, I really liked him as a character here. He completely had me hooked and intrigued – as sadistic as it might be…I kind of want to see him in another story. We don’t really know he’s gone. We saw him fall…but we saw nothing after that. I can hope, right?

Also, THANK GOD for the return of Harper!! I was so excited when I saw her again!! I kind of wonder what they have in store for her…I’ve heard rumors of the next Robin, but I’ve also heard rumors saying someone else is going to fill that role (I’m not entirely sure who)…but I hope they keep her around somehow!

Final Opinion: Must Read!!

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Mini-Opinions – Monday Edition

Insurgent #3

I feel like I wasted quite a bit of money this week. Between Fearless Defenders, Katana, and this one, I would have been happier picking up a TPB of something else! I was having a hard time understanding why I didn’t like this series. It’s got an interesting premise, really. But the story isn’t told well…and the characters are about as two-dimensional as you get. I don’t care about what happens to them. Oh well…I tried. But halfway into this story, I just can’t find it in me to care. I’ll be dropping this series as well…

Final Opinion: Drop

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