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CBF Quick Picks #42 : Action Comics #894 | Comic Book Fury

CBF Quick Picks #42 : Action Comics #894

November 2, 2010 by
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The anticipation was building for this issue ever since DC revealed who Lex Luthor was going toe-to-toe with in Action Comics #894. And the resulting work from Paul Cornell and Pete Woods turned out perfect (well close to it – I’m still not hot on the Jimmy Olsen co-feature). The philosophical battle between one of DC’s premier super-villains and one of Sandman’s most popular siblings was very intriguing and showed us how much Lex, even in the face of death (literally), will fight to the end to achieve his self-proclaimed destiny.

Not to be put on the sidelines though, Zatanna has been slowly sneaking up on readers’ radars and issue #6 is probably one of the strongest of the series so far. Paul Dini is largely responsible for this character’s resurgence and you can tell how much he loves the character. The family dynamic between Zatanna and her cousin is done really well too and makes me want to see more of it. Darn shame though that not many have this on their pull lists – it’s worth checking out if you want to go beyond the Batman and Green Lantern books that dominate the comic book stands as of late.

Wonder Woman #604 gives us the showdown between Wonder Woman and her mysterious antagonist largely responsible for the majority of the Amazons being wiped out. A bit underwhelming learning his back story, but the pencils behind the fight sequence were gorgeous. As the Amazon princess slowly gains back her powers, we start diving into bigger fare as she seeks out the true power that has it out for the Amazons.

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