Comics Briefly: American Vampire #21, Batgirl #4, Batwoman #4, Demon Knights #4, Star Trek/Legion of Superheroes #3

State of the Collector: I might start buying fewer comics soon. I won't stop reading graphic novels and such, but I'm just not loving much that's coming out right now. I didn't have anything to say about last week's books except "Yup, these are okay but not great, in short: meh." If my husband didn't want to finish out the story arcs, I'd already be cutting some DC titles from my pull list.

Favorite Issue This Week: Demon Knights #4

American Vampire #21
Writer: Scott Snyder, Artist: Jordi Bernet, Colors: Dave McCaig

Decent ending to a mediocre side trip in this world. I'm beginning to get discouraged by even this, one of my favorite titles. I hope the next storyline is better.

Batgirl #4
Writer: Gail Simone, Penciller: Adrian Syaf, Inker: Vicente Cifuentes, Colors: Ulises Arreola

Better in some ways than this title has been, but it was a long time coming. Babs gets to shine a bit more, there's some decent dialogue. I think the art wavers between quite pretty and sorta weird, and the cliffhanger leaves me completely cold, though.

Batwoman #4
Writers: J.H. Williams III & W. Haden Blackman, Artist: J.H. Williams III, Colors: Dave Stewart

I guess this is well done and skillfully put together, I just don't like reading it. I don't like most of the characters, as people. If they actually kill Flamebird I am dropping this book like a bad habit.

Demon Knights #4
Writer: Paul Cornell, Pencillers: Michael Choi & Diogenes Neves, Inkers: Michael Choi & Oclair Albert, Colorist: Marcelo Maiolo

Fairly intriguing issue, giving the back story for Shining Knight. I liked it quite a bit, although it didn't move the plot forward. Some really gorgeous panels in this one.

Star Trek/Legion of Superheroes #3
Writer: Chris Roberson, Pencils: Jeffery Moy, Inker: Phillip Moy,  Colors: Romulo Fajardo

Pretty decent amount of fun here. The two teams finally team up to take down some jerks, and it's amusing, if a bit by the numbers. The parallelism is well done, if, again, fairly rote. It made me smile and giggle anyhow.


  1. Aw. I'm sorry to hear that American Vampire #21 was disappointing. :/

  2. It wasn't terrible, I just didn't find that storyline compelling.


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