|| Reviews - Wednesday Comics - #12
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Mixed Bag - Uthor
Since this is the last issue of the series, these are my thoughts on the series as a whole.
Batman - This story didn't do much for me. Maybe if I read it in one sitting, but it didn't seem to be split up well for the one page a week format.
Kamandi - I liked Kamandi for the most part. The illustrated story way of writing was a nice change of pace and the story telling was paced well.
Superman - The pacing was better than Batman's, but like that story, this one didn't do much for me. It didn't really seem to go anywhere by the end.
Deadman - This story I liked better than a lot of the others and the art worked well with the big format. The artist really filled out the pages well.
Green Lantern - I like the retro feel of this story, but I wish there was more space fighting. It eventually materialized, but a little too late.
Metamorpho - Gaiman and Allred had some neat ideas in using the big format, though not all of them worked (not enough happens in weeks 2 and 3 and too much happened in the two "periodic table" pages). Still, props for having fun and trying something different.
Teen Titans - This I liked the least. I had no interest in the story, the art was merely okay, and the format wasn't used in any novel way.
Strange Adventures - This is my favorite of all the stories. Love the art, Paul Pope works the page and the pacing really well, and I'm going to see if I can find more stuff by him.
Supergirl - Another enjoyable story. Nothing revolutionary, but so cute and innocent I can't help but like it.
Metal Men - Passable story and the pacing more-or-less works. Middle of the road.
Wonder Woman - I like the ambition, but I don't think this worked too well. I like the art well enough, but the panel layout, while it improves, makes everything claustrophobic. I honestly have no idea what's going on in the story and I don't think the secondary characters were introduced well as I have no idea who they are. The "wake up" thing was a good idea in keeping the pacing even, but it was dropped by the end. Still, it tried.
Sgt. Rock - This didn't use the format well. It's just like a current Sunday comic strip blown up to four times its regular size. Also, not much happened the first few weeks, which killed any momentum the story might have had. It's a shame as I was interested in this when I first read it.
Flash - This made great use of the format with the two stories intertwining as one. Nice pacing, too. The only problem I have is the last page which, to quote the story, "Doesn't make any sense at all."
The Demon and Catwoman - I like how this started out and the parts fighting Morgaine were alright, but Catwoman disappeared for a lot of the story, which disappointed me.
Hawkman - This was a pretty good story that used the page size well (if not breaking new ground), but I really don't know what to think of it at the end. It starts off one place (saving the airplane), goes somewhere else (alien invasion), and ends in a third place (the island stuff). Seems like it's a small part of a bigger story (especially the JLA panels from the last page).
I don't know if I'd buy another round of these. $4 isn't too bad for the amount of stuff you get, but the quality wasn't high across the board. I'd definitely be in if there were less pages with none of the stuff that was merely okay or worse for $2/week. Not a lot of the creators tried new techniques, which was disappointing.