100 Issues Ago November 2013

Maybe I need to re-do my banner image and remove FOREVER EVIL from the list of Coming Soon annotations, as the more I look back on it for these 100 Issues Ago posts, the more I dislike the series. Maybe that’s why I’m focusing on this issue of WORLDS’ FINEST because it was one of the few tie-ins that I had this month? Who knows?

Either way, while not the best writer, Paul Levitz tends to manage straightforward heroics with Power Girl still suffering from her on again – off again powers (she starts the issue hoping her invulnerability has worn off so she can get a tattoo – it hadn’t) and trying to kick start them by buying a ride into Earth’s orbit on a space shuttle so she can go bathe in the sun’s rays directly. Trouble is, that gives her an uncontrollable boost and sends her hurtling back to Earth where the Huntress tries to help.

Elsewhere in the DCU, it’s mostly FOREVER EVIL as I said, so everything feels like it’s coated with an extra layer of grim and gritty this month. Outside of DC, Dark Horse continue their adaptation of THE STAR WARS (including stormtroopers – with lightsabers!), Image continues the excellent FATALE, and Oni Press LETTER 44 starts to pick up.