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Wednesday Comics #9

Wednesday Comics #9

Scheduled to arrive in stores: September 2, 2009

Cover date: September 2, 2009


Writer: John Arcudi
Artist: Lee Bermejo


Writer: Jimmy Palmiotti
Artist: Amanda Conner

Reviewed by: Barry Freiman

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In this week's Superman, by John Arcudi and Lee Bermejo, he tells the aliens he's figured them out, that their telepathy has been scouring his mind for weaknesses. Superman says that he has figured out that, if they're taking information out of his head, he can do the same to them and tells them he's figured out their weakness.

What an incredible failure by John Arcudi. There is no pace to this story whatsoever. We've spent three weeks now on this huge revelation about the telepathic influence the aliens have when it was pretty clear from the beginning this was what was going on. At least it remains a beautifully drawn strip.

This week's Supergirl, by Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner, has Dr. Mid-Nite explaining to Kara that sunspot activity that is being siphoned by aliens is what affected the super-pets. Kara flies off toward the sun to confront the aliens. Dr. Mid-Nite stays behind to take care of Krypto and Streaky but, while his back is turned, the pair fly out the window following after Supergirl.

Sunspots? Aliens? That's the best you can come up with. How about Red Kryptonite? Even the Filmation cartoons came up with a better excuse for crazy Krypto behavior in one Superboy episode - crooks were using a device that affected the Dog of Steel's behavior which made it easier for the crooks to steal without Boy of Steel interference. After nine weeks, I expected something a bit more creative than sunspots and aliens.

See ya next week in the funny pages!

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