Thursday, June 25, 2015

Black Canary #1

I had serious doubts about DC's new Black Canary once I heard the concept of turning the hero into the lead singer of a traveling rock band running into problems at every stop (rather than, you know, let her be a super-hero). It's kind of like Scooby-Doo without the necessary zaniness to sell the concept. Gail Simone's transformative version of the character seems long forgotten at this point by DC Editorial.

Black Canary #1 puts Dinah and her self-titled band on the road showcasing violent episodes the group has had to deal with at every stop including the latest where monsters appear to attack a young girl the super-hero has taken under her wing.

Those expecting to see Black Canary kick ass will be disappointed as most of comic deals with the behind-the-scenes of a traveling band (which may be interesting but isn't really why you pick up a comic titled Black Canary). I'm happy to see Dinah get her own title but at the same time I disappointed that it had to be this one. Hit-and-Miss.

[DC, $2.99]

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