Deadly Class #3- After the disappointing sophomore issue, I was worried for this series. I worried for nothing as writer Rick Remender and artist Wes Craig right the ship in #3. Although the whole issue focused on the boys’ mission to kill a homeless man, any homeless man, this was an issue with very little action. Shockingly, the issue was better for it. The lack of action made the interaction between Marcus and Willie all the more important and the character development of the two was superb. Remender got us to know the 2 characters, their likes and dislikes, and how they became the way they are. And the ending…shockingly brutal, but in a way that made a lot of sense. In short, this was an excellent issue.
Red Lantern #29- It’s meet the parents time for Guy Gardener as the Reds has to handle the problem of a Red ring on Supergirl. Supergirl has been one of the characters that had it rough since the New 52 started because tried as they might, DC hasn’t been able to find a niche for her. Writer Charles Soule now try his hand at her by putting her in the Red Lanterns. However at the same time, he tried to show the fallout for the Reds by having an meeting between Guy and Superman. It meant this was an issue of 2 halves. The issue did a fine job showing the how comfortable Supergirl is with the Reds and what a good fit she would be in the team but the meeting between Guy and Superman was awkward. The problem was that Soule’s Superman looks and sounds a lot older than the New 52 Superman. His Superman seems to be the version before the New 52. The New 52 Superman is young, in his early twenties, and just coming into his own; the Superman in this issue looks and sounds like an experience veteran. Luckily he’s just a guest-star, so here’s hoping it’ll be back to business next issue.