If you’re a fan of good, beautifully illustrated comics, you can’t be having the best day. Yesterday, J.H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman announced that they’ll soon be leaving Batwoman due to some rather epic editorial interference, ending one of the few consistently enjoyable and interesting runs of the New 52 era. I was going to do a post about that today, maybe start with a joke about how DC put absolutely no effort into garnering publicity for Kate and Maggie’s engagement but now damn near every major entertainment outlet is covering THIS story; you know, the usual snark that comes from being perpetually disappointed by the people who own your favourite characters.
But then I saw that Comicosity has a preview of Smallville Season 11 #17, and good lord do I love that book. So instead, let’s accentuate the positive and take a peek at one of the most enjoyable comic stories of the year, brought to us by Bryan Q. Miller and Jorge Jimenez:
What’s more fun than young Diana kicking that annoying Artemis in the stomach and jumping off a cliff in her homemade glider? That’s just comics gold. I love everything Miller and Jimenez are doing with this new, Smallville version of Wonder Woman. And now it looks like she’s running a home for wayward girls, which is just fantastic. If you didn’t read the first issue or follow along digitally, you are seriously missing out on some great comics. So far, this is the best Wonder Woman story I’ve read in years, by leaps and bounds.
Look for Smallville Season 11 #17 in comic shops this Wednesday, or all of the digital issues are available right now as Smallville Season 11 #60-62.