YEAH, BABY!!! Comic of the year (so far)!
Tim, Bart, Connor … they’re the reason I’m reading comics. Having them back from the New52 abyss, and back together in this comic was always going to make my day/ week/ month/ year.
This issue wastes no time in throwing the team and characters into action. It’s fast and crazy, and there’s very little characterisation beyond the superficial introductions. It’s a stark contrast to Bendis’ work on Superman or Action Comics. But, that’s cool. Bendis has promised lots of that to come in interviews. I trust him to follow through on that.
His Impulse stole the show here. Full of crazy energy. And, Jinny Hex made a memorable first impression in the few pages that she was on.
Patrick Gleason is inking his own work here (or, maybe, it’s shot straight from his pencils), and it ends up looking quite different from his work elsewhere. It’s a little darker, and scratchier. But, I really liked it. I liked the texture. I also liked the way he used a much cleaner, lighter line whenever Bart was in view.
Can’t wait for the next issue!