Spinning off of the hit DC Collectibles statue line, the incredible Bombshells reunite once again in a brand-new story about the greatest heroines the world has ever known!Kate Kane, the all-American Batwoman; Diana f Themyscira, warrior princess of the Amazons; Kara Starikov and Kortni Duginovna, defenders of Mother Russia; and Mera, royal daughter of the legendary Atlantis come together once again in an action packed, female-empowering story: THE BOMBSHELLS!Marguerite Bennett (Earth 2: World's End) delivers once again in this alternate reality where super-powered women are on the front lines fighting for justice! Collects Bombshells United #7-12.
Bombshells United Vol. 2 Review
- January 1, 1970Chris Lemmerman[Read as single issues]War has been raging now for many years, and the Bombshells seem to be no closer to a resolution despite their many victories. But for Kate Kane and Renée Montoya, a reprieve is in sight. When a magical labyrinth and a pit of healing water returns their lost son to them and offers them sanctuary from the fighting, it could be time for them to throw in the towel. But Miri Marvel can’t stop Black Adam alone, and what is dead should never live again – but is that reason enough [Read as single issues]War has been raging now for many years, and the Bombshells seem to be no closer to a resolution despite their many victories. But for Kate Kane and Renée Montoya, a reprieve is in sight. When a magical labyrinth and a pit of healing water returns their lost son to them and offers them sanctuary from the fighting, it could be time for them to throw in the towel. But Miri Marvel can’t stop Black Adam alone, and what is dead should never live again – but is that reason enough for Kate and Renée to throw away what could be their one chance at happiness?Kate Kane’s always been the main character of Bombshells, when you boil down to it. She was the one that started it all, and is probably the character that appears the most, so it’s about time she show up in Bombshells United. She and Renée’s history is front and centre in this arc, and it’s the driving force behind the conclusion as well. Of course, Marguerite Bennett manages to mesh in her versions of Black Adam and Talia Al Ghul as well, fleshing out the already rich and vibrant world of Bombshells with some more iconic characters. The scope of this arc is much more personal than the previous one, really homing in on the two main characters and showcasing how far they’ve come, how much they’ve lost, and how much they can still lose. The lens widens up again nearer the end as Black Adam and Miri Marvel take centre stage, but the themes that are prevalent in the earlier issues carry through as Black Adam is faced with the same dilemma as Kate and Renée are.I feel like what really hurts me when writing these Bombshells reviews is that I know how the series ends. It’s truncated and rushed, and had so much potential, which makes arcs like this seem like they’re focusing on things that aren’t important when we could have had so much more in terms of the broader story. They’re great character pieces, and I really like the story, but it just feels like we didn’t have the time to spend on these things. I don’t want to penalize this arc, or the next one for the same reason, but looking at these stories in retrospect just makes me sad, and it really shouldn’t.It’s the usual suspects on art for this arc, with Stephen Byrne and Mirka Andolfo tackling most of the chapters, while the likes of Richard Ortiz, Siya Oum, and Sandy Jarrell also show up here and there. Bombshells was never the most consistent in terms of art style, but it was pretty high on the art quality, and I’m glad that that’s continued over into Bombshells United.Bombshells United’s second arc is a success all around, in terms of characters, artwork, and world building. The only real problem with it is retrospective; if you take it as it is, Bombshells readers will enjoy it immensely. But if you take it as part of Bombshells United as a whole, it’ll make you feel more than a little sad.more
- January 1, 1970EmmaThis still remains one of my favourite series. Loved the story of Batwoman in this one. So heartfelt and bittersweet. Mirka Adolfo's art was amazing as always too but Stephen Byrne's art and colouring absolutely blew me away. Stunning!
- January 1, 1970JosephI love it, I love it, I love it! The Bombshell stories are fantastic retellings!
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