Black Canary Vol. 1: Kicking and Screaming by Brenden Fletcher, Annie Wu

Black Canary, Vol. 1: Kicking and ScreamingBlack Canary, Vol. 1: Kicking and Screaming by Brenden Fletcher

My rating: 1 of 5 stars

This graphic novel collects BLACK CANARY #1-7. Well, I didn’t like the Black Canary reboot. Not the art and not the story. This ended up being a real chore to read, I kept putting it down from boredom. I did see a good many four and five star reviews, so somebody out there is into it, but god knows I can’t figure out why.

For some reason Dinah Lance has become the front woman for a band called Black Canary. She has replaced the original front woman called Bo Maeve who is now stalking the band. The side characters are for the most part her band members, none of which is particularly interesting, and her [ex?] husband. The band is also being followed by some sort of shadow monsters.

Dinah’s origin isn’t really well explained but she is a highly trained fighter with ninja skills. They also seem to have taken away her metahuman status and she now apparently received her powers through some sort of experiment. I don’t want to ruin the stupidity of that explanation by giving anymore details as it would pretty much give away the underlying plot of this volume.

The not so funny or entertaining gag running through the book is how Black Canary keeps stepping on the toes of other bands who are now all out to get them.

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Dinah starts a fight at every concert…

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Dinah tells the group that she’s going to train them in self defence so they go to this gun range to practice.  Everyone is dressed in these hokey looking western outfits…

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Dinah fights off legions of black ops so they can get to their gig on time.  ‘Cause this whole scenario is soooo plausible.  I mean where are the other cars on the road?  Buildings?  What kind of venue are they going to that nobody notices this going on?

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I received an advanced reader copy of this book through NetGalley’s read and review program.

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I’ve been so sick this year it isn’t funny.

puffs-plus-lotion-facial-tissues-family-boxesI have a ton of backlogged book reviews I need to catch up on and I still feel at about 50% capacity to do anything.  I’m so tired and it’s pretty hard to string any coherent thoughts together.  That could be because I’m loaded on medicine.   This is the fourth time I’ve been on antibiotics in a relatively short period of time.

My son had outpatient surgery this week to put tubes in his ears because of the chronic ear infections he’s had all fall and winter.  He, my husband, and I have just been passing this crud back and forth to each other for months on end now.  I’m exhausted — I think I’ve spent the better part of the last two weeks laying on my couch in pain and misery.

Four days into this last round of meds and I am actually beginning to feel a tad bit better.  I can mostly breath through my nose now which is a vast improvement.  I’m sleeping a little bit better because the coughing is less.  Now if the never ending headache would abate I’d be at like 65%…

On a positive note I did score 3 of the new DC Superhero Girls Dolls that I’m pretty excited about and I’ve got a lot of reading to catch up on.  Hopefully I’ll be back to posting reviews and things by the end of the week; and I hope you are all doing well.