Comic book reviews for Black Canary #4, Black Canary #5, and Black Canary #6 by Brenden Fletcher, Annie Wu, Pia Guerra, and Sandy Jarrell
Average rating: 3.3/5 stars
Black Canary #4 by Brenden Fletcher
Art: Annie Wu
Maeve seemed to have bitten off more than she can chew. However, Amanda Waller did come through with her deal to give Maeve the canary cry. There were bits of Maeve’s story which made her more sympathetic of a character, however, Fletcher seemed to pull back on the emotional punches. Maeve mentions her parents, particularly her father, treated her like a meal ticket, but there was too little of this thread.
I’m a little disappointed that if we brought the White Canary in that she’s been whitewashed as a blonde. (Though this would bring the plot together of how Dinah could’ve been framed for a crime she didn’t commit — or perhaps even happen since Kurt is alive — and was on the run. All this has yet to be addressed.)
Of course, if Dinah is on the run from Amanda Waller, she better keep on running. It seems like Dinah would’ve been staying out of the spotlight though. Unless she’s ultimately been looking for Ditto. Or working for Waller.
Black Canary #5 by Brenden Fletcher
Art: Pia Guerra and Sandy Jarrell
So this whole battle of the bands against Bo Maeve and the other bands (which we largely don’t care about) is some kind of major filler. So I’ve never been in a band and maybe this does happen when you piss off the other bands you play with. However, seems to take away from the plot of figuring out what Waller’s up to, who the White Canary is, and who Ditto is. Not to mention why those aliens want her.
I hate to say Kurt is right here, but he is very right here. And so weird that he doesn’t remember any of his former life with Dinah, but she does.
Meeting Byron’s family was the cutest. Of course, Paloma’s lack of family is some kind ringing bell about her future stories. Really, I would’ve liked to see plots around their hometown and families a lot more than seeing a battle of the bands.
Even if Maeve bargained for that canary cry with Amanda Waller.
Super happy that if we’re not having Wu on the art this issue that Guerra’s filling in. I’ve missed her on books I’m reading.
Black Canary #6 by Brenden Fletcher
Art: Annie Wu
Waller always gets her way. One way or another. So I’m not entirely sure that Kurt (old Kurt) and Ditto were really able to outmaneuver her.
Not surprising the Bo Maeve’s entire band was filled with superpowered people. Or that the stage was rigged. Ditto going on stage even when she knew it was a trap didn’t make much sense.
We shall see.
Wu’s art still remains my very favorite part of this book. Her lines and angles are so dynamic; they create a clear rock n’ roll vibe for this book and carry so much of the story.
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