From Boom Studios, Grace Randolph, Russell Dauterman, Gabriel Cassata.
Alright, long time readers of the site are well aware that I have read and enjoyed every issue of Supurbia. Grace has even been nice enough to talk with us twice. So forgive me for throwing all of the niceties out of the way and allow me to speak from the heart.
What the fuck Grace?! How in the hell do you fool me every single time with this comic? I swear you sit at home and toss out page after page of drafts that aren’t crazy enough. There’s a few of us who have been very vocal about supporting Supurbia from the beginning and I have no doubt you get a devilish grin and think “oh I am going to so fuck with their heads on this one”.
For those of you who may not have read this issue yet, and really what the hell are you waiting for, cool things happened! First of all, Tia finally puts aside the mask of mom and housewife and lets Aso run loose once again. Aso is an incredible character. The Cheshire Cat of crime fighting. She is the Creeper and Catwoman, but also more than the sum of her parts. A strong, original black female hero has debuted. Everyone pay attention over here! Screw your constant reboots someone is creating literature over here.
All of your other favorite characters are still here and getting in place for their spotlight adventures. Believe me, the reviews on this site for later issues will go into great detail on all of this but this issue has one more story that needs some attention.
Is it a dream? Is it the future? Only Grace knows for sure but what we do know is that this issue opened up with two little girls all grown up and raining death on everything they touch. Zari and Sara are adult super villains in the opening two pages. They have obviously killed many people, and are feared by all. With two pages these two women overtake Harley and Ivy on the list of most deadly duos.
Then… the girls wake up. Sara is excited while Zari is scared. But they had the same dream! This is the wonderful world of comics, and anything could be foreshadowed here. The two girls could be lost to time in the next issue and come back as deadly masters of dark magic.
I read the “big” releases today too. Walking Dead, Age of Ultron, etc. Nothing had me in shock and excitement like Supurbia. Now if you’ll excuse me I’m going to try to bribe Grace to send me the script for the next few issues because I cant wait.