I thought I was going to hate Blackhawks, but it’s sort of so dumb I can’t.
Mike Costa’s not a terrible writer. Heck, I wish DC had put him on about six other relaunch books. Again, he’s not good, but he’s not terrible.
The art’s not so good either, but I guess if you like action you might like it.
No, what makes Blackhawks so undeniably interesting is that action. It’s G.I. Joe. It’s DC’s version of a G.I. Joe comic. It has nothing to do with the Blackhawks. It’s DC thinking people buy G.I. Joe comics because it’s about dumb nicknames and action scenes with big guns.
Blackhawks sums up everything wrong with DC (and parent company Warner Bros.). You can’t ape G.I. Joe.
Of some additional interest is the revelation in the new DCU, the U.N. has secret superhero prisons set up in other countries. Super-rendition, anyone?
Writer, Mike Costa; pencillers, Graham Nolan and Ken Lashley; inker, Lashley; colorist, Guy Major; letterer, Rob Leigh; editors, Janelle Asselin and Mike Marts; publisher, DC Comics.