This week’s Countdown made quite a splash, especially with regards to a fight scene involving Donna Troy and a particular line of dialogue.
Countdown to Final Crisis continues to come across like it was written by a group of thirteen year olds who have been sniffing glue. The dialogue is downright atrocious. Honestly, the line from Donna Troy was straight from a low budge Sci Fi Channel original movie. I absolutely cringed as I read that drivel.
On the other hand, Rich quite enjoyed both scene and comic:
Donna-One knows exactly who she is, thank you very much (although I can’t help but think this would have been better served if the dialogue had been switched around a little so the punch-line was delivered while we could see Donna’s face instead of her feet*.
Even so…best of the week!
A few pages of Mary Marvel washing up on the Island of the Amazons and hooking up with the good guys, and a few of Brother Eye consolidating power and, presumably, gearing up for the Great Disaster; the rest is Monarch vs. the Monitors vs. the unfortunate superhero denizens of Earth-51. Continuing to become more readable, although there’s one bit of dialogue with Donna Troy that involves the least-convincing use of the word “bitch” since Mrs. Weasley (and then she says her name with periods — “Donna. Troy.” — just to prove how hardcore she is, and how tone-deaf the scripters are).
While grebok-sod enjoyed that moment but finds Countdown itself lacking:
Finally! The only one in the DCU not worried about Who Is Donna Troy? is Donna Troy, bitch. (Granted, one of my favorite Donna Troy stories revolves around Donna doubting her own identity but that was different, and well-written).
This is the first rock’n’roll moment for Donna—nay, Countdown— since Donna saving Jason from Forerunner. And that was in Countdown #45, for crying in the rain. This is issue #15. Thirty issues between rock’n’roll moments is not a good ratio.
Part of the problem in lacking such moments is that there is no growth in Countdown. A key ingredient.
So what did you think?