Written by Marguerite Bennett
Art by Laura Braga, Stephen Mooney, Ted Naifeh
Published by DC Comics
Release Date: September 2, 2015

Bombshells is such an appropriate title for this series because this is a huge explosion of awesome on the world of comics.

All hail Marguerite Bennett. Her interpretations of these characters is phenomenal, digging down to the core of what of makes these characters great and putting them in a very interesting setting. The choice to set these stories in WWII is brilliant, and her choice of characters to bring into this tale so far is brilliant. The chemistry between Mera and Diana is amazing, and their dialogue is nothing short of perfect. The pacing of these digital firsts is great, and considering they are separate stories compiled into a physical issue, the flow is great.

These characters are charming and strong, and Bennett has such a good read on every one of them. Zatanna was a surprising addition to the story and she fits in perfectly. With each passing page this world of Bombshells becomes more well rounded and more exciting. This is the kind of writing I like in comics, and Marguerite Bennett is a force to be reckoned with right now.

The art is up to par as well, with three talented artists working their magic in these chapters. Laura Braga’s work is great and she delivers really sharp pencils with strong facial work. Mooney’s work nails the moody aspects of his storyline and Ted Naifeh’s take on Zatanna was impressive. While their styles vary due to the original distribution method of these stories, they do all feel cohesive and like they exist in this shared Bombshell world. The visuals are great throughout the entire issue, and each artist works well to assist Bennett in building this very entertaining world.

DC Bombshells #2 is a riot. If you aren’t reading the series digitally, then I highly recommend you grab this print copy and revel in the amazing storytelling it contains. I was entertained and enjoyed every second of reading this issue and Marguerite Bennett is really building something special here.

The Verdict: 10/10


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