Oh, I forgot to share my thoughts on the “Kicking and Screaming” issues!
I have to say that I LOVED these issues. It’s funny, I’ve read these a few times before, but I came to really like them more.
First off, I have to say that the idea of Dinah becoming a singer is INGENIUS. It’s one of those new directions for a character that makes you think “God, why did no one think of this before?!”
And I think what I like about it most is that it’s able to do this without throwing away Dinah’s past history from the New 52. Her history with her sensai taking her in from Birds of Prey #25/the Zero Year tie-in was there. Her history with Kurt Lance and Team 7 was there. They even mentioned a couple of times her teaming up with the rest of the Justice League during the JL/Aquaman “Throne of Atlantis” crossover!
And most importantly, I liked that we can see and feel that this isn’t a perfect transition for Dinah. She has an amazing voice as part of her power, but she isn’t a natural performer, and I like that we see her slowly learn and grow into that role in these first three issues.
I also liked the supporting cast more here. They don’t have the most depth, but they all work to add color to the story and help further develop Dinah’s story.
And the art by Annie Wu is just…chef’s kiss. Gorgeous work, both in expression, costuming, action and overall storytelling, it all adds up to a super fun book to look at, and the colors by Lee Loughridge just kicks it up to 11.
So yeah, great stuff, hope we get to read more of this for the club, because even though I’ve read it before and know what’s going to happen, I want to read it again.