Oh, how the mighty have fallen. Remember how great this series was when it was first launched? It broke all conventions and was a real breath of fresh air in the DCU. Well, I guess that couldn't be sustained as the quality on this series plummeted through the years, hitting rock bottom at the end of 1994 with this issue. Gerard Jones' story about Kara's strange little 'immaculate conception' child is hard enough to understand without being further impeded by Chuck Wojtkiewicz's artwork. It is a lesson in everything that was bad about a lot of 90s comic book art - bloated, indulgent and very, very difficult to follow. I'm not one of those 'look at the screwed up anatomy' kind of guys - but this is a disaster. As further proof of how little care was put into this book - there's a fairly obvious error on the letters page, and the cover shown in the 'Next Month' blurb is this cover. I can't believe I stuck with this series for such a long time.
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