Review of DC Comics: The Sequential Art of Amanda Conner

DC Comics: The Sequential Art of Amanda Conner by Amanda Conner

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I have always adored Amanda Conner’s artwork from the moment I received my first Harley Quinn Rebirth addition. So getting to dive into this collection was an absolute treat. Yes, even if it meant reading through volumes of comics I had no reference or knowledge of. (A treat for the eyes is a treat for the entire brain)

And while I ended up fumbling around a bit without background information, I enjoyed the entire romp. The collection of authors made everything clear enough that I didn’t feel blindsided or left in the cold. (Am I surprised? Of course not. Ms. Conner works with talented teams every time)

With the exception of Black Canary (who I have yet to encounter in any of my other readings, amazingly enough), I saw a new facet to the characters. Something I appreciated. Comics are often predictable and determined to stay “canon,” so there’s no veering from the script. But when different people play in the sandbox, you get new perspectives. And it’s nice to see. I appreciated that glimpse into shadows and corners.

And, really, am I about to complain over a collection that ends with a cat comic? Not likely.

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