You ready for more fun origin stories of your favorite DC Comics gals? Cool. Here is another one! DC Comics, Bombshells #32 is back taking you into the world of Supergirl, Poison Ivy, and Harley Quinn in this issue.
We start the story during the Siege of Leningrad in 1942 with someone piloting a big bomber that really shouldn’t. It looks like this person has an ax to grind with Supergirl and another character. Supergirl exclaims ‘Mother!?” in a dramatic fashion and grabs her mom out of the bomber as it rams into the other character while others jump out mid-air with parachutes. Already opening up to a very drama heavy book.
As the bomber crashes down and pins a different character to the ground, Supergirl has a pretty touching moment with her mom that she just saved from doom. The other character is pretty much toast while Supergirl’s dad walks up to join in on the love fest. The dad and another character jumped from the bomber with parachutes. Which by the way, if I had a husband that left me to die in a crashing bomber and lept to safety with his parachute, I would not be hugging him that’s for damn sure. The drama continues when Supergirl whips around to yell at some gentleman named Whitmore, and harangues him about Nazis and her sister. I’m sure we will get more out of that in the next Bombshells, but it just kinda seemed to come out of nowhere.
We then travel to The Orchard, inside Leningrad with Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn. We see a huge purple octopus being ridden by an ominous looking mad scientist type, Hugo Strange. A mallet wielding Harley Quinn makes quick work of Hugo by kissing him with the business end of it while he tried to give us a look into his past. Harley wasn’t havin’ any of that.
All in all, this book is pretty good. But I am getting a little tired of the mental acrobatics you have to go through in order to follow the story of all the characters. I feel like they are really trying to cram in a lot into very little time so it makes for a story that jumps way too much. I am glad to see that we are getting some background on the characters, but man, can we just do one at a time? Please?