Mike, in your opinion which one was entertaining and which two were whiffs?
Well, they've all been fairly well-crafted, so that's not what I mean.
But NITE OWL #1 cost me 4 bucks for nothing but introductory vignettes when the only reason I, or most anyone else, is buying the book is because we already know who these characters are.
COMEDIAN #1 is written like they forgot the reference made to the Kennedy assasination in WATCHMEN. The character of Eddie Blake is also incredibly passive for most of the book, in both word and deed, and the stuff with the Kennedys at the beginning was just bizarre.
SILK SPECTRE #1, on the other hand, was about a young girl trying to cope with the demanding and weird life her mother is pusing her into and I loved the manga-type touches of the art that reflected the extremes of teenage emotion. The arc of the first issue even neatly coincided with the zeitgeist of the era, as Laurie takes off on her own just as the country is shaking off so many of its old traditions and standards. This could have been the first issue of an Elseworlds limited series about the Golden Age Black Canary and her Silver Age daughter and I'd be just as interested in getting the 2nd issue.