blogging by Andrew Wickliffe

Blackhawks 3 (January 2012)

The art combination of Nolan and Trevor Scott is hilarious. Nolan did all right before, so I guess Scott’s not particularly good at “finishing.” The lady with the eye patch changes bra sizes about nine times throughout the comic, but her hand remains bigger than her torso throughout. And the silver-haired Blackhawk commander changes age multiple times in a scene.

Speaking of the commander, why doesn’t he do anything? Mocking the art is easy and fun because there are some awful panels, but the real problem is Costa. He can’t even tell a joke.

He can, however, rip off Alien 4 for one of his plot details. Or maybe it was Alien³….

There’s also a wasteful interlude with two kidnapped Blackhawks members. Only none of them are distinctive except Patch Girl (the biggest G.I. Joe rip-off) and Silverhead, so who cares?

Makes me wish craptacular was a word.


Writer, Mike Costa; penciller, Graham Nolan; inker, Trevor McCarthy; colorist, Guy Major; letterer, Rob Leigh; editors, Chris Conroy and Mike Marts; publisher, DC Comics.

2 responses to “Blackhawks 3 (January 2012)”

  1. vernon wiley

    Leaving no holds unbarred for the end, eh?….

    1. What’d I say?

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