I'm pretty sure next cover, Pouty Face is going to think twice about standing next to Rat Boy.
I'm glad to see another Teen Plus rated comic because that means women will get to have sex in this comic book just like the men get to have sex in the normal Teen rated comic books! Yeah, I'm on to you, DC! The only reason you raise the rating of a comic book is if women are acting like actual women. Bruce Wayne can sleep with any woman that comes along and three people per issue can be decapitated in Batman and Robin, but God forbid Batwoman kisses another woman in a Teen Rated comic book!
I suppose "God forbid" was a pretty apt phrase to use there.
Anyway, I don't really know much about this comic book no matter how much Gail Simone tried to spoil it on her Tumblr feed! I just skip any of her posts when I see mention of The Movement since I try to come to every issue of every comic as fresh and unspoiled as Tina Fey at twenty-three years old.
The first issue begins with Black Canary and Vixen visiting Coral City.
No wait. That can't be right.
I don't know if it was the breeze that suddenly blew up in the backyard where I'm reading this or the comic book itself that gave me the chills. Either way, this is a really nice moment and introduction to The Movement. Or I.C.U. Or whatever. I particularly liked the mixed up and out of order lines constantly repeated back to the officers.
The police chief tries to throw these douchebags out of his precinct but finds his hands are tied by the union and some crappy city council bylaws. And then he gets a report of another victim of "The Cornea Killer" and has a stroke. Or a heart attack. Maybe both. But he sucks it up because he has a job to do (which he can't actually do due to bureaucracy) and heads out to the scene of the murder.
In the meantime, we are introduced to a kid named Burden. I don't know. Call me cruel, but I think that's a fair name!
And he becomes an unholy dick in church. The name is looking fairer and fairer!
He's better than Batman!
The police break into the church to confront Burden who's all hopped up on Hell power when a rat with a note delivers it to Officer Yee. The note just says, "War." And then I find I might possibly have a new favorite DC super hero!
Anyway, I love his rats. So fucking cute.
How does Mouse even keep a secret identity? I'm sure he can't get the smell of rat urine off of his body when he's pulling shit like this.
The Captain also seems to be concerned that they're in a part of the city called the "'tweens". Is that because this is where people fall "in-between the cracks"? Or is it even worse? Like the mall where all the pre-teens hang out? Anyway, the Captain's daughter seems to have some issues with him being there.
Come on! He had to mention he had a sixteen year old daughter earlier for a reason!
I bet that's Virtue's step-mother that she's selling out!
Who paid for all these webcam masks? Who's the billionaire backer at the roots of this Movement?!