Thursday, December 12, 2013

Katana #10 Review

Written by: Ann Nocenti
Art by: Alex Sanchez and Cliff Richards
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: December 11, 2013

Ending the Madness

Geoff Johns' final issues of Green Lantern and Aquaman.  John Layman leaving Detective Comics and Manipul and Bucculatto' run on the Flash coming to a close.  Can we add Ann Nocenti's final issue of Katana to this great list.  NO.  Not in your wildest dreams.  Those other books have that little something called quality while Katana has burnt toast trash talking and little girls making themselves into one big scar.  
If that doesn't make sense, don't worry, it'll all be over soon.  Because unfortunately, this is my final Katana review.  The dream has ended.

Ann Nocenti does what I assume is her best in wrapping things up in this final issue.  By that, I mean nothing gets wrapped up at all.  The two main threads in the book, Mona Shard and the Creeper, remain unresolved.  Katana even says it on the last page.  Alrighty then.

What we do get is a combination of bad dialogue, nonsensical art, missed jokes and ridiculous situations. Really, did we think the final issue would be so unlike the other nine?  There are also sudden reveals that were never set up and resolutions that come out of the blue.  In other words, this issue was terrible. Expected and terrible.

Bits and Pieces:

Katana #10 is a horrible end to a horrible book that never should have happened in the first place.  I must admit though, I will miss the unintentionally ridiculous dialogue and art that seemed to be drawn with no intention of matching the story.  It was a quirky horrible mess, but here at Weird Science, it was my quirky, horrible mess.  What am I talking about, thank God it's over!


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