The problem with having a past is that it eventually catches up with you. Especially if you re a superhero. And who do you call when a past indiscretion threatens to become a present-day debacle? Read more...
The problem with having a past is that it eventually catches up with you. Especially if you re a superhero. And who do you call when a past indiscretion threatens to become a present-day debacle? Who do you call when yesterday s questionable decision threatens to become today s humiliating headline?
Sugar & Spike, Private Investigations Metahumans a Specialty
When Batman s armory is raided by a killer foe when a cache of Kryptonian secrets Superman would prefer to stay buried is about to be unearthed when Wonder Woman has to face the most fearsome foe of all: her ex when any A-list hero calls up with a case too sensitive for anyone else to handle, this odd couple of crack investigators can get the job done for a price.
Of course, there s the question of whether they ll kiss each other or kill each other before the job is completed if they live that long, that is
Comics legend Keith Giffen presents two classic DC characters like you ve never seen them before in SUGAR & SPIKE, featuring stunning art by Bilquis Evely Collects the SUGAR & SPIKE stories from LEGENDS OF TOMORROW #1-6."
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-12-12
- Reviewer: Staff
This revival of DCs long-running humor comic puts an unusual twist on the property. Originally Sugar and Spike were two unrelated babies who could speak to each other even though the grown-ups couldnt understand them; here theyre reborn as adult brother-and-sister private detectives who clean up the embarrassing little side messes that superheroes create. The main point is to add a dash of irreverence to the portrayal of superheroes, something Giffen previously did with his Ambush Bug character, though he takes this to less surreal territory. Giffens shtick is to bring up some silly aspect of the past DC universe, such as Supermans island of kryptonite that he shaped to look like himself or Green Lanterns bizarre little flower sidekick, Itty, and turn it into a problem that Sugar and Spike need to resolve. The superhero kitsch is well-studied, aided by Evelys fanciful art, though the title characters really seem to have absolutely nothing to do with the originals. (Nov.)