However, collecting entries for my KRYPTONIAN BESTIARY Tumblr, we've had a pretty cracktastic recent story ("Metamorphosis", Superman/Wonder Woman #12) that is not without some interesting insight into their relationship...
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"I don’t personally believe Jim Hammond has had a lot of personality given to him. He always feels a little bit boring, like a bit of a cipher. His costume is just a red onesie, which wasn’t very interesting. And that’s great for me, because it’s something I like doing — giving characters that haven’t had any personality a great one." -- James Robinson
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( Hard to justify lobotomies )
So without further adieu,
( The Panels! Warning, may contain unrequited robo crushes, and emergency t-shirtings. Mostly SFW but with some sexiness, and an Optimus Prime dakimakura. )
One of the ways Weekly Shounen Jump stays on top of the sales charts is by "churn", ending old series and starting new ones in their manga anthology magazine. Now, sometimes this happens naturally, as the recent run of Naruto reached a good point to end the series. But more often, it's a series that used to be popular but has gone downhill (Psyren for example) or a recent entry that didn't catch on (for example, Barrage.) In these cases, the writer has to wrap everything up in three or four chapters, so the story has some kind of ending.
Generally, the Jump editorial people want three new series to start each quarter of the year; which means that it's time for the online edition to have another round of "Jump Start." This last week, the first of the new series debuted, Takujo no AGEHA.
It's about ping-pong, or as they persistently refer to it here, table tennis. 18 pages of 55.
( You may notice some similarities to an older manga series.... )
Next week, it's E-Robot, with the power of weaponized fanservice.
Your thoughts and comments?