Art By: John McCrea, John Kalisz
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: May 27, 2015
On the outskirts of the city of zombie machine monsters, the Nazis and the Freedom Fighters make a stand and act as a diversion so that Plastic Man and Silver Ghost can enter the city and find the mind controlling all the nasties and blow it back to hell....... Only problem is, we know that this mind is supposed to be Brother Eye, but for some reason here it just looks like an amalgam of machinery stuck together and I don't get any real feeling of sentience or even any malevolence to it because it simply allows Silver Ghost to walk up to it to steal it's digital blue prints............ What? You expected a Nazi to see a super soldier and not want to know how it works? Yeah, the Silver Ghost tries to double cross Plastic Man, but Eel O'Brian somehow pulled a clue out of his back pocket and got on the trolley that he was being deceived. Wouldn't you know it though, Plastic Man couldn't even confront Silver Ghost properly and tosses his explosives away because he knew they were fake............. they weren't fake. The place explodes and the rest of our heroes........... and Nazis get some time to catch their breath because with out the mind, the rest of the borg monsters fall, but that doesn't mean that Plastic Man's adventure is over.
In the end, Silver Ghost tries to finally kill Plastic Man and the Futures End city begins to float in the sky............ for some reason........... maybe because of the earthquake, but that doesn't even make any sense. With all of the confusion about the city flying, Plastic Man takes the opportunity to jump to safety as Silver Ghost is killed when the city explodes............for some reason.
That's it for this issue of Convergence: Plastic Man and The Freedom Fighters and again, we don't really get that much Freedom Fighter action going on here......... Yeah, they're fighting Futures End monsters, but we barely get to see it. As much as I wasn't a fan of the first issue to this two-parter, I did enjoy that it had a bit emotion due to the American people committing to Nazi ideals as long as they were kept safe, but here it's pretty much a straight forward good guy teams up with bad guy, bad guy betrays good guy, good guy wins.......... the end. Just not much for us to sink our teeth into and the way that the Futures End characters were presented seemed odd since we didn't have Brother Eye representing them and the city was even odder....... floating and then exploding? What's up with that? Now you might say that this was due to that city being defeated, but since we haven't seen any others like this, it's just confusing. Sadly, this title is a real letdown for me because this was something that I was really looking forward to from Convergence.
Bits and Pieces:
Unless you're really jonesing for a Plastic Man story, I'd say that this is better left skipped because any heart that might have been in the first issue is completely missing here and just becomes the most basic of superhero stories. I wasn't a real fan of the art and the writer made odd choices in representing the opposing city and it's characters.