Monday, September 9, 2013

Earth 2 #15.1 Review and *SPOILERS*

Desaad's issue.  Yep Torturous. 

We interrupt our regularly scheduled Earth 2 with this Villain's Month issue.  Desaad.  Okay, I'm going to try to make this as painless as possible.  Jumping right in.  Five years ago, Desaad emerges from the ocean onto the shores of Honolulu.  There he finds a hapless beach bum to feed on.  Then we move on to the city a few hours later.  Desaad uses his influence to get people that are in his way to go on murder sprees, or to just torture themselves.  He makes his way to a medical kit, and that's about it.  I have no idea why he went through so many people to get to it, and you don't hear anything about it again.  Awesome.

One year ago.  We now see that Desaad has been building an army and has used his influence over the past four years to get aggressive countries to attack their rivals.  Desaad has also found that Michael Holt has a designed a Quantum Tunneler, and he needs this device to get back to Apokolips.  Desaad sends a battalion to retrieve the Tunneler, but when they get there.  They find that both the Quantum Tunneler, and Michael Holt are gone.

Strange as it is, the scene changes (kinda) and we're given a year ago.  I don't know how this differs from the last scene which was one year ago, no idea.  Anyway Desaad is seems to be using pain as a way to create super soldiers like Ryouta, the first enemy in Worlds' Finest.  Which he sends out to find the Quantum Tunneler.  In the end Desaad seems to be obsessed with a artist, and even boom tubes to see him.  But the artist seems to be in his own little world, as he works on a page of a comic.  Desaad decides that this fruit isn't ripe enough to pick, so he boom tubes away leaving us with no idea what this has to do with anything. 

Well not so much a Earth 2 title, as much as a Worlds' Finest 15.1.  This issue left me way underwhelmed.  Classic (bad) bad guy, "I'm evil, I like pain, insert evil laugh, etc.  Seeing what we have had before in the excellence that is Earth 2, this clearly does not belong.  Sadly another installment of Villain's Month that can be labelled, unnecessary.


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