Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Larfleeze #7 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis
Art By: Scott Kolins
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: January 29, 2014

I Feel The Need, The Need For Greed.

Alright so last issue we saw Larfleeze show the Orange Lantern Corps. who's boss.  By showing them I mean, he left them to die on a barren planet.  We also saw Stargrave and The Wanderer spying on The Council of Ten, and trying to trick them to infiltrate their ranks in order to find out if they plan on war.  So all that sounds like fun, but The Wanderer's plan might just have a bump in it, because now that Larfleeze is free of the torturous Orange Lantern Corps., he wants his butler back, and is willing to search the universe to find him.  So let's jump into deep space in the DCU, and find out what's going on in the world of Larfleeze.

Explain It!:

Let's begin this issue by throwing out Wanderer's plan on joining the Council of Ten to find out why they're in our universe.  (is it weird that I said "our" universe?)  We're throwing it out because the Council of Ten take forever to make a decision, and that could mean Stargrave, and Wanderer could be there for a long, long while.  So they leave, but as they do they run into The Laord of The Hunt.  The Laord takes Wanderer, and Stargrave back to his Lodgeworld to show them the destruction Larfleeze has caused.  Now the Laord of the Hunt wants Stargrave to spill the beans on Larfleeze, so he can find a weakness.  But that won't be an easy task, even though Stargrave is willing to tell him, The Laord still wants to torture him just to be sure.  Weird ass Laords.  Let's go check in on Larfleeze.

So like we talked about Larfleeze is out and about trying to find Stargrave.  His ring tells him that Stargrave's bio signature was on "The World of Sorrow".  But when Larfleeze goes down to investigate he's thrown right in the middle of a battle between these inter-dimensional gods.  This battle is between Dyrge who's power is to create despair all around her, and her twin sister Errata whose power is apparently the ability to turn into a giant tornado with psychic hands and teeth.  So one embodies despair, and the other embodies unfettered chaos.  Weird ass gods.  

Larfleeze cares not about any sibling rivalry, he only cares about his butler, well owning his butler.  So the sisters stop their war to join forces against the embodiment of greed.  Errata tries her psychic tornado, but Larfleeze over powers her with his orange version.  It's Dyrge's turn now, and she tries to enter Larfleeze's mind to leave him in complete despair.  But once she's inside, her astral form is devoured by a greed she's never known before.  Errata grabs her sister and leaves the planet, leaving Larfleeze with the grateful people of the planet, claiming Larfleeze is their hero.  Weird ass people.

The comic ends with Errata going to the Laord for help against this agent of avarice.  Errata calls a family meeting, and it seems we will get a inter-dimensional god war against our favorite selfish bastard, and I don't mean Constantine.

Bits and Pieces:

I really found myself enjoying this comic, which is weird for me because I haven't really enjoyed this titles run.  But the series seems to be getting better each issue, so I will definitely keep reading.  It seems that this book has really taken a step in the right direction since DeMatteis has become co-writer, whether it's because of him I don't know, but I'll say it is because I like his other books.  So get to know Larfleeze again if you've skipped a few or haven't been reading it, or be like me and continue to watch this series improve month to month.  Check it out.


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