Monday, June 9, 2014

Infinite Crisis: Fight for the Multiverse #4 Review

Written by: Dan Abnett
Art by: Tom Raney
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: June 9, 2014

What a Nightmare

Okay, I haven't been impressed with Infinite Crisis up to this point.  The concept is ripe for craziness, but the book has been pretty vanilla and boring.  Last week started to show the potential this book has and while it wasn't a great issue, it was my favorite so far.  Well, we have a new winner.  This weeks issue is fun, crazy and more fun.  Yes, it still has a few problems, but it is fun.  Did I mention it's fun?

We leave the dark and dismal Batman story of the first three issues for Flash, Zatanna and Cyborg.  Now that's a threesome I can get behind.  Dan Abnett gets to up the fun factor and Tom Raney's art is along for the ride.  Flash is a snarky joy, Zatanna has her backwards word magic sexiness and Cyborg is...Cyborg.  While they may use the phrase "The Cave" too much, I love their interaction with each other. It also makes great sense. Cyborg can't find Batman and has called out to the magician and the speedster to help.  Unfortunately, they both come up empty handed.

When the trio go to Batman's last know whereabouts, things go (Bat)crazy.  They find the remnants of a portal and pull Batman through it.  However, it's not their Batman.  This is the stuff I wanted from page one of this series. After an awesome battle, the three get consumed by the bleed and Flash sums it up when he quotes Dorothy Gale.  Not Kansas, indeed.

Like I said earlier, this is my favorite issue of the series.  Dan Abnett opens the toy box a bit and has some fun with the concept and the characters.  I hope it continues down this path.

I also hope that Tom Raney continues on art.  I really like everything in this book.  It fits the fun attitude of the story so well and looks awesome.

Bits and Pieces: 

Infinite Crisis: Fight for the Multiverse #4 is finally an issue I can recommend to anyone.  It's got great characters, a fun story and great art.  If this trend continues, this book can be something special.


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