Monday, June 16, 2014

Infinite Crisis: Fight for the Multiverse #5 Review

Written by: Dan Abnett
Art by: Tom Raney
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: June 6, 2014

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 Last week, I finally enjoyed Infinite Crisis enough to recommend it.  Why?  Because it finally gave me what I wanted from the series; crazy characters in fun situations.  The Flash, Cyborg and Zatanna is a team you can give me anytime. This month puts that team on hold as we get back to Batman and his motley crew of freedom fighters.  It may not be as much fun, but it's still just as good.

Dan Abnett uses this issue to introduce us to the band.  We've got Simon Le Bon on vocals, John Taylor...oh wait, that's not right.  Abnett actually does a pretty neat thing by showing us the team as they are introduced to Batman.  It really shows their personalities without seeming forced.  My favorite is Sir Harold, the Arcane Green Lantern (or Order of the Emerald Lamp).  Although Batman insists on calling him Hal, his demeanor and constructs are pure Sir Harold and awesome.  He's a D&D fan's green dream.  We also get a pretty normal acting Atomic Wonder Woman and Gaslight Catwoman.  Then there's Nightmare Robin. Damian from Earth-43 is snarky and violent and I can't wait to see more of him.

Actually,  I hope to see more of him.  As it stands right now, I'm not positive we will.  The book ends with the team searching for "the" Two-Face, but they find nothing.  I mean nothing.

This is two good issues in a row for a book I had real worries about.  I am so glad that Abnett is showing the humor I have seen in his other books.  It fits the crazy setting and story of the series and makes it that much better.

Tom Raney is back on art duties this week and it's another really good issue.  It's all about characters and he does a great job with each of them.  I love Sir Harold's design the most, but Wonder Woman is a close second.

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Infinite Crisis: Fight for the Multiverse #5 is another good issue I can recommend.  Dan Abnett gives us fun characters, humor and an interesting story and Tom Raney's art is a good fit for it all.  I'm looking forward to this book more and more each week.


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