Monday, June 23, 2014

Infinite Crisis: Fight for the Multiverse #6 Review

Written by: Dan Abnett
Art by: Stjepan Sejic
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: June 23, 2014

By Daylight Fair...

Infinite Crisis: Fight for the Multiverse may have started off on shaky ground, but Dan Abnett is quickly making up for the few missteps.  Each issue is getting better and better by upping the crazy and turning on the action.  This issue doesn't do any of those. Instead, this issue dials everything back to give us a backstory.  If you expect me to boo hoo about it, though, move along because this was my favorite issue of the series so far.  It didn't hurt that it was Sir Harold's backstory and he is by far my favorite character in the book.  

Sir Harold of the Emerald Order, you are awesome.  There may have been some hubbub over Atomic Two-Face, Nightmare Batman and a bunch of other characters, but Sir Harold has risen to the top.  It doesn't hurt that he is the Arcane Green Lantern, which on it's own is great, but his bravery, chivalry and honor are already evident.  We get to see the scene when Harbinger recruited him.  I wish we got to see more.  What we do see is a Knight giving his word to help fight a battle he knows little about, but will sacrifice everything to win.

Of course all of this is only possible because he is keeping his word.  After the events of last issue, I thought we may have seen the last of him and his little team.  I know it's odd I thought they would kill off Batman, but there are so many more of them and it's that kind of book.  Sir Harold to the rescue.  After seeing him push his powers to the limit and hear an awesome bit of his Green Lantern Oath, he is "picked up" by Nix Uotan.  Yes, the Nix Uotan.  While the rest of the party recovers, Nix and Sir Harold tell each other what's what and begin a battle plan versus Two-Face.  The issue ends with said Two-Face declaring rule over what looks like utter destruction.

Dan Abnett has won me over.  After two issues I was about to give this book up, but I'm so glad I stuck with it.  Each issue is better than the last and now Abnett is showing us why we should care about these character and their plight.  The stakes were already high, but now they are personal.  There is one minor name slip, but other than that, I don't have much else to complain about this week.

I'm not familiar with Stjepan Sejic's art, but after this issue I want to be.  It is so good.  Everything looks great, especially Sir Harold.  The art is past issues was good, but nothing was on this level.  I hope he stays on the book for a while, but that usually isn't the case on these weekly books.  I'll keep my fingers crossed.

Bits and Pieces:

Infinite Crisis: Fight for the Multiverse #6 is my favorite issue so far.  Instead of crazy characters and action, Dan Abnett gives us the backstory of Sir Harold.  That's enough for me since Sir Harold is my breakout star of the book.  Stjepan Sejic is incredible and just makes this book that much better. If you haven't started reading this book yet, this is a great issue to start.


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