Monday, July 7, 2014

Infinite Crisis: Fight for the Multiverse #8 Review

Written by: Dan Abnett
Art by: Javier Garron
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: July 7, 2014

Where's Batman?

After a slow start, Infinite Crisis has picked up momentum and has turned into a fun little book.  I don't mean sparkly unicorn fun.  No, I mean fun as in Atomic Bane with his crab hands about to kill Gaslight Catwoman.  Now that's fun and that's how last issue ended.

Old Crabhands is about to finish the job when Batman gets involved.  Batarangs, punches and kick, oh my.  Unfortunately for Catwoman and Batman, Bane is kicking their asses.  Until Sir Harold comes up with a plan, if that's what you can call it.  he sends Damian and Wonder Woman to help Bats and Cats while he takes on the reject from the Thunderdome alone.  Of course, when you have a GL Ring, you're never alone.

The fight with Bane is good and when the gang returns they find Sir Harold the victor in his 1 against 2 many battle.  At this point, Dan Abnett had me in for what I was thinking was another good, if not great issue.  Then things go off the rails.

The gang comes up with one of the worst plans I've ever heard.  The worst part?  Batman comes up with it.  Batman doesn't do things like this.  Plus, Abnett has struggled with Batman's voice since this series began and it continues here.  He does a really good job with every other character, but not Batman.  Batman is not the character you want to struggle with.

Anyway, the ridiculous plan does get them what they want, which is a meeting with the Two-Faced.  I know it's supposed to get me excited for next week, but it falls a bit flat.

I really enjoy Javier Garron's art again this week, especially Sir Harold.  The battle with Bane was a bit confusing, but he makes up with it with great character work.

Bits and Pieces:

Infinite Crisis: Fight for the Multiverse #8 starts off strong, but ends with a whimper.  It doesn't totally kill the momentum the last couple issues gained, but it's not from lack of effort.  Dan Abnett seems to be struggling writing Batman and it's real obvious this week.  Javier Garron's art is good, but overall I can't recommend this issue.


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