Monday, July 14, 2014

Infinite Crisis: Fight for the Multiverse #9 Review

Written by: Dan Abnett
Art by: Aco
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: July 14, 2014

Just the Beginning

Infinite Crisis has been an up and down title.  Unfortunately, the up hasn't been as strong as the down.  I really like the team that Dan Abnett has put together, I'm just not that hip on the adventures he's put them in.  "Adventures" may be misleading because the book seems like one nonstop fight scene.  Hey, I like a good throw down now and again, but I also like a story around it.  Well, this week we get what amounts to a big fight scene without much story around it. Hmmm...

Last issue ended with Batman and company coming up with the crazy plan of being captured to get to the Two-Faced.  Well, like they say, be careful what you wish for.  This issue opens with the gang face-to-face-to-face with the Atomic Harvey Dent and things get violent real quick.  It's an okay fight that acts as a team building exercise for the gang, but mainly shows that Sir Harold is awesome and each member has their strong points.

The issue ends with the Monitor showing up and telling the team that everything up to now was a test and now it's time to get to the real action. Really?  Nine issues in and we are just getting to the "real" story?  Boo-urns to you, sir.

Aco is on art this week and while I like his style, it just doesn't fit the action packed story.  Because of that, the issue gets confusing at points.  However, when things settle down a bit, I like Aco's character designs.

I have had more patience with this book than I have with my youngest son.  I really like Dan Abnett as a writer, but it seems like he's mailing this one in. Maybe his hands are tied to stick with the source material or his heart's not in it. Whatever the case, I am close to giving up on this book.

Bits and Pieces:

Infinite Crisis: Fight for the Multiverse #9 is heavy on action, but light on substance.  Abnett's writing feels mailed in and Aco's art, while nice, doesn't fit the book.  Then the book ends by telling the reader that everything up until now doesn't matter because the real story is about to begin.  That's a heck of a thing to say after nine issues.


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