Thursday, July 10, 2014

Infinity Man and the Forever People #2 Review

Written by: Keith Giffen and Dan Didio
Art by: Tom Grummett
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: July 9, 2014


The Alien says, "Skreee"



This is usually the part where I tell you a bit of what happened last month, but not that much happened and what did was a bit confusing.  I'm not fully schooled in the New Gods and I'm pretty much a dummy when it comes to Infinity Man and the Forever People.  With that said, I actually enjoyed the first issue.  Why?  Personality.  And as Jules Winnfield said, "Personality goes a long way."

This month Giffen and Didio continue the charm and give us a little more introduction to the team.  They do this through interaction, dialogue and narration.  While I usually scoff at narration being the lazy way out, I don't mind it here.  The team (and book, in general) is so "out there" that some straight talking narration helped me out greatly.  Of course, the interaction between the team pays off as well, especially since Giffen and DiDio make it a blast.  If only there was more of a story...



The New Gods take a road trip to a farm where they learn an important lesson on the dangers of introducing foriegn species into a closed ecology. Yes, it sounds like the worst after school special ever, but it is decent fun here.  Why?  Because while they are investigating, they are attacked by aliens (from a very likely planet) and then it's all hands on deck.  We get to see the team in action and the omnipotent narrator fills us in on each character's power set.  The issue ends with a sighting of the headliner, Infinity Man, in all his glory.

Didio and Giffen are giving us something here, I'm just not sure what yet.  I like what I've seen of the team so far, they just haven't really done anything.  Remember, the biggest thing they did this month was visit a farm.  A farm.  So why do I like this book so much?  It all goes back to charm and personality.  It has it in spades and through two issues, that has been enough.  However, the book is on  proverbial thin ice that may break any moment without some story and substance.  Let's hope we get that next month.

The second issue in and we have a fill in artist? Strange.  Luckily, Tom Grummitt does a great job.  I may even prefer his art over Scott Koblish's.  He has a clean, old-school style that fits this book to a tee.

Bits and Pieces:

Infinity Man and the Forever People #2 is running totally on charm and personality.  There isn't much of a story, but I enjoyed it anyway.  I guess it's the excitement of learning the new team, but that only takes you so far.  Giffen and Didio better introduce some sort of plot and soon.  Until then, sit back and watch as the New Gods visit a farm.  Really, a farm.


7.5/10

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