Monday, October 6, 2014

Infinite Crisis: Fight for the Multiverse #21 Review

Written by: Dan Abnett
Art by: Christian Duce
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: October 5, 2014

A Late Beginning?

I have been pretty harsh on this book, but please believe me that it's just not hate for hates sake.  That's Eric's thing and besides it's not out of place here.  This book has been pretty damn terrible since it started those twenty one issues ago.  There have been some decent issues, and by "some" I mean four.  Four issues out of twenty is an average that does not get you to the Show, my friends.  Could Dan Abnett make it five out of twenty one this week?  Let's find out.

You know what's "Infinite"?  The time it's taking Dan Abnett to get this story going.  At least we've had a steady team for the last couple of issues even if we haven't got to know them all yet.  This issue we get some good  K.A.L. moments watching him beat the living hell out of the Nightmare Metallo army.  It's personal and about as close to character development that Abnett has done in this book.

Meanwhile, Flash and his team deal with the cliffhanger from last week.  The Monitor is dead...or is he?  Abnett throws the idea of multiple versions of the Monitor onto the pile and it's a bit confusing and hopefully it's explained more later.  There is a good moment when Flash and Wonder Woman see just how messed up the Multiverse has become.  Speaking of good moments, this issue has another one.  Go figure?!?  We finally get to see the big bad behind all the problems and while it's not surprise at all, it makes sense and I really like it.

Stop the presses because I didn't hate this issue.  It's still not great by any stretch, but there was enough to like and Dan Abnett does push the story ahead.

Christian Duce does a good job on art this week.  Everything looked good and the action scene with K.A.L. and the Metallos was pretty intense.  The final page was the highlight of the issue.

Bits and Pieces:

Infinite Crisis: Fight for the Multiverse #21 was actually a good issue.  Dan Abnett gives us some character moments and finally pushes the story forward a bit.  I like Christian Duce's art especially the last page reveal.  Hopefully this continues because I really don't want to hate any book, not even this one.


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