Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Infinity Man and the Forever People #4 Review

Written by: Keith Giffen and Dan Didio
Art by: Keith Giffen
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: October 22, 2014

Don't Have a Cow, Man

I don't know about you, but I really like this book.  However, if you held a gun to my head and demanded to know why, I'm not sure I could answer in a satisfying way.  Yes, it's fun and I like fun, but beyond that it's just a "feeling" I get when reading it that's hard to pinpoint.  The book is a mixture of discovery, silver age goofiness and infectious fun that makes me smile even when I'm confused or shaking my head at what I'm reading. This issue has all that and a couple of head scratching guest stars that make it more ridiculous and more fun all at the same time. Just the way I like it.

The Forever People do not have luck with Boom Tubes.  Last issue ended with some trouble and that's how we open this month. The group has ended up far from home, but for fans of Bat Cow, they are right where they should be.  Yes, they find themselves in the middle of a Wayne Enterprise Dairy Farm with Bat Cow as the Welcome Wagon.  Why she is in California is way beyond any reason I could come up with, but I'm glad she is.  Apparently, the Forever People are too as the best cow in the universe points them towards a bus station and gives them a straw hat.  This may be the most nonsensical and bizarre cross over ever.

Meanwhile on New Genesis, a Godhead crossover seems to be happening.  I don't know if everyone got the memo, but the reader gets a very simple synopsis of the Green Lantern Event and some talk between Highfather and Headmaster Himon about the Forever People.  Then the Infinity Man shows up and kicks Himon's ass.  Again, nonsensical and awesome.

After an eventful bis trip, the gang returns home to find Azur Te and...a pool party!  The former explains the malfunctioning Boom Tube tech and the later is what I've been waiting for since the group moved into their swinging bachelor pad.  The New Gods with some Three's Company style hijinx?  Count me in!  Before any of this can happen, though, there is some infighting and Dr. Skuba.  Who's Dr. Skuba you ask?  Only a bullied hydrological scientist who cleans pools in a Hawaiian shirt.  If I had a nickle for every time one of those pops up...What happens next may be the worst example of good intentions gone bad as Serafina gives the "not-so-good" Doctor super powers.

If all the above doesn't have your head spinning, the issue ends with an awesome looking Guy Gardner making an explosive entrance and threatening to kick ass if the whole group doesn't return to New Genesis.  Alrighty then.  I'm not really sure what just happened, but I like it.  Sure, if you came into this book because Bat Cow was on the cover, you might feel cheated.  If you were looking for a full-out Godhead crossover, you might be confused.  However, if you came looking for some crazy whack funky fun, you landed on ground zero.

Keith Giffen is back on art this month and everything is right in the World.  The only other person I would want drawing this book would be Howard Porter and he did the awesome cover so that's a nice two for tow in my book.

Bits and Pieces:

I love the Infinity Man and the Forever People.  I can see why some would be turned off by a book that wears it's craziness on it's sleeve, but that's the reason I am so fond of it.  I am having so much fun with this book that I hope it never ends.  I'd love to recommend it to everyone, but it is such a personal taste thing that I just ask you to give it a try and see what you think.  You just may join the Cult of Infinity with me.


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