Monday, November 17, 2014

Infinite Crisis: Fight for the Multiverse #25 Review

Written by: Dan Abnett
Art by:Eduardo Fransisco
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: November 16, 2014

Electric Boogaloo

Someone better call Ray, Peter and Egon because I think I saw a ghost.  Actually, I think I just read one.  You see, a couple weeks ago I read and reviewed the last issue of Infinite Crisis: Fight for the Multiverse.  It was finished.  Finis, fertig, finito.  Imagine my surprise when I saw another issue was out.  The first thing I thought was, "What the Hell is going on?".  The second thing was, "Man, I could go for a nice plate of chicken wings."  The third thing was, "I hope this book somehow got better." Well, I didn't get my chicken wings and the book still stinks.  Life is cruel.

This issue opens on Earth-17 where Atomic Wonder Woman is in full battle mode with Killer Croc.  The scene is sprung on the reader with little setup and doesn't make much sense.  They fight each other over what seems like nothing more than the coincidence of running into each other.  After a LONG fight, Wonder Woman finds out what Croc was protecting.  A door.  I'm guessing by Wonder Woman's reaction, we are supposed to be scared and impressed.  It is a big door.  Then we get down to the whole reason for any of this, getting the band back together.  Using an orb (?) that the Monitor conveniently gave her, she calls out to the Multiverse and Sir Harold, Catwoman, Damian and Batman show up ready for another adventure.  Okay...

I'm guessing that this series was selling better than DC thought it would so they brought it back.  It wasn't a good series up until now and this issue may be the most ham fisted story I've ever read.  I hope that this second attempt turns out better, but if this issue is any indication, we are in for more of the same.  That is not good.

I did enjoy Eduardo Fransisco's art.  I've always enjoyed the look of Atomic Wonder Woman and Killer Croc looks dangerous and awesome.  His strong character work continued when the team assembled and the last page was pretty cool.

Bits and Pieces:

I thought this series was over and after reading this issue, I wish it was.  Maybe this second run will turn things around, but for now I am only expecting the same sub par book that I thought had ended.  Until it proves it's something more, I can't recommend it.


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