Monday, November 24, 2014

Infinite Crisis: Fight for the Multiverse #26 Review

Written by: Dan Abnett
Art by: Christian Duce and Angel Hernandez
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: November 23, 2014

What a Croc

I may have been a bit harsh on this book last week.  I may have even suggested that it shouldn't exist.  Well, after another week and a new issue, I'm still not sure why it exists, but at least I can say this issue isn't horrible.  It's not good, but it's not horrible.  I guess we can be thankful for the little things.

Last week ended with Atomic Wonder Woman finding a door and summoning the old team to her Earth.  It was very convenient and heavy handed, but that's what we got.  We pick up form there with Batman, Damian, Catwoman, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern trying to figure out what's behind the door.  After a bunch of theories, they decide to get some answers from it's protector...Killer Croc.

In a story rife with bad characterizations and odd situations, the team interrogating Croc is the strangest of this issue.  They debate on whether to torture Croc and then decide that Damian threatening to turn him into "Bayou Burgers" is more humane than Wonder Woman's Lasso.  Odd.  Nothing happens, though, as Croc just spills the beans.  He doesn't know what the machine is, but at least knows who ordered him to protect it.  It points to a particular bald headed guy, possibly from the Gas Light Earth.  Just saying.

We then go to Gaslight Earth (surprise) and Alexander Luthor (bald guy) is trying to bring peace to the world.  Whether he means well or not isn't the problem, it's his methods.  He's using a mysterious push button mind control devise.  It kind of comes out of nowhere, but that's become par for the course in this book.  The issue ends with Luthor getting a visit from his old pal, Batman.  The Dark Knight is none too pleased and he's brought a friend.  I'll admit, I got a little bit excited at the cliffhanger and maybe, just maybe, it will lead to something cool in the near future.

This issue is the definition of mediocre.  It's not good or bad, just meh.  I really don't know where the story is going and my guess is that when I find out, I won't be too impressed anyway.

I did like the art.  Christian Duce and Angel Hernandez do a pretty good job with the varied characters and I really dug Killer Croc.  It's no surprise since even while this book has been downright horrible, the art has been consistently good.

Bits and Pieces:

It's sad when a mediocre issue is one of the better ones in a while.  I don't know who is enjoying this book because it's not the guy who looks back at me in the mirror every morning.  Nope, that guy says this book stinks and that guy doesn't lie.  He just mimics my every move only in a reverse way. I like that guy.  I don't like this book.


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