Sunday, December 7, 2014

Infinite Crisis: Fight for the Multiverse #27 Review

Written by: Dan Abnett
Art by: Eduardo Francisco
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: November 30, 2014

Earth Engine, Earth Engine...Will You Be Mine

Infinite Crisis is a funny book.  Not ha ha funny, mind you, but odd.  The story kind of tread water for twenty four issues and then appeared to be over.  While there were a few good issue, they were spread thin in a sea of mediocrity.  Then, out of nowhere, it returned.  I was taken off guard, but had hopes that it would get better this second time around.  Unfortunately, that doesn't seem to be the case.

Last week, Batman and the Team investigated the Earth Engine on Earth-17 and threatened to torture Killer Croc to get answers. The answers led Batman to the Gaslight World to pay Alexander Luthor a visit.  Oh yea, Batman brought a guest...Superman!

This week starts on Mecha Earth where K.A.L gets a visit from Sir Harold.  These two are my favorite characters in this book and their interaction doesn't disapoint.  K.A.L. steals the scene with his calculating arrogance, but Sir Harold holds his own as well. The big revelation is that Earth-44 has it's own Earth Engine, but the better surprise is who is guarding it.  It's a mecha version of a fan favorite villain and while I was excited to see him, I didn't like what he does to Sir Harold.  This book might be minus one great character.

We then take a trip to the Gaslight World where Batman and Superman question Alexander Luthor and it's obvious that Luthor is hiding something.  It's a bit ridiculous what happens next.  Batman and Superman just stand by chatting it up while Luthor turns knobs and pulls levers until...BAM!  He's in his steam punk Battle Armor.  I have to cry shenanigans here.   Maybe Superman would let that happen, but there is no way Batman would.  It's just another example of Dan Abnett not getting Batman right.

Other than that, however, this issue was not half bad.  Yes, after a slow moving first arc, we have to deal with another bunch of team building issues, but Abnett is doing a slightly better job this time around.  It is still far from good, but there is a glimmer of hope.

One thing that has been good throughout this series is the art and that continues this week.  Eduardo Fransisco does a good job and I liked his mecha version of the villain mentioned above.  The highlight for me was the steam punk Power suit which looked great.

Bits and Pieces:

This issue isn't awful.  As far as this series goes, that's a compliment.  I'm not sure who is reading it, but I can' recommend it to anyone.  That being said, Dan Abnett is slowly building up the foundation of what may become an interesting story and Eduardo Fransisco's art is very good.  I'll let you know if it gets better.


1 comment:

  1. I agree, the story has sucked throughout this series, but i love the art! I would love to see all these multiversal heroes in the actual game this is based on(which sadly has more prime heroes than anything else)