Saturday, December 13, 2014

Infinite Crisis: Fight for the Multiverse #28 review

Written by: Dan Abnett
Art by: Angel Hernandez
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: December 7, 2014

Tommyrot and Applesauce

In my review of Infinite Crisis #27, I said that it wasn't awful.  Believe me, with this book, that's a compliment.  The first arc lasted twenty four issues and it seemed like forever for Dan Abnett to establish the team and the story only to lead to a rushed ending.  I thought that was that, but low and behold, the book started up again.  I'm not sure if the break did it good, this is the story Dan Abnett wanted to tell all along or the book has beaten me into submission, but I'm starting to enjoy this book.  I guess wonders never cease.

Last week's issue ended with Batman and Superman (the "real" ones...I jest, of course) confronting Alexander Luthor of the Gaslight World of Earth-19.  Even though Luthor helped the heroes in the first arc, we all knew he was going to turn bad. He's a Luthor, after all.  Even though his evil plan hasn't been fully revealed, it's evil and that's enough for Supes and Batman.  This issue is one big fight on the Lexcorp Airship, over the Pacific Ocean and throughout Metropolis.  I usually scoff at such a thing, but Luthor's steam punk Power Armor, some pretty sweet action and a Gaslight version of Otis had me enjoying the ride.

I have mentioned in almost every review of Infinite Crisis that Dan Abnett has struggled with Batman.  This issue is no exception. You can judge for yourself, but after this issue, I think Bats wears a certain type of sleeveless undershirt under his Batsuit.  He really is awful.  However, Abnett does do a really good job with Alexander Luthor.  It may be that I'm a sucker for old timey dialogue, but I love him and that's no horsefeathers!  I also thought the alternate Otis was a great touch, even if she got boot stomped by the Dark Knight.

Like I said earlier, this book is one big, continuous fight and that does mean it's basically filler.  Action packed filler, but filler all the same.  It does end with a smashing cliffhanger that reintroduces a pretty cool character.  It still feels odd that we are reestablishing a team after doing so over so many issues already, but I like what we're getting so far.

I really liked Angel Hernandez's pencils and Alejandro Sanchez's colors are really good this week.  Maybe they had an unfair advantage with all the action, but you have to play the team on the schedule, right?  I really want an action figure of steam punk Power Armor Alexander Luthor now.

Bits and Pieces:

This week's issue of Infinite Crisis is one big, action packed fight scene between the World's Finest and Alexander Luthor.  It's all filler, but I liked it.  The Art was good and besides Batman's awful actions, I liked what Abnett gives us.  If this keeps up, I just may have to start recommending this book.  Fiddle-Faddle!



  1. now heres a better question: I've seen gaslight batman, joker, luthor, catwoman, aquaman and hawkgirl....WHERE IS THE GASLIGHT SUPERMAN! I WANNA SEE DAT SHIZ!

    1. You would think he would have a problem with Alexander and maybe do something about it.

  2. The panel where batman smacks mercy graves hand was hilarious