Wednesday, January 2, 2019

The Terrifics #11 Review and **SPOILERS**

We Got Our Own Thang

Storytellers: Viktor Bogdanovic & Jeff Lemire 
Inks: Bogdanovic & Jonathan Glapion 
Colors: Michael Spicer 
Letters: Tom Napolitano 
Cover: Evan “Doc” Shaner 
Assistant Editor: Andrew Marino 
Editor: Paul Kaminski 
Group Editor: Marie Javins 
Cover Price: $2.99 
On Sale Date: January 2, 2019


Hold on a second…didn’t the team break up last issue? I could have sworn everyone went their separate ways. Don’t tell me that now we have to see how Eel O’Brien lives alone! Nobody wants to see that. Let’s what’s in store for us in The Terrifics #11, which I’ve reviewed below!

Explain It!

Now that the Terrifics are yesterday’s news, I wonder what the team’s former members are up to? Let’s check in on Plastic Man, who’s gone to visit his estranged wife and kid at their modest apartment, so they can make him feel like more of a piece of shit than he already does. Linnya has returned to her home plant of Bgtzl, where she is royalty and therefore has to wear clothing she doesn’t like. And Rex Mason is out looking for a job, but being that he was Metamorpho for many years, he doesn’t have a lot of work experience. Sapphire is very supportive, but Rex, the big lug, why he’s just gotta be his own man! 
Mr. Terrific is tracking Java as he storms through the Multiverse, killing alternate versions of Mr. Terrific. When he reaches Earth-23, where Mr. Terrific’s wife Paula. Of course, it’s not really his wife, but since the Paula from Earth-Prime is dead, it’s good enough for him. I don’t know why it is that the very heroes who dabble in the Multiverse so often are routinely seduced by their own doppelgangers. It never works out well, and so it is in this case where Java has used technology pilfered from the threads of reality itself to create another lame-ass Fantastic Four analog that dress like rejects from the live-action shows at Harry Potter World. 
And that’s it. I mean, I know this book only costs three bucks, but there’s barely three minutes worth of story here. This is like a whole issue that could have been handled in a captioned description. Strangely, Bogdanovic, who dependably draws in a Capullo-inspired style (and often a well-execution deviation from the same) looks like he scribbled most of this issue while sitting on a city bus. I don’t know why everything is so sparsely drawn when I know it can be better, but the fact is that it is unpleasant to see. Please, kill this book. It would be a mercy on everyone.,

Bits and Pieces:

The story grinds to a halt while every member reminisces on the things in their solitary lives that sucks. Also: Dr. Dread puts together a villainous team whose names will be forgotten almost as quickly as their introductions.


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