By Philip Schweier
April 19, 2017 - 09:06
Once upon a time, there was a TV show called Dallas, in which one of the main characters was killed off. However, at the end of the season, said character mysteriously returned. It was explained that everything that had happened was all a dream. It has been regarded as one of the biggest cheats in serialized fiction.
But Cave Carson isn’t doing so badly either, as he relates an episode from his younger days in which my somehow managed to rescue the Man of Steel. As I’m reading through this inconsistent narrative, I am growing more and more dismayed.
It turns out everything we have been told in this issue is nothing but a hallucination, as Cave Carson lies comatose, recovering from wounds inflicted last issue. Or was it two issues ago? So hard to tell. When the story goes nowhere/does nothing, details of what’s happened so far become a tangled mess.
Heaven forbid DC Comics waste the revenue to collect this in a trade, but if they do, they can throw out all but the last three pages of this issue. Because as far as I can tell, the others serve no purpose but to kill time until the next moment of action. Oh, and let’s distract readers from how aimless this story is by throwing in Superman.
Maybe there’s a pot of gold at the end of this rainbow. I sure hope so, and I hope it’s HUGE. But I’m not the least bit convinced.