As the Timeless story goes on, I continue to wonder why it is that I just don’t enjoy this book.
As I have mentioned in previous reviews, the problem is absolutely, definitely, NOT the art. That is lovely. Each and every page. I love looking at this book.
Now, in this story arc, I am spotting the same problems I had with the very first story arc in this book. The Justice League members are all separated, interacting with, mostly, insignificant supporting characters. And they talk. And talk. True, they discuss what action they could take, and by the end the heroes are preparing to take action, but really, not much happens during this issue.
The overall storyline deals with reality altering events, and though it’s not entirely clear who is behind the situation, and what the end result will be, this does seem to be, at least loosely, tied to the larger Rebirth storyline.
It also doesn’t help that the various characters who claim to understand what is going on do not agree with each other. Even Superman has no idea which explanation, if either, is correct.
The one passage in this issue that I do really enjoy features Cyborg with Brainiac 5, in the 30th century. In a particularly nice moment, Brainiac 5 presents Cyborg with a forerunner of the Legion of Super-Heroes flight ring. Brainiac 5 wears it as a bracelet, but Cyborg’s wrists are much larger, and it will not fit on him. Brainiac 5 places it around the hero’s fingers, and discusses modifications to his invention.
But that’s it. That’s the one and only scene in this issue that appeals to me at all.