By Philip Schweier
July 11, 2018 - 08:52
This chapter expands on Eel O’Brian’s background, alluding that he was a much more dangerous criminal than one might have thought. But the route is a little perplexing at first. I had to read it again, then go back to the previous issue in order to follow the narrative more clearly. But once I did so, I was on board. So maybe the six-issue mini-series will read better as a single trade paperback.
The artwork is superb, potentially giving a master like Jose Luis Garcia Lopez a run for his money. My only complain is the Finding game on page 4, which started out as a surreal depiction, but seemingly descended into a social justice campaign. But I won’t let one blip on an otherwise fine story ruin my enjoyment of it.
But the humor is still there, such as the moment when Plastic Man is riddled with bullets. I know, since when did murder equal wacky fun? Since he didn’t die, it’s hardly murder. (Nor a spoiler, cuz you don’t kill off your star in the second issue) (unless your name is Joss Whedon).