By Koppy McFad
April 23, 2011 - 02:00
Starro the Conqueror has finally taken control of Vril Dox and now, the rest of his team of REBELS must try to rescue him before Starro spreads his control to the rest of the universe. Unfortunately, Starro has on his side, sheer numbers, careful planning and a bruiser who can match Lobo in battle.
So the team has to revive the monsterous Tribulus to even the odds. It looks like DC Comics basically gave away the main plot point of the issue by having Tribulus on the cover.
This title has done a great job in handling multiple characters, giving Starfire, Captain Comet and company a chance to shine in the face of a very complex plot. If there is any let-down, it is in the amount of space devoted to Lobo's fight scene, only to have it end in an anti-climax.
The art is also refreshingly clear and easy to follow, making the story accessible, even to new readers.
Sadly, this book like many other DC titles, is on the chopping block so it is likely that the story in these last issues is being compressed and trimmed to the bone so it can be concluded before the title is cancelled. While this may have resulted in the story being clipped, it also has made it more efficient in its excitement, giving the reader more bang for his buck.
Rating: 8 /10