By Philip Schweier
May 1, 2018 - 13:14
I am uncertain what purpose Raven’s journey to the past has served, other than to illustrate the world in which she is functioning. Perhaps it will play a significant role further along, but at the moment it simply feels like needless padding. But it does have the benefit of being part of her eventual confrontation of Baron Winters, another Marv Wolfman creation.
Winters served as the centerpiece of his Night Force team back in the ‘80s. The series never quite caught on, and Winters has been on the periphery of DC’s supernatural worlds ever since. Seeing him back in action is a pleasure, though someone more high profile like John Constantine might have done just as well.
Raven must confront secrets to her past if she expects to ever have a future. And while she may possess magical abilities, it should be remembered she is still a teenager in what is to her an alien world.