By Philip Schweier
Jun 14, 2017 - 4:52
Who cares? As the finale, it’s a given our heroes will be victorious, otherwise, the title would be canceled, no?
Not to say it’s a terrible story, but woefully disappointing. The Bow of Ra, as a McGuffin, is very suitable under the circumstances, but sometimes a McGuffin works best when its fate is left open-ended. And the fate of Akila is disappointing at best. The story doesn’t end; it merely stops, and that’s the biggest disappointment of all.
Which isn’t to say there isn’t a cliffhanger, but that’s a whole new storyline, one to be explored next issue.
Dexter Soy’s artwork is perfectly serviceable. That may sounds as though I’m damning with faint praise, and perhaps I am. But I feel justified, as the Red Hood suddenly wields a pair of blades that A.) he pulled from thin air; and B.) only work on magic. How terribly convenient.
I’ve been enjoying this book as the anti-trinity to Superman/Batman/Wonder Woman, but after almost a year it seems as if it’s still trying to find its legs. Perhaps I should be patient, but when the trade version of this story is released, I recommend avoiding it if at all possible.