Up until now, the defining quality of the Terrifics was their inability to move away from each other without experiencing deadly pain. That gets removed, at least for this story arc, as they wind up in a dimensional limbo with Tom Strong.
In good old-fashioned super hero style (what else could one expect from a Tom Strong adventure) the group splits up and heads into three different realities, in order to help Tom rescue his wife, Dhalia, his daughter, Tesla, and his sidekick taking ape, King Solomon.
This results in Phantom Girl and Rex Mason winding up in a high tech Aztec (or Aztech) society, Plastic Man and Pneuman in a wacky talking animal world, while Tom Strong and Mr Terrific head back to the DC universe proper, where they encounter a powerful DC resident.
It’s a quick and clever story, and it makes the most of Tom Strong and his supporting cast. The supporting cast of the Terrifics are not ignored, and there is an awkward scene between Java and Sapphire Stagg.
There is some very good art in this one, which has to shift moods as it shifts worlds. Plastic Man pretty much steals the show in “Funnyland,” but how could he not?
While I wouldn’t mind a little more depth to this book, I am finding it all such a fun ride that I’m entertained throughout. And besides, Tom Strong would probably find it improper for me to criticize a story based on what it doesn’t do, rather than evaluate what it does.