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COMIC REVIEW: FTN reviews Forever Evil #5

February 11th, 2014 by Sarah Barclay Comments

Writer: Geoff Johns

Artist: David Finch

Published by DC Comics

With Sinestro suddenly joining the fight, surely all will end well, right?

Johns continues to make this event engaging and interesting, even while keeping a lot of focus on the characterization. It takes a special writer to do that, as opposed to move the story along with attention on movement or location, if that makes sense. I really enjoyed, in a weird masochistic way, how he made me feel really terrible for Power Ring, and then ruthlessly murdered him via amputation and flame. Those are the best kind of storytellers, in my mind. And let’s not talk about how Bruce was the perfect amount of jerk-wad. I was almost rooting for Luthor or Sinestro to put Bats in his place.

Nightwing was but a mention in this one and it was by Luthor no less. I still just have a really hard time imagining absolutely NO ONE putting together the pieces of the fact he’s Bruce Wayne’s ward and a vigilante, so Bruce himself could potentially have more than just Batman Inc. ties to the Dark Knight.

I’m also having a wonderful time looking at Finch’s work. His detail on Power Ring’s shady arm is gruesomely gorgeous. That last double spread, too, was really beautiful, though I can’t help but think of a few Doctor Who seasons’ past with the whole ‘giant crack in the sky’ thing.

Not long now until the end for this event and I can’t quite see how any of the teams are going to deal with it.

4 out of 5 nerds

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Self proclaimed as hilarious, Sarah is a strange mixture of weird human and sports fan. Hailing from Pittsburgh, PA (but currently studying photography in Ohio) she spends most of her time running into tables and tripping over herself while waiting for a TARDIS to show up in the courtyard. If not in a tree or receiving medical attention, she can be found on the tweeter-box (@alfredthebatcat) ranting about ice hockey, baseball or her undying love of Dick Grayson.