Writer: Geoff Johns
Artist: David Finch
Published by DC Comics
Finally, after seven long issues, and many months of delays, the Forever Evil event has come to a close. So, how did everybody fair?
One thing I’ve got to say is I just adored how clever (the original) Lex Luthor was in this issue. While I’m glad they took care of the whole ‘Dick Grayson is dead’ madness at the beginning of the issue, I’m talking about the end, when Lex took down Alexander. That was just brilliant. I dug the emotions throughout – especially the Bat-hugs. Who doesn’t love Bat-hugs? I enjoyed the twist of who the father of Superwoman’s baby was. My only head-scratching moment was why whatever Grayson’s new ‘most dangerous’ mission wasn’t explored more than just those two panels. I would have gone for four panels, even. But I suppose that’s an explanation for another book.
I did like the one question the book left, though, in why was Bruce the one who was able to connect to Diana? I’m sensing some drama going down there.
Finch continued to kill it on this issue. There’s not much else I can say on that. I’m going to miss seeing his (and his artistic team’s) work constantly. I honestly don’t think this book or event would have been any good without their art.
So while this story is now over, there were a few loose ends left. Luthor now knows Batman’s identity? And welcome back Justice League! Looks like you’ve already got another HUGE problem on your hands!
4 out of 5 nerds