Writer: Geoff Johns
Pencils: David Finch
Published by DC Comics
Plans are slowly being put into place as both previously-thought-dead-heroes and bad-guys-turned-good start to go after their targets.
The way Geoff Johns sets up dialogue is something I really admire. There was a lot of explanation and clarification in this issue, but there was never huge word-bubbles taking up a page. It was short, sweet and completely understandable in what was going on. You all know me, but as a reader I love subtlety. That page of Bruce finding out Nightwing had been captured was amazing. You can just feel his rising anger. And then there was something weirdly sweet about Bizzaro and the flower. Take the flower, Luthor! Don’t be rude!
I’m really digging the whole ‘well, we’re the only ones left so let’s be good guys’ thing going on with Luthor, Cold, and the various other villains we’ve seen. While not a new concept in any sense, it’s fun to see and think about what it would be like if these guys WERE heroes.
David Finch continues to put a solid spin on this book, and I’m enjoying it a lot. In the Batman scene mentioned above, his simple panels of one cowled eye and one not really helped in the showing of Bruce’s fury when one of his allies is in trouble. And that last page, man. I don’t know what it is but I love it. It looks like some weird sort of school club photo.
So, Batman’s going after Nightwing, while Luthor and his new gang of misfits are going after everything else? Somehow, I don’t see any of this going exactly as anyone thought.
4 out of 5 nerds