Normally, our Saturday roundtable review of a single comic devolves into something of a ridicule-fest. We’ve picked some clunkers in the past, that’s for sure. We’ve also had a few decent disagreements over books. Never before, though, have we all banded together and called a book one of the best of the year. Until now.
This can be best summarized by the following mathematical equation: Sinestro+Cyborg Superman+legions of villains+Parallax+Superboy Prime+evil Kyle Raynor+the Anti Monitor=HOLY FREAKING @#$%#^#!!!
This was an epic comic book, with wonderful setup and then a final half that just blew the doors off of expectations. Geoff Johns has officially shaken off the post-Infinite Crisis rust. For further praise- that- sounds- like- hyperbole- but- isn’t, here’s the rest of the Doomers:
“Hot damn! I forgot what it felt like to actually get pumped up for a big crossover event. It seems we’ve been treading through a tepid pool of mediocrity for the past several months/year, and I’d say that it’s about time we got something compelling to read from one of the Big Two.
What better way to start DC’s biggest event of the summer than by consolidating the power of five of the biggest supervillain threats in the history of their company. My only complaint would be that maybe, just maybe, it’s too soon to break Superboy-Prime out of his captivity, but that’s hardly much of a complaint.
I don’t have a whole lot more to say about this. I’m f-ing pstyched for the rest of this business! Let’s see some ass-whipping!”
“Wow, what an awesome way to kick of this storyline. I can’t think of a single thing I didn’t like about this. I hate having nothing negative to say, but I don’t know if there were any logic holes or continuity gaps because the story didn’t give me the time or reasoning to stop to think about it.
Like the title to the last chapter in the Lightning Saga, the villain is the hero in his own story, and the righteousness of Sinestro is chillingly perfect (more…)