Well, color me slightly impressed. For the second week in a row, it seems as if this series finally has a sense of direction and knows what it’s doing with itself. Is that direction headed in a way that will eventually pay off into an interesting series? I don’t know. I suppose I’ll give you the run down and my take on it, but, ultimately, you’ll have to decide for yourself.
This issue opens up in Bludhaven, even though that city was nothing more than a mile-deep crater the last time we saw it in the “Battle for Bludhaven” mini-series. Karate Kid and Una, along with their dumbass friends, have run into Firestorm, who demands to know what they’re doing there. Karate Kid responds that he’s not quite sure, but he just knows that this is where he’s supposed to be. Remember, prior to last week, this sort of dialogue was infuriating, as it seems like the characters are acting illogically and without purpose. But, after last week, we now realize that Karate Kid is there, because Darkseid moved his piece in checkers to Bludhaven. King me! The Atomic Knights show up and tell everybody to get lost. (more…)