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October 8, 2013

Crisis of Infinite Reviews 10/02/13

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Written by: Arnab
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tec 24Batman: Detective Comics #24
Writer: John Layman
Artists: Jason Fabok and Blond
Cover Artists: Jason Fabok and Emilio Lopez
Publisher: DC

The villain Wrath puts his final plans into motion as he goes after the entire Gotham PD. Since the creative team of John Layman and Jason Fabok joined together, this series has been consistently excellent. Layman is writing an exciting and entertaining story. His ability to weave storylines together has made the series unpredictably fun to read. On the artistic side, Jason Fabok illustrates a near perfect Gotham. His book, with colors by Blond, is gorgeous to read. His art transitions beautifully from stagnant scenes to action panels. With every issue, this team puts out a book worth the money you’re paying for it. 4/5

forever evil 2Forever Evil #2
Writer: Geoff Johns
Artists: David Finch, Richard Friend, and Sonia Oback
Cover Artists: David Finch, Richard Friend, and Sonia Oback
Publisher: DC

Forever Evil #2 suffers some of the same problems Geoff Johns’ other large scaled stories suffer. This issue’s biggest problem would probably be the sheer number of characters included. Granted, it’s a DC Universe wide event, however a revolving cast of over 20 characters is a bit much. Even though certain characters only appeared in a spread or two, it essentially spread out the actual story so thin that there wasn’t much progression in the main story. Furthermore, the timeline placement of this series continues to be a peculiar thing. This month’s issue of Teen Titans is going to be a “Forever Evil” tie-in, however the event’s effects haven’t spread out into any of the books that came out this week. All that being said, Johns’ brings out a couple twists and turns towards the end of the book that makes the future of this event look interesting, even if this issue wasn’t particularly riveting. 2.5/5

swampy 24Swamp Thing #24
Writer: Charles Soule
Artists: Andrei Bressan and Matthew Wilson
Cover Artists: Travel Foreman and Matthew Wilson
Publisher: DC

Anyone who has ever done an ounce of work, whether it be chores, volunteer work, or an actual, knows how miserable not being recognized for their work can be. Multiply that tenfold and you’re probably feeling right about how bad Swamp Thing is feeling right now. After giving up his human life, waging a war against the Red, losing the love of his life, he now has to suffer a challenge to his claim as Avatar of the Green. The Seeder, it turns out, was granted his powers by the Parliament of Trees and has been manipulating the Green without understanding his actions. However, by soundly putting Swamp Thing down, he is granted the chance to a duel for the throne. Charles Soule has done a spectacular job taking Swamp Thing on an exciting adventure across the globe, leading up to what will most likely be a fascinating battle. 4.5/5

Be sure to check out previous editions of Crisis of Infinite Reviews by clicking here!

Arnab Pradhan
arnab@comicattack.net

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