This book just keeps getting better and better with each issue. Things are really coming to a head and this first arc is going to come to a close soon. I didn’t think it was possible to like this book any more than I already had but with the intensity we see this issue, the spectacular writing and the crisp, clean and dynamic art this book vaults into a must read status, we’re talking top of the pile must read.
I love how the retro intro leads directly into the “here and now.”
Showcasing those characters that we get to meet like Moonlight whose retro outfit seems all pastel coloured by the modern one looks pretty cool. It’s just too bad he went to a mad man for help.
A group of kids go to the Empire of Crime’s headquarters to scope out the building. See they are supposed to be in space with the heroes. During this time we learn that there are heroes left on the planet but ones without powers, “gimmicky nutjobs” as they are described. The squad does enter the building and find the surprise of their lives it’s exactly empty.
Meanwhile Kid Vigilante has gone to find Kid Olympian where he is regenerating himself after the smack down he gave him. Apparently it’s this ability to regenerate that Kid V needs him for.
This crazy old man, and I do mean crazy is going to ensure the kids deaths. As President on oxygen he goes off on a rant about how he is much older than anybody realizes.
A booby trap has been left by one of the villains which turns the kids against one another till Jake find it, destroys it and frees the kids from its control.
Oh my goodness Kid Vigilante dealt him another beat down to his godly, regenerative blood. Okay this was unexpected and can be used repeatedly it would seem.
Poor Moonlight is learning the hard way how crazy the man is as he tells him the truth about the heroes and villains. See they didn’t go off into space no, the old man killed them all so he could live longer; see forever. There was no way Moonlight was going to survive this encounter we had that feeling from the beginning and he doesn’t. its just too bad he will turn his attention to Kid Vigilante next who seems to be figuring things out on his own.
Gravity Girl misses her mom and she knows she’s not coming back so she decides to take her own life.
I’m telling you this was intense and surprising and things are moving along at a pace that I wasn’t expecting. Somehow Landry has managed to come up with one hell of an original story that sucks you in, keeps you riveted and leaves you begging for more at the end of it.