So let’s go ahead and get it out there, this issue will do well in the sales department with the latest “coming out” moment delivering DC’s first gay superhero. But there’s more meat to this issue than a mere hot button topic that’s receiving both scrutiny and praise. Jay Garrick finds himself in a speedy pickle, shockingly receiving the power of the Roman God, Mercury.
While jay is figuring out his new powers, Mr. Terrific of Earth1 has traveled through a worm hole to Earth 2 where he meets a man who, somehow, was expecting him.
If you’re looking to hear my thoughts on Alan Scott’s recent change in sexual orientation, you’re not going to hear anything mind blowing. The whole development is arguably dull. However, at issue’s end, delivery of a cliffhanger should promise great story building potential. But I think the most appropriate reaction to the news was from Mr. Jimmy Fallon – click link below…
But to be honest, what we see between Alan and Sam isn’t unique in and of itself, and any other display of love and affection in comics like this would be just as cheesy and frightfully irrelevant…until next month of course.
It’s not all that difficult to make connections when titles cross over into other title’s continuity. However, it still irks me to pick up a book and discover that I needed to read a different title in order to make sense of things. Is DC really going to compel me to read Mr. Terrific simply because they tied it in with Earth 2? Despite the fact that I don’t actually NEED to read Mr. Terrific to understand what happened, it’s still a little vexing.
But with the teleportation of the world’s 3rd smartest man, we are placed in this world that still morns the death of the trinity of wonders which has affected everyday life on Earth 2. No doubt this title’s first arc or two will be all about raising the spirits of its inhabitants and bringing peace and happiness back to the world, with no mindless “nut jobs” roaming the streets, spouting out random jargon that seemingly has no place in this issue.
Robinson has done good! And that’s certainly saying something if any of you know my disdain for the writer. This is certainly turning out to be a great book…knock on wood.
Oh crap, I may have just jinxed Alan Scott!
9 out of 10 stars