Friday, April 17, 2015

Detective Comics: Endgame #1 (HERE BE SPOILERS!)

This issue isn't terrible, but it's certainly not great.

Buccellato tells us the story of Lonnie (a.k.a. Moneyspider) trying to get to his mother, a stripper working at a club besieged by both Jokerized citizens and mob hit-men.  Miraculously, along the way, he meets a trio of teens who just so happen to be superheroes in training (or something like that) and gets the help of Spoiler in infiltrating the club.  Lucky, right?  In fact, it's so wish fulfillment-y that I figured, at the end, it was going to be a dream that Lonnie had while he was in a coma after getting shot in "Detective Comics" #38.  But, no, it apparently actually happened.  (Whether this story happened before or after issue #38 is still unclear to me.)

The main point of the story seems to be a launching pad for Lonnie and these three teens becoming some sort of team.  I guess we'll see where that goes.  But, unless you really, really love Lonnie, this issue is easily skippable, since it doesn't even do a great job of giving us any insight into "Endgame" itself.

** (two of five stars)

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