Friday, April 17, 2015

Earth 2: World's End #24 (HERE BE SPOILERS!)

Wait, when the hell did Dick get his kid?  At the end of issue #22, all he saw was his kid's empty sneaker, and we didn't see either him or the kid in issue #23.  After all this time searching for the brat, we miss their reunion?  Are you effing kidding me?  (Also, is he mute?  I swear he hasn't said anything in at least ten issues?)  Plus, they reunite only for Dick to give him, unknowingly, to Barda and Fury as they flee with the other women and children?  I just still have no idea where the authors are going with this story or what they want us to think.  Dick's entire storyline feels like a rejected plot from "The Young and the Restless."

Continuing, Kendra is a jerk to Flash because he wants to escort his mom onto the evacuation ships so that she actually escapes rather than dying with Earth like she wants.  It doesn't exactly leave you feeling good about Flash or Kendra, and it's a betrayal of Jay as a character, since he's been the most steadfast hero since the start of this book.  Also, Marella arrives with her people to flee and Kendra promises to help them do so, despite the fact that they don't have room.  Shouldn't she maybe have checked with Sato?  On Apokolips, Kara and Val take on Darkseid.  He removes the shield from Val's chest, which apparently leaves him totally incapacitated?  I just don't even know anymore.

* (one of five stars)

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