Friday, April 17, 2015

Earth 2: World's End #25 (HERE BE SPOILERS!)

OK, Kara's fight with Darkseid is pretty kick ass.  In fact, it's the only reason that this issue gets a star.  It's a wordless struggle as she just throws back everything that he throws at her, proving her assertion last issue that she really is Earth 2's Superman.

But, it's not enough to save this issue.  The authors are rushing so quickly to the end that we're skipping huge steps.  Kalibak is suddenly at Atom's Haven attacking the departing ships.  Dick has somehow found Batman, and they're firing a gun battery at Kalibak and his troops.  A four-armed woman with a head of fire appears with Earth's heroes to fight Darkseid, but I have no idea who she is.  The answer to the ship problem is pulling out the unused ships built by other Terry Sloans throughout the multiverse, a pretty simple solution that seemed evident from the start despite the authors' attempt to infuse the situation with drama.  At the end of the issue, Green Lantern appears to fly into Apokolips, where he finds Earth's heroes at Darkseid's feet, despite the fact that the battle initially appeared to happen on Earth.  (Earth appears in the background as Alan enters the gap, so it's pretty clearly Apokolips.)  If the battle did happen on Apokolips, then it's unclear how Earth's heroes made it to Apokolips.

Let it just be done.

* (one of five stars)

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