Sunday, July 5, 2015

Convergence: Detective Comics #2 (HERE BE SPOILERS!)

This issue just simply isn't very good.  No one makes a lick of sense.  Despite knowing that she can't possibly even hope to destroy Superman with the tactics that she uses here, Helena keeps going at him, despite his repeated entreaties to talk.  Dick spends the entire issue vacillating between wanting to talk to Superman and wanting to help Helena.  Superman himself suddenly gets menacing when the people of Moscow appear behind him demanding that he kill the Dynamic Duo, but then he simply decides not to do so.  In the end, Dick and Superman agree to a draw, but, rather than destroying their cities, as promised, Telos simply sends Dick and Helena home.  Plus, we even get the appearance of pet peeve #3 here, as Helena implies that someone or something was manipulating her to be as irrational as she was, but Wein never provides more details.  Honestly, it was all just a confusing jumble.  Plus, Wein relied on a number of convenient devices -- like Superman's apparently all-powerful "super-vision" and the appearance of a kryptonite-bearing Batman -- to keep the story going.  At the end of the day, I'm just glad this event is over.

** (two of five stars)

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