Thursday, September 24, 2009

Final Crisis Aftermath Dance #5 - DC

For some reason . . I just haven't quite got a handle on this series yet. It's got some interesting characters. And a compelling story-line. I'm just not sure where it's going. Basically, we got this Super-Young Team. They're a team of Japanese super-heroes that are teenagers. But, they really haven't done anything. Yes they provided some assistance during Final Crisis, but . . they're mostly media famous. They have a PR guy, whose been pushing their images, action figures, and sometimes just the overall drama wrapped up in their teen-aged minds. But . . he appears to be working for someone else. Back in Japan there's something going on. Something that they don't want the rest of the world to know. So they've got the whole country blocked off from outside influence. So much so, that Super-Young Team can't even return home . . if they even wanted to. So the PR guy is manipulating the team to keep them in the spotlight and the focus off of the Japanese mainland. But he's doing so at someone else's direction. Now, during all of this, one of the older Japanese super-heroes keeps popping up, Rising Sun. At first he was also trying to figure out what was happening in his home. But now? Now it seems like he's antagonized the Super-Young Team . . calling them out. But this issue they find out that he's actually being controlled. Living inside of his head is none other than . . Mr Mind. You know, the little worm guy from Captain Marvel, SHAZAM! I'm not sure what he has to do with all of this . .or why? But . . he's been thrown into the mix right before the final issue. Anyways, Joe Casey writes it. I really do think he's doing a good job. I'm just not sure I understand the motivation or ultimate goal of this series. But since next issue is the last . . hopefully it'll all become clear. This issue was drawn by Eduardo Pansica. I've never heard of him before, but I thought the art in this issue looked pretty good. So, moving on to next month, we'll be wrapping up all of these Final Crisis Aftermath series. Which begs the question . . where we'll go from there.

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