Sunday, April 18, 2010

Action Comics #888 - DC

Last issue we saw that Vohc the Destroyer was going after Flamebird with his newest creation . . Rao. Yes, he has attempted to create a god. Thara is going after the false god, but . . it's just to much for her to handle alone. It's a good thing the JSA shows up. But even they are hard pressed to slow the god down. And to make matters even worse, Jax-Ur has directed this abomination towards the Pakistan / India border. If either side sees this as a threat they're going to start launching nukes at each other. Putting Thara and the rest of the JSA at ground zero. But there's also something going on that none of them had counted on. Jax-Ur has sent Chris to the Phantom Zone. But I thought it was destroyed? Maybe Vohc rebuilt it . . I don't know. Anyways, Chris is sent there and he comes across the Nightwing creature of myth. I'm not sure how he found it . . or if it's really there . . maybe this is all just a fever dream in Chris' head. Anyways, they come to an agreement and they join forces to help them both escape. Which brings Chris back into the real world. And this time . . he really is Nightwing . . both in spirit and body. I have a feeling things are about to get a lot more interesting. This story is by Greg Rucka, Eric Trautmann and Pere Perez. In the Captain Atom back-up, by James Robinson and Cafu . . the good Captain finally gets the upper hand on Mirabai. She comes after him with a hex, but . . apparently things don't work the same on him because of his science. Also, putting Mirabai down doesn't mean that he's out of trouble. In a world of magic and mysticism things aren't always what they seem. It appears that he's stepped out of one trap right into another. I enjoyed this issue. I thought it was interesting. Also, nice cover by Yildiray Cinar.

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