Monday, May 31, 2010

the Web #9 - DC

This issue was ok. The problem I have is that it looks like the next issue will be the finale. Well . . either that, or the book is on hold until the Crusaders special feature is done. There's nothing listed for this book through September. Also, after reading the first issue of the Crusaders, we find out that the Global Concern is a group that is made up of the world's wealthiest and most influential. We hear about them in the Crusaders book, but . . this is the first time that we've ever even heard mention of them throughout this title. Anyways, it looked like the Stunner had killed the Web at the end of last issue. And by all accounts . . he should be dead. But Kit-Kat, his resident tech sent to him by Oracle, taps into his suit and basically jump-starts his body with the Stunner's own energy. It seems that she actually doesn't kill her victims so much as . . 'strip energy from the electrochemical H+ gradient across the inner mitochondrial membrane of her victims cells.' Probably the same thing . . unless you got somebody to give you a jump-start fairly quickly. So the Web takes out Mr Scott's hired help, and starts interrogating him again. But one of his guys get some power gloves and starts beating up on the Web. Luckily he thinks fast and uses the gloves energy and Stunner's to have them knock each other out. Which leaves the Web and Mr Scott talking again. Mr Scott and John's father traveled in the same circle. He let's John know that his father tried to give him every advantage, including his seat on the Global Concern. But obviously that's not going to happen now. So Mr Scott blows himself and all the evidence up. Leaving John to wonder who it was that was actually blackmailing him. It's actually . . Patricia. So he pays her and tells her to never talk to him again. Now that everything is wrapped up, he has to figure out what the next step is. I thought Matthew Sturges presented us with an ok story here . . I just wasn't thrilled with it. It felt kind of predictable, and . . I didn't really care. To me, the best part of the whole book was at the end with the verbal exchange between John and Kit-Kat. That part seemed the most natural to me. The rest seemed rather forced. Anyways, Roger Robinson does the art. In the Hangman back-up story we learn a little more about how his powers work. It's by John Rozum and Tom Derenick. Overall . . the book just didn't do that much for me. Sorry!

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