Wednesday, March 3, 2010

One Good Thing And One Bad Thing About Blackest Night: JSA #3

GOOD THING: We do get some insight into Jesse Quick's head this issue that - while not completely absolving her decision to go run with her Zombie Dad while her husband is getting his butt kicked - at least TRIES to explain her reasoning.

BAD THING: This final page, in which Mr. Terrific - the king of "Nothing Is Impossible" - explains just why the MacGuffin he put together to create a Black Lantern smiting smart-bomb can't work twice and why everything is now up to the Green Lantern Corps. Even if he couldn't get the same trick to work, this is Mr. Terrific we're talking about... he can out Batman Batman when it comes to coming up with plans!

There has to have been a more credible way to end the story. Have the Cosmic Rod break down. Have Fate warn that the stars are not right for his magics to duplicate that effect again. Have Alan Scott get hospitalized so they can't use his power anymore. Anything besides Mr. Terrific basically saying "That won't work again and there's nothing else we can do."

The Final Verdict: Easily skipped, even if you are a Blackest Night collector. Nothing much happens and - in the end - even the characters talk about how pointless their contribution to the overall story was. I expect better from James Robinson and Tony Bedard.

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