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Brother Eye knows Tim Drake is in his internment
camp. Eye sends his forces, including the mercenary Inque, to retrieve him so that Eye
can learn the location of Neo-Gotham.
Maxine Gibson and Barbara Gordon help Tim Drake stay ahead of Brother Eye.
GRADE: C+. A bit more of
the Beyond universe gets incorporated
this issue, with Commissioner Barbara
Gordon (given red hair like her father) and Maxine Gibson having larger
roles and the introduction of series villain Inque. Unfortunately, the series
continues to be Beyond in name and
costume only as we delve deeper into the apocalyptic future Brother Eye has
been allowed to create, with nothing tremendously new added since the last
issue or Future’s End.
You've got some Inque on your suit.
Dan Jurgens manages to continue the seeming DC Comics edict that all their books be
completely devoid of joy in its attempt to rebrand itself as a darker, grittier
force to be reckoned with since its attempt to do so through countless reboots
hasn’t quite hit the mark. Even Jurgens’ signature character, Booster Gold, lost
any of the fun about him that made fans clamor for him to get a series pre-New 52.
Bernard Chang’s artwork continues to be the high point of the series,
taking Beyond designs and updating them
to fit into the more realistic DC Universe and the grim future being crafted. Marcel
Maiolo’s colors are, as always, uniquely done as he renders some panels in red
and white in order to emphasize them in relation to the rest of the story.It almost
replaces that flash that would come across the screen whenever someone was hit
in DC’s 90s cartoons (from which this series finds its genesis).
This issue came with 2 covers, seen below. What did you think of this
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