Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Infinity Inc.: Luthor's Monsters Review

Infinity Inc.: Luthor's Monsters
DC Comics
Softcover Trade Paperback
128 pages
$14.99
ISBN 9781401218164

Contributors: Peter Milligan, Max Fiumara, Matthew Southworth, Stefano Gaudiano, and Travel Foreman

Reprints: Infinity Inc. (2007) #1-5

Synopsis: Following the events of 52 John Henry Irons and his niece Natasha are busy running Steelworks in Metropolis.  It's been a year and a half since the Everyman Project and Lex Luthor almost destroyed their lives.  Natasha and all of the former members of Infinity Inc. are dealing with psychological damage from the sudden loss of their powers after Luthor pulled the plug. 

Now the former subjects of Luthor's Everyman Project are developing new, unsettling powers.  Coupled with their unstable personalities it's a recipe for disaster.  Can Steel save Natasha a second time and whatever happened to Luthor's former bodyguards?

Pros: Peter Milligan's writing is good, really off-beat team with some unique concepts

Cons: Art is weak, plot is simple yet seems confused (kind of like the character Fury)

Mike Tells It Straight: Milligan's writing takes a strange turn in this story and veers far from the norm.  It reminds me of a heavily goth-influenced '90s piece with no real direction.  Series only lasted twelve issues for a reason.

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