Comics

Issue by Issue – Infinity Inc. #2

Writer – Roy Thomas, Dann Thomas
Artist – Jerry Ordway
Inker – Mike Machlan
Colours – Adrienne Roy
Letters – John Costanza

In this second issue, the soon-to-be christened new team made up of Silver Scarab, Fury, Nuklon, Jade, Obsidian and Northwind decide to go and talk somewhere else other than the headquarters of the Justice Society, the heroes having had enough of their forbears. Inside the mansion, the JSA meanwhile has been confronted with Brainwave though after a couple of minutes, he instead is revealed to be Brainwave Jr., son of the villain and as so often happens, instead of talking it out when he offers to do so, a fight breaks out. The battle that ensues is a quick one where the new Brainwave shows just how powerful he is until the Star-Spangled Kid steps in to put a stop to it and hear the kid out. Roy and Dann Thomas continue to introduce readers to these new heroes, finding out what makes them tick and what ticks them off and they pack the book full of dialogue, perhaps even more than the first issue which makes it a little dense yet still a fun read. Each of the characters is interesting on their own but perhaps more so are Jade and Obsidian as they still remain such a mystery, especially should they be related to Green Lantern as they claim to be. As for Brainwave Jr., which seems a little silly to be called as such, he is definitely quite powerful and should he ever meet his father in battle, seeing who comes out on top will be intriguing, to say the least. At the moment, Brainwave has information for the JSA about the Ultra-Humanite but as he has definitely had his fill of the team at the minute, he will only tell the Star-Spangled Kid as the two of them take off to find a place to talk, more specifically, to join up with the rest of the new heroes. Eventually, once they are all together, they are also joined by the Huntress and Power Girl and it is there, after some more conversation that the Star-Spangled Kid gets them to officially become a new team, based out of Los Angeles and called the book’s namesake – Infinity Inc. While it is a happy moment, Thomas and artist Jerry Ordway leave things off once again with a bit of mystery and a cliff-hanger as the Ultra-Humanite attacks them, does a little mind control on a few of them and as those heroes leave, Brainwave tries to follow and is stranded in the past. A good issue but one that is still finding its way and sorting things out though with Thomas and Ordway at the helm, a book that is definitely in the best of hands.

3.5 out of 5

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