Issue by Issue – Infinity Inc. #3

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

The book begins with Power Girl, Huntress and finally the Star-Spangled Kid finally coming to after being knocked out by the Ultra-Humanite. After taking a bit of a fly around the neighbourhood to get their bearings back, they return to Power Girl’s apartment where the missing seven members of the team reappear, seemingly only gone for moments though they had a full-on adventure with the All-Star Squadron back in 1942 (chronicled elsewhere). All of it was courtesy of the Ultra-Humanite and now that they are free of his influence, they decide to get on with moving to California and setting up shop where Star has access to an abandoned movie studio, actually owning it thanks to his inheritance. Once arriving, they start to do a little exploring and end up running into Solomon Grundy of all people who was just looking to be left alone. As readers might guess, a fight would break out only to be made far more violent due to Jade being on the scene and proclaiming to be Green Lantern’s daughter, one person Grundy hates more than most. The battle does not go well as the members of Infinity Inc. are far outclassed in terms of power and yet, once they start to work together as the team they want to be, Grundy is soon taken care of and the team stands victorious. The book is also left on a cliff-hanger which sees a very familiar member of the JSA murder numerous other members including Wonder Woman, Hawkman and Green Lantern among others, though for what reason remains unknown. Roy Thomas does a fine job at crafting the ongoing adventures of this latest team as do Jerry Ordway and Mike Machlan who make it come to life on the page. It is a little disappointing that such a large chunk of the story was not present within the book – namely their adventure with the All-Star Squadron as it definitely gives the reader pause but Thomas does his best to patch over it in order to keep things moving. Thomas also provides a lot of background on various things throughout as he is known to do, giving readers a lot of information which is never a bad thing though it cuts the pace down a bit having to explain so many things so often. Altogether a good issue though and one that makes the reader want more.

3.5 out of 5

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