Issue by Issue – Infinity Inc. #9

Writer – Roy Thomas, Dann Thomas
Artist – Jerry Ordway
Inker – Mike Machlan, Jerry Ordway, Tony DeZuniga
Colours – Adrienne Roy, Anthony Tollin
Letters – David Cody Weiss, Lois Buhalis

Roy Thomas and company pack this issue full to the brim as nearly everyone and everything is touched upon between the two teams as the Generations Saga continues on. It begins with Brainwave Jr. and the Star-Spangled Kid who are floating through limbo, though they do not actually know as such until they are told by the Jr.’s father, Brainwave. He might have saved them from death but being stuck in this realm between realms is not very ideal either. From there the book shifts to Obsidian and Jade who are off in search of Green Lantern, the latter of whom is now battling Starman in space. While Starman is taken out of the game, at least for the moment, the other three continue to battle which finally ends in a stalemate with Lantern heading to Earth, more than likely to Koehaha. Once again Thomas takes readers to another scene, this time inside the Batcave and while Bruce Wayne may no longer be among the living, Alfred still is and his charge at the moment is Robin, also infected by the Stream of Ruthlessness. So it is that Robin is behind bars for his own good, put there by the Huntress and there he is going to remain until the effects of the waters wear off. Another transition sees Northwind looking after his prisoner, the one and only Hawkman and unlike Robin, Hawkman is able to free himself, heading off to ingest more of the water from that dangerous stream. Readers will see Power Girl packaging up some Kryptonite before being called away while Scarab and Fury are finally back at that little town where Koehaha is located. Thomas and his compatriots which include Jerry Ordway on art duties, give the reader a lot for their money as the book continues to press forward, furthering as many of the plots and storylines as they are able. As for the big bad, the Ultra-Humanite is given the last two pages of the book, leaving it on an ominous note but getting ever so closer to this story’s conclusion.

3.5 out of 5

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