Issue by Issue – Infinity Inc. #15

Writer – Roy Thomas, Dann Thomas
Artist – Todd McFarlane
Inker – Tony DeZuniga
Colours – Adrienne Roy, Anthony Tollin
Letters – David Cody Weiss

Chroma has proven to be more of a problem than first thought as the song he sang has already infected everyone upon the Earth, everyone aside from Obsidian that is. For whatever reason, Obsidian is able to function as normally as everyone used to, the population now hypnotized into wanting what Chroma has to offer. The terrible thing of it all is that the only thing Chroma is offering is death or at least the promise of it. Roy Thomas who pens this tale paints Obsidian as not only very frustrated but quite upset as nobody seems to believe him as to what the truth actually is. The only thing they can hear, including his teammates, is the song as it plays continuously on the television and in their thoughts. This eventually leads to confrontation as Obsidian means to take care of Chroma more permanently with the rest of his team standing in the way. Thomas writes a good issue with this one and it is far better than the first part of the tale which took place in the last book. Here, Obsidian takes the spotlight and readers get to know the man a little better through this confrontation, his thoughts and emotions on full display. What is probably the most intriguing about all of this is that Jade, his twin sister, opposes him as well, the bond between them not strong enough to overcome the song of Chroma and that upsets Obsidian probably more than anything else. As the book wraps up, it is made known that Chroma is not only an alien but one far more powerful than even they expected as he monologues about his powers and how he could have done whatever it is he wished at any point. Such as it is, he grows bored with humanity and promises to return at some point far in the future to see if they are worthy to hear what he has to sing. As for Infinity Inc., things assumedly go back to normal but one has to wonder if Obsidian will be able to forgive and forget. Additionally featuring pencils by Todd McFarlane and inks by Tony DeZuniga, the book not only sports an engaging story but looks good too and is one of the more interesting issues of the series thus far.

3.5 out of 5

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