Issue by Issue – Infinity Inc. #24

Writer – Roy Thomas, Dann Thomas
Artist – Todd McFarlane, Mike Harris
Inker – Tony DeZuniga, Dick Giordano, Leonard Starr
Colours – Carl Gafford
Letters – David Cody Weiss

Roy Thomas and company bring readers yet another Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover and it begins with Power Girl ruminating as to why she cannot go off and fight the big battle while Silver Scarab wants to get into it with the Helix gang. Power Girl’s mind is put to rest and Fury stops her boyfriend before he can get himself into trouble as they currently have a truce with the villains, at least until the Crisis is over. All of this leads into the main part of the story which is focused upon the Star-Spangled Kid and Jonni Thunder as they try to navigate the city which has turned into a hodge-podge of different times throughout history, all merged into one crazy patchwork that finds them running into each other with varied results. Thomas drops Jonni and the Kid right into the middle of it and when some gangsters decide to make an example of some teens who ran into their car, it ends up being time for heroes to be heroes. Things spiral a little out of control as there are simply too many goons to face for one lone superhero and one well-intentioned detective and they thankfully make an escape thanks to the latter, heading back to her office to gather themselves before their next move. Making an appearance in the book is the man named Knodar, self-styled ‘The Last Criminal,’ which also happens to be true as he is from the far future where there is no more crime. Knodar commits crimes as he loves the feeling it gives him and so, thanks to the ongoing Crisis, he finds himself now in the past or at least whatever one could call it now and he takes over the gang of criminals that were just battling with Jonni Thunder and the Star-Spangled Kid with the intention of committing more. So it is that the two sides run into one another again, head back to the Infinitor’s movie studio base and battle it out once more where the bad guys are promptly taken care of. For the most part, this was a fun story with Thomas, Todd McFarlane and Mike Harris doing a great job. The beginning chapters were decent but teased more than they delivered, the book not having the full team in action in quite some time and whenever that might happen again, hopefully, it is without the incredibly terrible Helix. As it is, the good outweighs the bad once more which is always a good thing.

3 out of 5

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