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Issue by Issue – Infinity Inc. #28

Writer – Roy Thomas, Dann Thomas
Artist – Todd McFarlane
Inker – Tony DeZuniga
Colours – Carl Gafford
Letters – David Cody Weiss

Coming off of the last issue, Fury is feeling much better and the team is currently dealing with a couple of problems. The first is their wrecked ship which is an easy fix so-to-speak and so they call in Pat Dugan to give it a tune-up, though a rebuild might be more accurate. The second problem is their prisoner Mr. Bones whom they would have done well to gag as he continues to taunt and disparage them at every turn. As they look forward to passing Bones off to a jail cell designed to hold him, they find that it might be harder than originally thought as Bones manages to get free from his restraints to make a break for it, continually threatening the Infinitors though, in the end, Bones does get knocked out from a combo attack by Obsidian and Brainwave. The second half or so of the book finds Helix fighting amongst themselves and it is far less interesting than the first half as Helix is made up of terrible characters that make the book worse for them appearing within. Hopefully, if readers are lucky, they fight each other to the death at some point and never make another appearance again, though one should be so lucky. As the issue comes to an end, Mr. Bones makes good on his escape from the authorities with a little help, though just who it is has yet to be revealed. There is some additional drama involving Yolanda, who having just been rescued from Carcharo and Helix is looking to become a full-time member of the team. Roy Thomas has made it seem like a shoo-in for the new Wildcat but when it comes time to vote and because she was essentially trying to blackmail the team into accepting her, they vote no which was a little surprising. Factor in the Star-Spangled Kid who has been somewhat testy of late and there is enough here for readers to enjoy, especially given Mr. Bones and his rhyming which is the best thing about Helix. After the standout issue previous to this, it is a bit of a shame that the momentum started there was not able to carry over here. Not bad overall but this could have been a little bit better than it was.

3 out of 5

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