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Issue by Issue – Infinity Inc. #30

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

The thirtieth issue of Infinity Inc. does not further any current storylines, instead acting as an epilogue to the one-shot The Last Days of the Justice Society. It was an apt name for a book as it did indeed spell the end of the team and only three would make it out, those being Doctor Fate, Power Girl and the Star-Spangled Kid. They break the news to the Infinitors and it is not something they ever thought they would hear. Most of them are devastated, all except Hector Hall, who seems particularly unfazed and as the book moves on, Lyta wonders just why that is. Roy Thomas and Todd McFarlane go on to chronicle page after page of Infinitors breaking the news to various people throughout the book and in each instance, it is a tragedy made new through different eyes. All are touching and make for a good read if a little bit of a downer. Some of the team become closer to each other because of the news while others, to put it lightly, do not, each of them thinking back on the friends, family and mentors that were lost. Perhaps the saddest one moment of all is that of the former villainess Harlequin, now retired and recently married to Alan Scott, the Green Lantern. Having not even finished unpacking the wedding gifts they had received, her life with Alan as a proper wife had just begun and now it is over, bittersweet as she knew that with him being a hero, there was always a chance that this would have happened. Jade is broken up about it but vows to stay in touch with Molly, as does Obsidian, they being the only family she has left. This was a very solid issue courtesy of the creative team and they did a decent job of explaining its tie-in to the aforementioned Justice Society story. Also good is the fact that they continue the mystery of Hector and whatever it is that is happening to him, something that cannot be especially good given the package he received, and something that hopefully comes to fruition sooner rather than later.

4 out of 5

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