Issue by Issue – Infinity Inc. #33

Writer – Roy Thomas, Dann Thomas
Artist – Todd McFarlane, Ron Harris
Inker – Tony DeZuniga
Colours – Liz Berube
Letters – David Cody Weiss

With this issue, Roy Thomas, along with his wife Dann, does what he does best by delving into the origins of a particular Infinitor, this time it being Obsidian and by association, Jade. It starts with Todd fully grown, still living at home with his drunk father and his mother who is set to walk out with his younger brother. Life it seems is not easy for the young man but out of this tragedy comes the knowledge that he has a twin sister and as he will get no information out of his parents about it, he has to do a little investigating himself. Todd does just that and soon he discovers a young woman named Jennie-Lynn while also discovering that he has some strange powers that let him turn into a shadow. It is frightening at first but he soon manages to get a handle on it, just in time to introduce himself to the sister he never knew he had. Soon Todd meets Jennie-Lynn’s parents, they get costumes and learn that each other has powers and speculate that Green lantern might be their father. Overall, this was a good tale, a filler one for sure that takes readers away from the ongoing plotlines that have peppered the book for some time. Thomas and company do a great job at showing Todd as he was before he became a superhero and one has to feel bad for the guy, first for the fact that his parents were not all that they were cracked up to be while those of Jennie-Lynn were the model kind straight out of a magazine. Even worse was the fact that he was split up from his sister in the first place, missing all those years they could have spent together, missing that special bond that twins have. Despite the lack of superheroics within, the book manages to fly by at a good pace and overall was a good read, giving insight to one of the main characters in the book, finding out what makes the man tick and reveals the origins of that first, terrible costume he used to wear.

3.5 out of 5

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