Issue by Issue – Infinity Inc. #40

Writer – Roy Thomas, Dann Thomas
Artist – Vince Argondezzi
Inker – Tony DeZuniga, Danny Bulanadi
Colours – Carl Gafford
Letters – Augustin Mas

The first eight pages of the book find the Infinitors in all sorts of danger, or so it seems as a couple of them face a giant serpent, some defend the White House from attack, two of them stop a tank while Jade tries to fix a satellite. All of this as it turns out is simply a promotional tool that Skyman is hoping to get out in order to drum up a little business but as the film will show, it is ruined by Solomon Grundy who simply does not know any better. The rest of the issue takes a bit of a breather as far as the action goes, as well as there being no villains – author Roy Thomas instead taking the time to focus on the relationships between some of the members and some of the events that have been affecting them of late. There is a bit of heat between Skyman and Mr. Bones, the latter an unwilling prisoner though he is given a bit of freedom amongst the team. Thomas also takes the time to introduce a bit of a new mystery, this time involving Helix whom Mr. Bones tries to contact. Rick Tyler is feeling a little blue as he knows he can no longer be a hero due to the inconsistencies of Miraclo and its effects and yet, Dr. Midnight has a surprise for him, a series of injections from his father that should straighten out his DNA in order that the Miraclo work as it should. Elsewhere, Jade and Brainwave hang out by the pool as Solomon Grundy stands by giving it a good skimming while Obsidian continues to be a third wheel and who soon find they are going to be partners in a radio station. In one of the more dramatic and interesting scenes of the book, Fury and Nuklon are out having a good time, as friends and yet Yolanda who has shown a bit of romantic interest in Nuklon gets incredibly jealous and follows them, breaking up their ‘date’ and learns the truth of the matter, of Fury and Scarab and her pregnancy. The finale of the book continues a storyline that finds Jonni Thunder taken over by Thunderbolt finally, Skyman unaware until the last moment when he is taken out, leaving it all on a cliff-hanger with the reader immediately wanting to know what is going to happen next. Thomas does a great job with the book, these types of issues usually ending up better than most and coming on board is artist Vince Argondezzi who makes it all look good. A fun issue for the most part.

3.5 out of 5

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