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Issue by Issue – Infinity Inc. #45

Writer – Roy Thomas, Dann Thomas
Artist – Mike Gustovich
Inker – Mike Gustovich
Colours – Liz Berube
Letters – Jean Simek

Right from the start, readers are thrust into the thick of the action as the Infinitors have teamed up with the New Titans to defeat the Ultra-Humanite who has decided to destroy humanity, this time encased in a crystalline-like substance made up of organisms that have now taken him over. As of now, all efforts to defeat the creature have proven fruitless and yet the heroes continue on for if they are to stop, the creature is sure to destroy the city and keep on destroying as it moves along. Roy Thomas peppers the books with some good dialogue and humour and the mingling of characters from both teams makes this one of the most enjoyable issues of Infinity Inc. thus far. Beast Boy and Jade make for a great pairing and it is easy to see why Obsidian and Raven get along so well even though she is still her usual distant self. Both teams work together exceedingly well, both having been around the block a few times at this point in their careers and yet despite all they do, they cannot seem to get a leg up on the creature that stands before them. Finally, after a little investigation and intuition on the parts of Raven and Obsidian, they discover what powers the monster, why Raven feels as drained as she does and what they need to do to defeat it. The action is thick and furious at times and Mike Gustovich does an excellent job at making it pop, though one does have to wonder where some of the members are at the moment as there was no recap in the issue to explain it as such, like Skyman – leader of the Infinitors. Despite the watered-down line-up, they are more than evened out thanks to the Titans who definitely put in a good showing. Using the Ultra-Humanite as the main baddie was a perfect bit of casting and is dangerous enough to warrant the two teams coming together. Once it was all said and done, the Ultra-Humanite might have been defeated, as if there were any other doubt, but one can never count the monster out and he is sure to make another appearance at some point in the future.

4 out of 5

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