Issue by Issue – Infinity Inc. #47

Writer – Roy Thomas, Dann Thomas
Artist – Vince Argondezzi
Inker – Tony DeZuniga
Colours – Liz Berube
Letters – Jean Simek

Once again, the DC event Millenium shoehorns its way into the monthly proceedings of this book and much like the last issue, it assumes that readers have been keeping up with the crossover. If one has, this book will make far more sense than for those that have not as there are things that take place outside of this issue. As it is, Roy Thomas does what he does best and writes this book just like that – as if readers know exactly what has taken place between issues and the man does not miss a beat. It finds the team at the bedside of Molly Scott, the former Harlequin and she just so happens to be injured from events that have taken place in the seventh issue of Millenium. It seems there was a lot that happened in that issue and those previous to it as the Manhunters have been wiped out, the Infinitors have made a new friend in Betty Clawman whom they intend to escort home and Solomon Grundy is getting locked up for a little while, for his own good of course. Along the way, once they have made it to Australia, they meet up with the Tasmanian Devil, late of the Global Guardians, who gets a little friendly with Wildcat. Following this is a feat of strength to impress the locals, a bit of a celebration until the book finally cuts to the better part of the issue where it looks like Jade is trying to seduce her brother, something that is immediately suspect as Obsidian knows something is wrong. As one might guess, it turns out to be Marcie – the new Harlequin and she still wants Obsidian by her side while he wants absolutely nothing to do with her. A fight breaks out of course and soon the real Jade joins the battle and not long after that, Dan Richards – one of the original Manhunters and the man who sponsored Marcie to become one. The book ends in tragedy while the threat posed by the Manhunters looks to finally be over for good. For a crossover, the book might have worked quite well but as a standalone issue and for those that never read Millenium, it fails to be at all delightful and is slightly confusing as there are new characters and scenes that come out of nowhere with little explanation.

2 out of 5

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