The Terrifics 001
| > Bound together by fate, united by the spirit of exploration and hope for tomorrow, the Terrifics bound from the Dark Multiverse of Meta! When Mr. Terrific, Metamorpho, Plastic Man and Phantom Girl find themselves literally bound together by a tragic accident, our team of unlikely allies must rely on one another to make their way back home. But a startling revelation on their return trip brings them face to face with a new mystery: where in the universe is Tom Strong?|
Wow. DC ruined the chance of a real surprise ending with all the solicits, and variants, and heads ups that Tom Strong is in this... WOW. TOM STRONG IS IN THIS! On the one hand, we finally seemed to have been purged of all the alt-comicbook company characters of Wildstorm from sharing DC prime reality after Rebirth. On the other hand, this does make for a surprising must read next issue grabber.
Hopefully, the Tom Strong INTRO doesn't turn out to be the dud that Promethea had.
| > http://boundingintocomics.com/2018/02/28/comic-book-review-the-terrifics-1/|
> Metamorpho is a catalyst, Mr. Terrific is a leader, Plastic Man is a liability and tool, and Phantom Girl…just kind of shows up. But that's fine. The point of a comic is to give you a different world to explore for the brief few moments that you span its pages. Jeff Lemire knows this. Everyone of his stories includes acts of heroism, strangely unique stories, and plenty of humor. Because he knows that readers don't want to worry while reading a comic. They want to explore the Universe with their favorite characters. That's allThe Terrifics #1is interested in. A good time. The creative team clearly had a good time creating it, and readers will have a great time reading it
It was also a plus, by incorporating the classic Stagg Family characters and tying it into the Metal Event making it not a forgettable throwaway canon.
Darn! He got to the obvious hypeworthy pun first.
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The art, as is usual for Reis, is great, but the writing is clumsy. The whole story pauses for a whole lot of exposition inside Plastic Man, Phantom Girl shows up awkwardly and displays no personality, and the story isn't anything more than a tease in 20 pages. I might stay on a little longer for Reis, but the story's going to have to be a lot more substantive to keep me.