Thursday, August 07, 2008

Final Crisis #3 Review

Recently reviewed by me at CBR: Final Crisis #3, about which I write the following sentences: "I still like the insanity of the opening scene the best because it doesn't go out of its way to explain itself. It's enough to know that the government has plans for Rene Montoya, and enough to know that she's looking for answers. It's enough to know that a Nazi Supergirl has fallen to Earth, and that's a bad thing either way: (a) she'll wake up, and, hey, Nazi Supergirl on Earth! Or (b) she's dead and if there's a power out there strong enough to kill a Nazi Supergirl, Earth's probably in trouble. I'm sure we'll learn more about these plot elements in future issues, but what I've liked about 'Final Crisis' so far is its willingness to throw so many images and ideas into the mix, without bothering to explain every single one along the way. With issue #3, we're getting into the explanation phase, which is necessary, of course, but it sucks a bit of the life out of the story for me. Not enough to make it dull, but enough to remind me of some of Geoff Johns' work on 'Justice Society of America' in which dozens of costumed characters stand around talking about things I already know. That's just the middle of "Final Crisis" #3, and it doesn't detract too much from the work as a whole."

Read the entire review HERE.

3 comments:

Duncan said...

Not much to add here, Tim, enjoying your stuff as usual but you might want to have a word with CBR about how that review keeps jumping onto - I presume - sponsors pages... really weird stuff, like savemymarriage.com and some ebay sellers thing? I had it open in a tab and it was doing this shit, which I've never seen before.

Timothy Callahan said...

What do you mean? I'm not seeing it on my end--does it redirect you?

duncan said...

I've not tried today but yeah, basically had the review open in a tab and then lookd back - twice - to find it had gone to these odd sites. I dunno if it's even viral marketing or something?