Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Review of the Week: Forever Evil #7

If you haven't already, check out my reviews of issues 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6. I have to admit I was fooled by Nightwing's supposed death last issue. Turns out Luthor gave him a drug to flatline him and used adrenaline to revive him. We come to find out Superwoman's baby is actually Alexander Luthor's, the Justice League is freed, Lex manages to kill his Earth 3 counterpart, and most of the Syndicate die with only the big three surviving. Ultraman and Superwoman are taken to prison but Owlman remains on the lose. Also Luthor figures out who Batman is, not that that should be hard for anyone now that Nightwing is unmasked.

There was a lot of overall promise to this series, and some really strong moments, but it's hindered by the New 52 stink. While this issue is an excellent character piece for Lex Luthor. Also while Superwoman used to have a semi cuckoldy thing going on in the pre Flashpoint continuity, it was always a background thing, with her fucking Owlman on the side and it unclear how much Ultraman knew, but this issue cranked the cuckold fetish dial up quite a bit with a scene where she uses her Lasso of Submission to order Deathstorm to allow Alexander Luthor to kill him and absorb his power. "Die for my lover." Not to mention that the Syndicate are just not nearly as thought out as they were before the New 52. Back then their world had a moral system, the favor bank, now their world was just full of straight up assholes. As though a civilization could arise from that. This series wasn't terrible, but it does speak to the flaws of the New 52 in the sense that DC seems to now think "Make them an asshole." is the same as a three dimensional character.

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