Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Flashpoint: Wonder Woman and the Furies #3 (of 3)

Flashpoint #5 must be a heck of an issue, because apparently every mini-series dovetails into it.

In other words, after reading three issues of Wonder Woman and the Furies (a "mini-series within a mini-series") and the parallel Emperor Aquaman mini-series, nothing is resolved.

The Amazons and the Atlanteans are still at war, most of Europe is in ruins, Wonder Woman and Aquaman are both acting like villains, and just as the "final battle" begins, the issue ends with a "To Be Continued in Flashpoint."

Oh, the plotters are revealed, but their scheme frankly make no sense - the logic is essentially "we had to destroy the village to save it." Right.

But the good news is, we're almost at the end of this event, and we'll see how it all wraps up. As it stands, it looks like the entire series has just been an exercise of the creative teams deciding to turn all the characters on their heads just for the fun of it.

It hasn't exactly been DC's proudest moment. Here's hoping that final issue and the new, rebooted version of the DC Universe redeems this mess.

Grade: C-


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