Saturday, February 21, 2015

Multiversity: Mastermen #1

   One of the things I like about Multiversity is that you never know what to expect.

   Which is the point, of course.

   This issue takes us to Earth-10 (or, as it was originally tagged, Earth-X), where the Nazis won World War II, but were opposed by a group of Freedom Fighters made up of the heroes from Quality Comics, including Uncle Sam, Phantom Lady, Doll Man, Doll Woman, Black Condor, The Ray and the Human Bomb.

   But you might be surprised at who their super-powered opponents are.

   It's a grim tale, but not without hope, as one character tries to overcome an evil upbringing.

   The story by Grant Morrison takes an interesting approach to the World War II setting - and the art by Jim Lee takes an iconic approach to the larger-than-life events.

   It's a tough issue to review, because to talk about it would spoil some of the key moments.

   It's not the best of the Multiversity comics - it's covering some grim territory, and starts with a truly disgusting image on the first page - but as always, it's a powerful story.

Grade: B+


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