Monday, April 19, 2010

Comic Book Report: Final Crisis Aftermath: Run

Dark, ironic, and hilarious. Writer Matthew Sturges tells the story of the Human Flame, a second-rate criminal who was involved in the murder of the Martian Manhunter, and manages to make him completely human, if not wholly sympathetic. Plus, actual science--not made-up technobabble/magic--saves the day in the end.

And how can you not enjoy a supervillain named Condiment King who speaks in bad food puns ("I'm so glad you mustard up the courage...")? That's straight out of The Tick. And we love the Tick.

Buy the book: Powell's, Amazon (affiliate links)


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