In a sense the heroes of S.M.A.S.H. are actually more of a success than DC's post-Crisis cadre. Imagine. This is a work where the reader isn't trying to figure out what counts and what does not count. Did John Smith kill Tom Strange's parents? Doesn't matter. Is Archie an alcoholic or isn't he an alcoholic? That doesn't matter either. It does matter whether or not Superman came from Bryne-Krypton or Waid-Krypton. It does matter whether or not if Joe Chill killed Batman's parents. The heroes of S.M.A.S.H. were meant to be malleable. The icons were not. Where as the retcons, stupid continuity inclusions and lazy writing responsible for shattering everything that is known about DC's heroes affects their story. Nothing you do to the heroes of S.M.A.S.H. affects the story in Terra Obscura. That makes for an easy read with eye-catching artwork. Read Full Review
This would be a fairly entertaining issue, as the back-story for the villain is solidly presented, and the material that deals with the heroes who directly confront the villain has a nice sense of urgency to it. However, this issue goes completely off the rails when it offers up such a simplistic resolution to this crisis, that I was reminded of the scene in the Naked Gun films when Leslie Nielsen trips over the plug-in to the villain's giant death ray, and save the day. I fact I do believe that there should be a rule when it comes to defeating the villain's master-plan that you can't simply have a group of heroes simply walk around a villain's headquarters unmolested until they locate villain's power source. I mean I invested my time and money in this miniseries, and the book rewards its readers with an ending that is almost insulting. However, it an effort had been made to make it seem tougher for this second group to disable the villain's power supply than I would've probably given Read Full Review
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