Checkmate #31

Checkmate #31

Publisher: DC Comics Critic Reviews: 1
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    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Nov 23, 2008

    I have to say, I really didn't like this issue that much. Bruce Jones delivered an okay plot, but the issue was bogged down by some cliche dialogue, and some pretty terrible characterization. I quite disliked the moment when Crimson Fox flashed the embodiment of evil, and the whole "I Am Legion" litany of names was just silly and distracting in the middle of what was meant to be a compelling battle sequence. Manuel Garcia's art is pretty good, though, and his take on female characters Gloss, Jet, and Fire is particularly welcome. Of course, Chimera's deus ex machina powers and awful gray character design don't do his work any favors, either. The wrap-up is one of those moments where you can literally hear the writer saying, "Crap! Only two pages left!" and the ham-fisted metaphorical imagery in the denoument is inexcusable. Overall, I'd have to say that I'm upset that this arc killed a book that I really liked, and doubly annoyed at the overt Mary Sue-ism thatChimera re Read Full Review

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