And then there's the Forerunner back up. What else is there to say about this 16-page serial other than it lacks the least bit of drama, intrigue, intelligence or even coherent story? Unless you're absolutely dying to see the Monarch's goofy-looking scout recruit characters from the least-compelling parallel Earths (this issue sees Forerunner head to Earth 33, home to the Justice League of Shamans. How fun ), do yourself a favor and put the issue down after you're finished reading the main feature. Justin Gray and Fabrizio Fiorentino's short will only make you wish Countdown would end even faster. Read Full Review
On the Forerunner side of things, we get to see the magic based Earth-33. Always cool to see these alternate versions of our heroes and it was interesting to see Forerunner's first actual loss in battle. Only problem is with the introduction of the Dark Angel villain as she just shows up as the Oracle out of no where with practically no build up whatsoever. Hopefully next issue will give us some background info. Read Full Review
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