DC's doing a great job on this Earth51 / Monarch vs Monitor war and this is the best Countdown has ever been in my opinion. Probably has something to do with no Amazons, Mary Marvel, Jimmy (okay, one naked bug girl page of his story was here), and no Karate Kid stories. It's funny how good a story can get when they stop focusing on pointless garbage. Read Full Review
The writers seem to be compensating recently by writing in "shocking" twists like the "Bob"/Ray Palmer situation. Unfortunately, they're only shocking because they make no sense when compared to all the previous events. I'm still hopeful though. There were a couple of interesting developments – a possible alliance and finally some clue into the never-ending Jimmy Olsen mystery. I'm now back in until the end though, so at worst I'll keep fellow reviewers from a completely wearing down the page on their thesaurus that contains the word "bad". Read Full Review
Countdown to Final Crisis #16 continues the trend of sub-par reads on this title. We only have fifteen issues until the end of this title. Since we are already so late in the game, I have pretty much abandoned any and all hope of Countdown delivering a strong and exciting finish. It appears that DC is going to go limping into the beginning of Final Crisis. Read Full Review
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