As is increasingly common in recent weeks, the art manages to impress. Scott Kolins stops in for a guest stint, and his new, improved style works quite well with the overall story. I'm starting to believe that Countdown's one, true advantage over 52 when both completed series are held together will be its generally superior art. I miss the older weekly series, but it was kind of a fugly book. Read Full Review
Countdown to Final Crisis #18 was an enjoyable read if you are a Ray Palmer fan or if you have missed seeing Ralph and Sue Dibny and Barry and Iris Allen. It was also nice to finally have the Challengers find Ray Palmer after having to trudge our way through a brutally slow paced search for Ray. I'm sure that Countdown to Final Crisis #18 is an aberration and just a temporary moment of enjoyment and that this title will rapidly revert back to its normal state of suckiness. Read Full Review
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