Countdown To Infinite Crisis #1

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  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Apr 12, 2005

    I am though quite impressed by how seamlessly this issue fits together given each chapter was worked on by a completely different creative team. For the most part the issue holds together quite nicely as all the artists involved bring a highly detailed style to the book that serve to deliver a very polished looking product. Now if one takes the time to take a closer look at the art, the different styles are pretty easy to spot, but the only chapter that stood apart from the crowd was Ed Benes. Even his efforts though managed to hold up quite nicely, as he delivers a pretty impressive looking Superman, and the battle with the Madmen had a nice sense of energy to it. I also quite enjoyed Phil Jimenez's work on the final chapter, as there's a wonderful sense of urgency as a desperate Ted makes his heroic last stand, and I can't deny the visual impact of that final page. Jesus Saiz's efforts on the third chapter really caught my attention as of the five creative teams he was the one a Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Judson Miers Apr 3, 2005

    Overall, the storyline is intriguing and has gotten my attention like the recent Superman arc has. The artwork is also of the same level as Marvel. (In the past, DCs artwork has been rather static compared with Marvels artwork.) I dont know that I would let my kids read this issue (definitely PG-13), but after the debacle with Spidey and JMS, I may have to switch companies to the DCU Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Michael Deeley Apr 3, 2005

    Hey, somebody had to say it. This comic was great, but the crossover could still suck. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Apr 3, 2005

    Still, Teds friendship with Booster is sensitively portrayed, and by the time we get to the gorgeous spy drama of final chapter (where Jiminez hints even more than the story at compelling new directions for O.M.A.C.), the tension is riding high. The burgeoning society of super-villains has promise for the DC universe as well, though if the price is going to be the deaths of all supporting characters, it may not be worth the ride. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Apr 3, 2005

    Regardless of the fact that its a fairly weak one-shot which apparently only exists to plug four upcoming miniseries (only one of which looks remotely interesting to me, and only then because it deals with the Batman mind-wiping thread from Identity Crisis and his secret plans for how to take down the JLA), youll probably pick this book up anyway. Its only $1 (Ive seen it for 40p in England and sometimes cheaper, as my copy was given away free with my weekly standing order), it features a lot of cameos from DC star characters, and it purports to be hugely important and significant as far as the DC universe goes. However, I found it to be dull, repetitive, difficult to follow for a relative newcomer, and hugely anti-climactic. Ill be vaguely interested to see what becomes of the O.M.A.C. project in that miniseries, but Countdown to Infinite Crisis has hardly sold me on DCs big crossover event this year. A wasted opportunity. Read Full Review

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