Countdown #45 was a solid read that was saved by such an unexpected surprise appearance by Captain Atom at the end. Other than that, the writing team just re-hashed what we have already read over the first six issues of this title. There is no doubt that Countdown #45 was just a filler issue designed to give the writing team a break. I expect that DC gets this story back on track with the next issue. Read Full Review
1. What It Is. Again, I want to like this series. I want to be able to say good things about it and recommend it to people. So far I can only recommend two out of eight issues. Not a very good ratio so far. Im not sure whats going on. 52 ended up as a darn fine series, after learning some hard lessons early on. While Countdown isnt 52, obviously, that doesnt mean it cant be good on its own terms. Yet it isnt at this point. It feels like it's trying to be a lot of things to a lot of people, and Im here to tell you that that could very well be its downfall. I dont want that to happen, but like I said before, a series that claims to be the spine of the DCU should have a lot more inherent strength and stability. Read Full Review
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