A pretty enjoyable bit of action that benefits quite nicely from the idea that Kurt Busiek is a writer who takes to time to look at the bigger picture, and in turn the readers are rewarded with the answers to questions like where the JLA are during this fight to save the planet, and why are Dr. Polaris' allies going along with his rather insane master plan. Now I do find myself a bit concerned that there are members of the Power Company who are remain little more that background elements, as once again Skyrocket & Manhunter are front & center when it comes to providing the big victory, while characters like Bork, Sapphire & Striker Z continue to make only minor contributions. On the other hand though this issue does give Firestorm a moment in the spotlight, and I have to say that it is great to see a writer acknowledge the considerable power levels that Firestorm can unleash. The final solution that leads to Dr. Polaris defeat is also a rather clever move, that I must confess I didn't Read Full Review
The conclusion of the story recalls the sixth season finale of Buffy the Vampire Slayer where Xander reaches the good Willow tormented at the core of her corruption. The problem regarding the Power Company lies in the execution. Buffy established the history through six seasons of character interaction. This gives Buffy's finale meaning and heart-wrenching depth. Mr. Busiek creates an instant history that makes the ending seem contrived. Read Full Review
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