Forever Evil #6

Event\Storyline: Forever Evil Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: David Finch, Richard Friend Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 5, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 29 User Reviews: 27
8.0Critic Rating
9.1User Rating

The final fate of Nightwing! The most unlikely of allies have set the Crime Syndicate in their sights - and they're playing for keeps while the life of a hero hangs in the balance! Plus, the identity of the mysterious man in the hood is finally revealed!

  • 10
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Mar 7, 2014

    This the best DC crossover series since the new 52 was launched. This is the penultimate issue, but I've already told my local comic book store that I want a copy of the hardcover when it comes out. You will, too. Must own reading. Highest possible recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Booked - Jeff Hill Mar 7, 2014

    So I'm pretty sure absolutely no one saw that coming. I don't really have an analysis, to be completely honest. It was that shocking. That good. Well done, Mr. Johns and Mr. Finch. This is the best issue of the Forever Evil saga so far. I can only imagine what you guys have in store for us with the last issue and beyond. This is how you do a comic. This is how you do an event. And this, ladies and gentlemen, is by far my pick of the week. Possibly even month. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Refueled - vashmcdash Mar 5, 2014

    Well folks, we are finally reaching the home stretch for this crazy story arc and Johns is showing us he is planning on ending this on an extreme high note. Forever Evil has had its up and downs for me but I think this issue only has made it all worth it for me. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Nerds Unchained - David Staniusz Mar 7, 2014

    This issue is the pinnacle of the potential of event comics, and despite the slow release schedule (compared to Marvel's events), it is well worth the wait. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Mar 5, 2014

    I couldn't put this one down. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Mar 5, 2014

    Wow just wow.  There is something so gratifying about reading this event.  Every issue just punches you in the gut, and you love it, and ask for more.  This issue especially just keeps throwing curves at you, and just when you think you figured something out, BAM another curve, so much fun.  The writing and art have been continuously amazing so there's no real reason to talk about it, just go out and get yourself a copy of Forever Evil #6 and get lost in this heart pounding world that's been turned upside down.  Do it! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Mar 5, 2014

    One more issue to go and a lot of unanswered questions, but the possibilities of those answers are so intriguing, its a blessing rather than a curse. Forever Evil may seem like its taken a long road to get to this point, but one thing is certainly clear: Lex Luthor has had a plan from the start. I may have a new favorite super-hero come April. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Mar 5, 2014

    Forever Evil #6 leaves readers wanting more, and that's both its greatest strength and one real weakness. It's a fantastically entertaining comic that capitalizes on Johns' flair for writing villains and all the build-up that has taken place so far. But it's depressing to think that this gathering of villains only has one more issue left before evil recedes again. I wanted more interaction among Luthor's group and between that group and the Crime Syndicate. The emergence of Forever Evil's final threat runs the risk of distracting from what has made this event work so well in the first place. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Jordan Richards Mar 5, 2014

    Forever Evil #6 was a step up in the right direction for this event as it nears its conclusion. It picks up the pacing, the situations are getting more intense and exciting, things are actually happening and wrapping up, character moments are strong as usual, and it ends on a pretty decent cliffhanger to lead us into the finale. If you are still hanging in there, you'll certainly enjoy this issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Pop Cultist - Josh Elliott Mar 5, 2014

    It's the second-last issue of Forever Evil, and that means it's payoff time. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Following The Nerd - Sarah Barclay Mar 7, 2014

    We're about to have TWO Lex Luthors running around our planet, which I imagine can't be good, since we can barely contain one! And alas, poor Dick Grayson, we barely knew thee"or did we? Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Entertainment Fuse - Elvis Dutan Mar 10, 2014

    It's been a long time coming, and there has been considerable blow back from fans about the pacing of the event. The main mini series has taken 5 issues to get up to this point and while worth it, it has taken it's toll. All that's left is for Johns to weave together a suitably bombastic finale " his specialty for events. As the final issue begin to pour out, none will be as anticipated as Forever Evil #7, which could make or break Geoff Johns' villain magnum opus. A small misstep for some, as with Alexander Luthor, could endanger the kind words for this story. On a solo note, a personal favorite aspect of this issue was a brief cameo of the Legion of Doom's HQ from the old Superfriends show, with the Injustice League inside it. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Dodge Mar 7, 2014

    "Forever Evil" #6 features big reveals as the event heads towards the grand finale. Geoff Johns displays his considerable talent with economical and equal opportunity writing. Everyone gets their moment to shine, and Johns only needs a few lines to establish their basic character traits. David Finch produces art worthy of a universe altering event, and the issue greatly plays into his strengths for all things darker and grittier. The issue finally provides answers to longstanding questions in a way that actually feels natural and not shoehorned in, while still leaving plenty for the big finale next month. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Ben Simms Mar 7, 2014

    As Forever Evil begins to head toward a (hopefully) climatic crescendo, the action is continually building up. If you have been stepping your toes into other pockets of the DC universe, it has become evident many people, and things are coming out of the clockwork to take on the ultimate threat. What will the outcome be, and how will society return to normal? If it is as thrilling and emotional as this issue, i can not wait to see what Geoff Johns has in mind! Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Mar 6, 2014

    As always, a strong script by Geoff Johns and dark, powerful artwork by David Finch and Richard Friend. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Mar 5, 2014

    As always, David Finch’s art is excellent. Like Jim Lee or Doug Mahnke, Finch is a main event artist. When your book needs to be huge, when it’s got to be smash mouth, thick lines and heavy inks, you call Finch. Everything is executed with razor precision and laid out with an eye towards cinematic action. Finch is like Hitchcock – he’s so good that, even in the factory-like nature of these tent-pole books, his personality and mastery of the craft shines through. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Kevin Finnigan Mar 7, 2014

    Lex Luthor and Captain Cold steal the show away from the Crime Syndicate in a great issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Michael Moccio Mar 5, 2014

    Otherwise, it seems the Batman family just can't catch a break. The New 52 marked DC's attempt to do something new, but between the death of Damian Wayne and the uncertain fate of Dick Grayson, it seems the creative teams are more interested in tearing Batman back down to his roots than building towards a future, which is anything but new. Besides the fact that Geoff Johns and the rest of DC continually tug at our hearstrings with the relationship Batman has with his partners, the creative team of Forever Evil hit it out of the park by complementing each other's strengths. This success sets them up with a perfect opportunity to bring the arc to an explosive and exciting end. Let's see what they can do with it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Erik Gonzalez Mar 5, 2014

    This has been one of my favorite major story events in DC in a while. Do yourself a favor and indulge in this devilishly good story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Mar 8, 2014

    I've already expressed my opinions on Finch's art in previous reviews of this series. Not much different here as his characters and backgrounds are really lacking a clean and distinct line. Finch can definitely draw some great action scenes, but that action looks muddied and rough. This series hasn't been the prettiest to look at, but because of Johns' writing I've still been thoroughly entertained. I'm looking forward to this series concluding next month as Johns has still left one big question still left unanswered. I can't wait to see just who's on the other side of the red skies that has chased the Crime Syndicate to the DC proper earth, and see what Johns has in store for the DC Universe post Forever Evil. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Mar 5, 2014

    There's no denying that this series is changing the face of the New 52 Universe. We know Lex has a big future ahead of him, at least for a little bit, and the Bat Universe will feel some affects as well. Geoff Johns cranks up the action and you can feel it all bubbling towards the final issue as David Finch draws fight scene after fight scene. There's still no telling what will happen next but it's a safe bet you're not going to want to miss it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Mar 6, 2014

    Overall, certainly not one of Geoff Johns' better issues, not by a long shot. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Mar 5, 2014

    Forever Evil #6 is the strongest issue of DC Comics latest event that Geoff Johns and David Finch have put together. There are a lot of great character moments, with the standouts being Batman, Lex Luthor and Captain Cold. These character moments where nicely balanced out with some strong action sequences that Finch did a great job illustrating. But as much fun as these parts of the issue are, the lack of development from the Crime Syndicate and addition of Alexander Luthor as another villain to the story is highly disappointing. The overabundance of villains in Forever Evil while there is only one hero, Batman, involved in the story makes the impact Alexanders appearance not as important as it should be. With only one issue left in Forever Evil Johns has a lot of work ahead of him to make this a story that can go from average to excellent. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Mar 8, 2014

    So Forever Evil is an entertaining comic to read, I just wish some of these moments had a little more depth and emotional resonance. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Mar 7, 2014

    Once again, an outrageous cliffhanger saves the issue from utter mediocrity. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Infinite Comix - Chase Magnett Mar 6, 2014

    Forever Evil #6 is a comic that may not know what it is supposed to be. Given the context of creator interviews and marketing, it ought to be read seriously and its events should be shrouded with importance. Yet in actually reading it, an air of camp is revealed. The silliness of concepts like the Murder Machine and Johnny Quick's loss of a limb directly conflict with the dark tone of the art and story. This cognitive dissonance doesn't make for a confusing read, but an enjoyable one. If not for Finch's poor output, it might have been an accidentally good comic. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Major Spoilers - Jason Inman Mar 6, 2014

    Characters and true emotion will always be the backbone of every strong story. DC shows this in some of its other books: Action Comics, Green Arrow, and Swamp Thing. Forever Evil #6 was a big explosion, gratuitous violence wrapped all in a big fan service bow. If you like your big event stories to have the same tropes of the previous event, then you will love Forever Evil. If not, you might want to read some other comics. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    DC Collectors - Wayland Smith Mar 9, 2014

    This was just kind of a mess, and I'm not so much looking forward to next issue as glad it's about over. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Mar 7, 2014

    It's been dragging out for quite some time, but so far, there's a villainous crew taking over the Earth, an eclipse and the Justice League are missing. Most of that was established at the end of the "Trinity War" story, but six issues into "Forever Evil," there isn't much more depth on the tale. Read Full Review

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