Eclipso, the original spirit of vengeance, needs a new human
host. The Spectre, the current spirit of vengeance, has just
lost its human host and is vulnerable. When Eclipso seeks
a new body, it first tries to control the most powerful soul
on Earth - Superman. It takes the World's mightiest mortal,
Captain Marvel, to stop him... but not for long. Inhabiting
the body of a familiar, tortured soul, Eclipso sets its sights
on seducing the Spectre, and destroying Earth's practitioners
of magic. Seven
heroes stand in their way. All very different. All with different
goals at stake. And an eighth is found - who might be the
most powerful teenager in the universe. Is even the Shadowpact,
aided once more by Captain Marvel, enough to stop these angry
of Vengeance is another release in the Infinite Crisis
(or Countdown to Infinite Crisis) series. You'd think
that they'd make this series a little easier to follow - title-wise.
about stretching a thin plot to breaking point. In a nutshell,
the synopsis above really walks you through just about everything
that is explored in this collection. And boy is it long winded.
To be honest, if it wasn't for the fact I was paid to review
this release, I would probably have stopped before I got half
art in this collection is almost faultless. In fact, this
is the first time where I've actually thought that the cover
art was a lot poorer than the contents.
also an interesting inclusion at the end of this graphic novel.
At the Oblivion Bar walks readers through the appearances
of the major and minor mystics that crop up in the pages of
this collection - many of whom will only have been spotted
by eagle-eyed readers in the crowd scenes.
the art is great, and the actual writing is okay, it would
have been a lot more interesting if the writer hadn't stretched
a 20 page story across 200 pages.
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