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To QUOTE Norman Schwarzkopf: 'The fun of fishing is catching 'em, not killing 'em'.
Now what do you think is more important? Superman and Batman getting their hands on 'Patient Zero' so they can find a cure for the Amazo Virus? Figuring out a reason why Lex Luthor wanted to create this virus in the first place? Or what about why Wonder Woman is wearing her shield like Captain
does in his book?
Yeah. It's the shield. Isn't it? Yet I'm afraid to say that particular topic of note isn't covered very much in this issue. What we get instead is a bit of talking, a bit of fighting, plus the revelation that one of the aforementioned heroes gets a face full of Amazo.
Despite this second part of 'The Amazo Virus' coming across very much like the third part of the Batman 'End Game' story-line -- click here to check out that review -- all in all I thought this was one hell of a nice read.
Please note. I did say, 'nice'. Not brilliant. Because without giving too much away I kind of knew where this tale was headed straight off the bat -- excuse the obvious pun.
But more on that point later, folks. For the time being I want to concentrate on the positives. Or as I like to call him, Jason Fabok, the amazing artist who saved this issue from slipping into stepping-stone-story heaven. I mean, just check out anything he draws and you can see what I mean. His background work has depth and detail. His character designs are expressive and full of energy. Plus the way he paces his panels are really kinetic, and flow in a nice way.
Also, another thing about this adventure I did enjoy following was the fact that some of the people in it aren't forgetting who devised the 'Amazo Virus' in the first place, and have no qualms about reminding Lex about this matter either.
Well, do you think there is any truth to what he said to his sister? I don't. And neither does she! And it does also nicely tie into his involvement with the League as well, doesn't it?
If you read this issue from start to finish you will notice that nothing is actually accomplished, except for one of the heroes coming down with the contagion.
Yeah. That's about it really. Nothing very much is actually resolved throughout this adventure. And that's the only thing I can find at fault with it as well.
Now if you want to know why I'm musically matching up this adventure to the Katie Melua song, 'Chase Me', please check out the following section.
When I was a kid I used to play a game at school called 'Kiss Chase'. Basically this game involved two groups -- one of boys, the other of girls -- where each party had to 'tag' the other to win... errr... whatever it was that we actually had to win.
So, having said all that, can you guess what I'm going to compare this comic to? No. Not syphilis, silly. This game. This back and forth game where kids had to chase each other for the sake of gender based survival. Huzzah!
At the very end of this adventure one of the heroes says something fairly provocative. So just for fun -- quite possibly -- can you guess what it is out of the following eight options?
- Aquaman -- 'I may smell of fish, but that's never stopped me from swimming up stream, darling. Hint-hint!'
- Shazam -- 'Who's playing Black Adam in the movie?'
- Lex Luthor -- 'Will you stop touching my crotch? I have a piece of metal in my suit positioned the wrong way'.
-- 'My head is not for lighting your cigarettes,
- Superman -- 'I'm not gay. I just don't like wearing my underwear on the outside anymore'.
- Batman -- 'I'm exposed'.
- Wonder Woman -- 'Stop staring at my chest'.
- Captain Cold -- 'Now who turned the dial on my cold-gun around to defrost?'