Countdown to Final Crisis #5 (DC – Dinin / Beechen / Giffen / Starlin / Ramos)
The Countdown ticks down as storylines converge and collide — a Great Disaster is clearly proving to be unavoidable
What is better than an unprecedented solar eclipse that is no cause for alarm? Yup, you guessed it… Having two weeks in a row where Countdown doesn’t suck. There are so many factors that made these last two weeks worth reading. The storytelling conglomerate of Dini, Beechen and Giffen creates a fantastic end result. To be honest it creates what most of us have been hoping for all year with this book.
The first person point-of-view from this world’s Buddy Blank makes a fantastic narrative as he lays out his thoughts and observation as he struggles to save his grandson from the virus and the now self-destructive Earth. Some pretty decent milestones in this issue… Death of Una and the untold origin of Kamandi, the Last Boy on Earth. This issue also had pencils by legend Jim Starlin… one work, phenomenal! This issue of Countdown makes me want to buy into the DC Final Crisis marketing machine. The low point of this week was the origin of Mr. Freeze. This was approved by Hans Zarkov.
Issue Grade: A
Series Grade: C+