Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Books/Comics

‘The Terrifics #9’ (review)

Written by Jeff Lemire
Illustrated by Viktor Bogdanovic
Published by DC Comics

 

“Hrnnn”

Who… is… Doctor… Dread!?!

We’ll if you enjoy comics as much as Jeff Lemire evidently does, then you probably already suspect by now.

But if not – have no fear! The man beneath the mask stands revealed this issue.

After unleashing an army of Dread-bots… sorry Dread Drones… to defeat his enemies, that is. And blowing up Gotham of course.

If that sounds cliché, don’t worry Lemire agrees with you – and he is not phased in the least.

On the contrary it’s quite clear by this issue that he’s counting on us to join him in all the fun. And with the first major story arc of his new premier super-team coming ‘round 3rd base, an arc that pays homage to not one but two all-time classic super family comics teams, it’s hard to miss that point.

This is exactly the sort of brilliance that Jeff Lemire has made a name for himself with, and it is gratifying to see it come together after all these issues. And even with Dale Eaglesham gone missing this month, at least we have the fantastic Jose Luis along for the ride.

The key pieces have all been in place since the beginning, all it has needed is some deft storytelling, and the added fanfare of Tom Strong and his amazing family, a string of out-of-this-world adventures, a few well-placed T-sphere’s, a little girl power, and hail, hail, the gang’s all here.

Ready to bring their adversary’s plans around his ears.

Too bad for them Doc Dread is no stranger to adaptation.

Join us next month for the confrontation that we’ve all been waiting for. And the noble sacrifice that was bound to happen…

It’s Terrific! It’s Strong! I’m not talking about coffee! …Really!

Next Issue: Sapphire Blues!

 

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

DISCLAIMER

Forces of Geek is protected from liability under the DMCA (Digital Millenium Copyright Act) and “Safe Harbor” provisions.

All posts are submitted by volunteer contributors who have agreed to our Code of Conduct.

FOG! will disable users who knowingly commit plagiarism, piracy, trademark or copyright infringement.

Please contact us for expeditious removal of copyrighted/trademarked content.

SOCIAL INFLUENCER POLICY

In many cases free copies of media and merchandise were provided in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. The opinions shared on Forces of Geek are those of the individual author.

You May Also Like

Books/Comics

Written by Ryan K. Lindsay Art by Sami Kivela Published by Mad Cave Studios   I had seen a lot of promos for this...

Animation

Edited by by Kevin Sandler and Tyler Solon Williams Published by University Press of Mississippi   Hanna and Barbera Conversations is a new book...

Comics

DC’s Gotham City Sirens Are Back in a Monthlong August Comic Book Adventure! The Gotham City Sirens are back! For the month of August,...

Books/Comics

Written and Illustrated by Drew Craig Published by Image Comics   Like many a geek these days, I’ve been bitten by the 1990s nostalgia...