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Written by JEFF LEMIRE

Size: 32 pages
Price: 2.99

This is normally not the kind of book that would attract my interest. In fact, I skipped the first issue on release day only to pick up the book on a later visit to my shop. Much to my surprise, it was a fun and interesting look into the supernatural element of the Flashpoint world.

In issue #2, Jeff Lemire’s story follows Frankenstein and his team of eccentric creatures as they try and piece together the strange world around them. While this issue isn’t as strong as the first book, it still features some great sequences with these really cool supernatural characters. There are several interesting dynamics at work particularly a contract monster hunter hired by the government but with her own axe to grind. While the story progresses and even dives into the history of the characters, it’s lack of real relevance in the Flashpoint world is a little disappointing. Also this is another Flashpoint story that feels as though it won’t come close to answering all the questions or bringing everything to a satisfying conclusion.

Ibraim Roberson and Alex Massacci split the art duties on the issue and while both styles are quite different, they never distract from the story. I felt Roberson’s work was sharper and overall more pleasing. But while neither hurts the story, neither really elevates the story either. It’s not a bad looking book at all but it’s also not my favorite.

While this issue isn’t quite on par with the better first one, it’s still a fun and intriguing supernatural romp. It offers nothing to the greater Flashpoint story which is a surprise considering the first issue gave us our first hint of Superman. But on it’s own stand alone merits, it a quality book and I’m definitely onboard for the finale. I just hope it’s given a solid conclusion.

Story: 4 - Very Good
Art: 3 - Good

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