Title: Forever Evil # 1
Series: Forever Evil
Writer: Geoff Johns
Illustrator: David Finch, Richard Friend
Source: Borrow from friend
Publisher: DC Comics, Nov 2013
Buy Links: DC/Amazon/ B&N
Blurb from DC Comics: The first universe-wide event of The New 52 begins as FOREVER EVIL launches! The Justice League is DEAD! And the villains shall INHERIT the Earth! An epic tale of the world’s greatest super-villains starts here!
Case File: Lex Luthor/ Cat Conversation/ Waiting Around Villains/ Nightwing
Rating: 4 out of 5
Dark versions of the Justice League superheroes (The Crime Syndicate) have come over to take over the DC world (because they destroyed their own world for rebelling against them). The plot of this book is break every villain out of their prisons and forced them to obey while killing anyone who stands in the way of the Crime Syndicate. That’s all that happens. Plus, amazing villains speeches from Ultraman (Dark Superman).
Ok, some plot was developed like Ultraman snorting kryptonite like cocaine and becoming stronger but also trying to keep it a secret from his comrades. As well as having a vampire reaction to the sun. Something is up with Ultraman. The Crime Syndicate looks like they could have a good chance in taking over the world because they did expose Nightwing and seem to know everything about him. They are powerful villains.
I just love that the DC villains don’t believe their superheroes are dead. The villains are just waiting around for the heroes to round them up and put them back in prison or the asylum. They disbelief in the dark superheroes’ ability to deal with their superheroes because they as villains, have repeatedly failed to defeat the Justice League or any superhero.
The comic is well space out because it starts out with Lex Luthor’s conversation about a cat and ends with the cat. It is a great insight into Luthor’s mind and why he is villain that you empathize with at times. He tries to do a good deed and it just backfires so that just shows him that good deeds are not worth it sometimes but it does stay with him, like could he have done more? It is a great moment of self-doubt because he doesn’t believe he can a be a hero; he screams out for Superman to deal with the Crime Syndicate. He wants someone else to the hero.
Art wise-It is decent. I like it. I don’t know much about art but it doesn’t bother me. It is really sharp art. What you see on the cover matches the inside. (Not always the case in comics).
In the end, it’s a decent start to a series.