Images © Boom Entertainment, Inc. and Mark Waid.
The Plutonian, Mark Waid’s super-powered hero turned villain, is back on Earth at last, and wasting no time making everyone on the planet, and especially in America, very fearful indeed, beginning with the the destruction of cities and countless people when he uses his heat vision to burn a giant Plutonian symbol into the very ground of the continent. Now, there’s a statement!
The few remaining heroes and government authorities are struggling to find an way to kill or control this mad character, and there are few options. The governments of several countries conspire to release SOMETHING from a long-hidden prison. Something that they suspect will be almost as deadly as Plutonian himself. When they do, Mark Waid has more surprises for us.
The art by Peter Krause, Diego and Eduardo Barreto, and Damian Couceiro is all well done, and the styles blend almost seamlessly to avoid any distraction from the horrifying yet fascinating events of the story. (This may be the last published work of Eduardo Barreto, recently deceased I’m sorry to say, a wonderful artist I enjoyed working with several times in the past.)
I believe there’s one more collection coming to finish this epic. Can’t wait. Recommended!