And Then I Read: THE WRONG EARTH #5

Image © Ahoy Comics. Main story by Tom Peyer, Jamal Igle, Juan Castro and Rob Steen. Backup by Paul Constant, Gary Erskine, Andy Troy and Steen.

There’s something fun and funny about the juxtaposition of Earth Alpha and Earth Omega in this series, one being nostalgically silly, the other being over-the-top grim. Having their heroes switched makes it all the more interesting. Having their primary villains, both named Number One, switched as well has turned surprisingly dark this time as one of them finds life is not all it’s cracked up to be.

Imagine Frank Miller’s Dark Knight having to deal with the silly Batman villains of the 1960s TV show, or the Batman from that struggling to survive in a Frank Miller world. Strange and unexpected twists abound, and I like the fact that I don’t know where writer Tom Peyer is going next. Ever.

The backup Dragonfly story is not as surprising or entertaining, but it begins a longer arc, so we’ll see where it goes.


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