Wazzup, my fellow enthusiasts, Michael of ‘Heroes of Games & Comics’ here to further educate, enlighten, and entertain y’all with my insights, reviews, and reactions to other opinions & the evaluation of cinematic entertainment, graphic literature, and Dungeons & Dragons! Today I will be focusing upon the graphic novel series 'Forever Evil', written by Geoff Johns, art by David Finch.
After all these years of collecting and perusing my graphic literature my Favoured Trinity of comic book authors remain Alan Moore, Grant Morrison, and Neil Gaiman, however Geoff Johns is my fourth favourite and he produces wonderful works which continuously vie to rival these aforementioned greats in my heart of hearts. Geoff Johns' works have a thrilling and pretty clarity to them, they are like the DC animated movies and series, - not you, Teen Titans Go - proper decent to excellent entertainment utterly inspiring to follow. There are still more of Geoff Johns stories I still need to peruse, however like my experiences with Trinity War, Forever Evil, and Darkseid War I don't predict I'll be disappointed.
As illustrated artworks go I was slightly disappointed with Forever Evil, the artworks were decent yet not as good as Trinity War & Darkseid War, but nevertheless there were some impressive artworks through the graphic novel I bought and read, especially Alexander Luthor of Earth Three's supersuited self. Hardly a spoiler.
As for narrative style and choice of protagonists I was happy with Lex Luthor leading the story, he gave refreshed insight to what is important in the DC Universe. Every now and again the Crime Syndicate members demonstrate how soap opera-y their interactions and motivations are, such Superwoman's manipulations of Uberman, Owlman, and 'Mazahs', Atomica and Johnny Quick's obnoxious relationship, the solo toxic adventures of Power Ring, Grid, and Deathstorm. Reminiscent of the Super Seven of The Boys. Uberman & Homelander are quite similar.
Lex's teammates, while mostly villains, each impressively develop character growth, most iconically Lex Luthor & Black Manta. The Villain of the Month Tie-ins elaborate these too. I enjoyed Lex's story the most, especially how he bonded with his Bizarro Superman and how he snarkly justifies his rational actions to Batman, Lex proves he can do heroic things despite how obnoxiously rude he goes about it.
Forever Evil isn't without confusion and unanswered questions, such as, 'How Is Black Adam Alive?!', 'What Happened To Element Woman, John Constantine, And The Other Heroes Imprisoned Within The Firestorm Matrix When The Justice League Were Freed?!', and 'Wait, Lex Luthor's Son Becomes Darkseid, Lois Superwoman Lane Planned This, Wow!', albeit these 'paradoxical problems' challenge one to do further read and research hoping by giving the author the benefit of the doubt that no lose ends were neglected merely such answers aren't easily discovered in one graphic as there may be other single issue back issues containing such recondite solutions.
Just like how Trinity War flowed into Forever Evil and Darkseid War, Darkseid War sets up Doomsday Clock which I still want to write another essay about Doomsday Clock and how intricate it is, however, it seems I may easily write about Blackest Night before that desire happens, especially because the 12 issue length graphic novel of Doomsday Clock has not yet been released and not known when it may be released one full book or into two volumes, so here I await anticipating with bated breath.
Not much of a spoiler, although Lex Luthor was definitely the MVP of this story, just how John Constantine was the MVP of Trinity War and Diana of Themyscira for Darkseid War.
We at Heroes do stock lots of Geoff Johns stories, graphic novels and comic books alike - I could tell you the many titles but I'll merely say for this month graphic novels and manga are 10% discounted, so carpe diem and buy graphic novels for cheaper their usual price whilst these opportunities persist!
That's all, Folks!
Written by Michael P. Garzola
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