DC’s new weekly series Countdown began this week to interesting reactions.
Brian Cronin of Comics Should Be Good has his doubts.
So, in Countdown #51 (I’d really prefer to call it #1), we have Jason Todd chasing around “the Joker’s Daughter,” with such dialogue as “I may be from a neighboring Earth, but I have to maintain my bad girl cred, too.”So, Countdown JUST started…52 JUST ended…and ALREADY we have fifth-rate villains talking about the multiverse like it’s no different from being from a different city?
And then the Monitors show up!
Oh lord, do the Monitors show up.
Goodness, do the Monitors show up.
Why do the Monitors show up?
Blogger Diamondrock on the other hand really liked the issue, especially the Monitors.
The Monitors are DC’s new continuity cops. Nobody is going to just randomly reestablish themselves on another Earth. Nobody is going to be hopping around willy nilly. Because inter-dimensional has consequences. The Monitors — who clearly have power in spades — aren’t going to sit idly by while people screw with the Multiverse.You go where you don’t belong, you get capped. Or worse. And I for one am very pleased with that turn of events. Because these Monitors do more than simply monitor. They are border guards. They are the watchmen of the multiverse.
So what are your thoughts?