Thursday, November 20, 2014

E22: The Multiversity: Pax Americana #1 Reviews [Devil Comics Entertainment]

Grant Morrison gives a Watchmen feel to his latest Multiversity issue Pax Americana. The first and last panel begins and ends with the infinity symbol. The issue begins as the President is assassinated by his own bodyguard Chris Smith the Peacemaker. The end of the issue sees a young President kill his own father who was the superhero Yellowjacket. The death of his father pushes him to build a superhero team led by Captain Atom to redeem himself for killing father. We also find out Captain Atom is missing for a year through an artificial black hole and Super-Hero has become a dirty word. The Question tries to find out who killed Nora O’Rourke who cracked Algorithm B the pattern that explains everything as well as trying to find the answer of why Yellowjacket disappear. The idea of superheroes failed a long time ago on Earth-4 which makes them succumb to the events in the Multiversity. This issue is very dense and a different type of storytelling as the climax is at both the beginning and end of the story.