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Infinite Frontier #4

Scheduled to arrive in stores: August 10, 2021
Cover date: October 2021

"Infinite Betrayal"

Writer: Joshua Williams
Artists: Paul Pelletier, Jesus Merino, Tom Derenick, Xermanico
Cover: Mitch Gerards
Variant Cover: Bryan Hitch & Alex Sinclair

Reviewed by: Craig Boehmer
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Captain Carrot is discussing the current events with Machinehead while Calvin Ellis and Thomas Wayne are in Ellis’ White House. Ellis and Wayne look for his version of Luthor to find out what he knew about the Multiverse. They discover Luthor’s dead body, and Wayne learns that Luthor designed their shuttle. On Earth-0 Bones and Cameron are conversing at Bones’ base of operations. Bones reveals that they rescued Cameron from Captain Atom’s explosion. We also see that he is holding Green Lanter (Alan) and his son Obsidian captive. Cameron betrays Bones and they both enter the Multiverse.

Meanwhile Roy Harper is confronted by the JSA. The JSA shares how they came back and why were in the Multiverse Bleed. The team heads to Earth-Omega. Their ship crashes into Bones’ ship above Earth-Omega. Calvin Ellis and Thomas Wayne are back at the House of Heroes. They discover that Flash’s last message was from Earth-Omega. Calvin calls the Justice League Incarnate together to rescue Barry. Machinehead then betrays the League to keep the Multiverse separated. He then ushers in his own team of Injustice League to defeat the Justice League Incarnate.

4Story - 4: It felt like an exposition heavy issue. Characters did a lot of talking and plot description in this issue. However, I did find it was entertaining because of the return of old characters that we haven't seen for a long time. The final page reveal of the Injustice League has me really excited. Superdoom is back! The ultimate villain from Morrison's trippy New 52 Action Comics run returns! I couldn't be more excited, he is such a weird concept for a villain, but perfect for a crazy event like this.

5Art - 5: The art is fantastic. I loved Pelletier's art on his digital Superman series and seeing his work in this book is exciting. All the pencillers showcase vibrant and energetic art. The action sequences are frenetic in pace. The shirt rip by Thomas and Calvin is a great alternative to Clark and Bruce. I love the different logo designs for these characters. X-Tract has kind of a cool look in this issue, it looks very 90s inspired.

5Cover Art - 5: A great cover that reworks the familiar trope of Batman and Superman. Calvin and Thomas' differences from Earth-0 Superman and Batman elevate this cover. I found their designs to be great in this image. The bottom of page has a great close up of Darkseid's eyes. I am finding him to be a better villain when he is hinted at, similar to the Great Darkness Saga.

3Variant Cover Art - 3: This cover is fine, but I think the anatomy of his arms are a little wonky.

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