Multiversity: Teen Justice #5
Scheduled to arrive in stores: October 4, 2022
Cover date: December 2022
“Will to Survive” – Part Five: “Finishing Touches”
Writer: Ivan Cohen and Danny Lore
Artist: Luciano Vecchio
Cover: Robbi Rodriguez
Variant Covers: Lee Bermejo, Stephanie Hans
Reviewed by: Marc Lax
At the Church of Blood Gigi discovers the Green Lanterns. They chase her to suck up her energy when Gigi literally runs into Aquagirl along with most of the members of Teen Justice. Meanwhile in Keystone City at the Quick Museum Kid Quick and Raven reminisce about past speedsters. Kid Quick decides it’s time to embrace her Legacy. The team fight the Lanterns. Everyone from the Church of Blood were given wristbands so the Lanterns could take their energy. The goal is to get those wristbands. The team continues fighting the Lanterns when Kid Quick shows up in a shiny new costume. She takes the wristbands at super speed. Troy and Raven reunite and share a passionate kiss. Sinestra tells the team the wristbands didn’t matter, Kilowog’s machine already made the connection they needed. With the team losing the fight Raven sacrifices himself to try and save them.
Story – 4: From the beginning I’ve enjoyed this series. As I’ve said it’s light on Superwoman and Supergirl but it’s still a fun series. Sinestra and her Lanterns remain formidable foes and I love the gender switch (female Kilowog!) and the Lanterns being evil while the Star Sapphires being the good guys.
Early on it seemed this series was going to be seen through Gigi’s eyes and while we didn’t see as much of her as I thought, she’s remained an important character. The team dynamic works so well here. They were more dysfunctional at the beginning of the series but they’ve really come together. Please DC continue this series in some form.
Art – 4: Vecchio’s art remains crisp. I’m sure I haven’t encountered his art before but I’ll be on the lookout for more of his work. Great visuals.
Cover Art – 3: A nice snapshot of the team. It’s nothing special but it does its job.
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