Sunday, 23 October 2016

Dark Knight III: The Master Race #6 Review (Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello)

The fight back against Quar and the Kandorians begins as the Kryptonite rain falls! 

The Master Race #6 is an ok issue for the Kandorians getting their arrogant butts handed to them alone, but there’s a few stupid storytelling choices made along the way that irritated me.

A couple of bits like Carrie saying “Balls nasty!” twice (please don’t make that her catchphrase!) and the Bat-camera conveniently placed are silly, but Bruce telling Clark not to go after Quar when he’s on the run was tactically ridiculous. 

Quar’s had them on the ropes this whole time, you can’t let someone that dangerous get away because of some ego-stroking bullshit, Bruce! It does lead to a sucker-punch ending though so I guess that’s why Frank Miller and Brian Azzarello let it play out like that. 

Carrie’s vague storyline is also turning out to be less than thrilling. I feel like she should be dead at least twice over by this point - after all she’s been going up against super-powered beings and she’s just an ordinary human! The backup feature with her and Lara wasn’t interesting either. Miller’s art on these shorts continues to be pretty rough. 

There are some fun moments in this issue and some less than stellar ones too but generally the story is unfolding quite well - Act 2 of The Master Race ends on quite the cliffhanger and I’m looking forward to seeing how things will be wrapped up in the final act.

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