The Terrifics #2
Written by: Jeff Lemire
Art by: Ivan Reis, Jose Luis, Vicente Cifuentes, Jordi Tarragona, and Marcelo Maiolo
Published by: DC Comics

Reviewed by: Ryan McLelland

I’m still convinced that there is a great story to be told with the team known as The Terrifics, but that I’m not yet quite sold on this new title. I thought the second issue was a bit more solid than the first, but I’m still banking that the best is yet to come.

Last issue saw Mr. Terrific, Metamorpho, and Plastic Man get stuck in some weird other dark multiverse dimension place where they meet a cute gal named Linnya (yeah…she needs a codename). The end of the issue saw Tom Strong pop up and a hologram message that told the group, “If you are seeing this recording, it means I am probably already dead. That means it is up to you to save the universe.” SO COOL to see Tom Strong pop up. But he’s already dead? Bummer.  Would have been great to him Strong on the team.

We have a quick origin story for Linnya and then the group finds themselves in a weird but fun battle. The group seems to work well together so at least they have that going for them. Can they defeat the baddies and get back to Earth? The answer to that is…that may be the easy part. The hard part is what comes next.

I enjoy this team-up of Plastic Man and Metamorpho. I’m still not a big fan of Mr. Terrific at all and find his character rather cheesy. Tagalong new friend Linnya seems okay but besides having some cool powers she seems sort of waifish thus far. I’m sure there’s a lot more to her but, again, I’m thinking I’ll like her more as more is revealed about her and The Terrifics’ new dynamic.

Ultimately The Terrifics is slightly above average. I really know there’s great things to come from Jeff Lemire so I’m happy to stick with the title based on his name alone. Having Plastic Man in the group is easily the other selling point for me. So here’s hoping that issue #3 brings this team some great challenges and a bit more excitement for yours truly.

RANK: B-

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