Comic Review: Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths #6 (DC Comics)

The Multiverse and all of existence rest on the shoulders of earth’s remaining heroes as they war against Pariah and his dark army. The resurrected Justice League must find a […]

The Multiverse and all of existence rest on the shoulders of earth’s remaining heroes as they war against Pariah and his dark army.

The resurrected Justice League must find a way to return to Earth Zero to turn the tide, but can they survive the trip? And who rises from the darkness to turn the tide of the war?

Unlike issue five which was a fantastic issue, I feel like issue six is paced oddly due to how much heavy lifting had to be done in the first four issues in order to contextualize everything in the present. It’s weird to state that even though stuff has happened throughout the series, things didn’t really kick off until issue five, where it started to actually feel like a “Crisis” level book. While I do enjoy Williamson doing his best to put generations of heroes into the forefront, putting them on display as they war against Pariah and Deathstroke’s army of darkness, I was left with many questions. Who was Pariah communicating with if it isn’t the Great Darkness? Where does the Great Darkness come from and how was Pariah able to channel that power?

And why is Deathstroke more worthy of such power compared to other villains that might’ve been more suitable such as Eclipso, who would’ve been more of an interesting choice as an avatar of darkness. I appreciate Williamson providing some solutions as to how some heroes return by means of vibrational frequencies and connective constructs that channel as a tether, but there are still a couple of plot points that I couldn’t help but scratch my head about that surely readers will be questioning with either wonder or frustration. That said, it’s still an entertaining book with nice moments where some characters get a chance to shine, while some get eviscerated in the process.

Daniel Sampere does an excellent job illustrating this book, with Rafa Sandoval providing layouts as Sampere applies the finished line work. While Sampere provides all of the cinematic action, panel work, and art, Alejandro Sanchez enhances it further with his colorwork while Troy Peteri ties the entire book together with his well-placed lettering. Despite some of my critiques on the book, it’s still an entertaining read that continues to focus on DC’s roster of legacy characters new and old, which I hope continues to be the focus going forward for the company going forward. It’s worth checking out and adding to your pull list for new comic book day.

Anthony Andujar Jr.

About Anthony Andujar Jr.

Anthony Andujar Jr. is an NYC cartoonist and lover of comics and music. So much so that it led him to writing comic book reviews in between it all.