Review: Indestructible #4
For Greg Pincus, being a superhero has its advantages: Growing fame. The promise of fortune. And carnal attention from the opposite sex. ‘Course, if Greg had actual superpowers, he might be able to save the city. But, he doesn’t. Which makes it nearly impossible for Greg to save even himself.
Indestructible is back this week with issue #4. The story is written by Jeff Kline with pencils and inks by Christopher Johnson. Douglas Sirois and Zac Atkinson handles colors with Troy Peteri providing lettering. The last issue ended with quite the bang, so how does this one follow things up?
Greg has finally given in and decided he’ll live his life pretending to be the hero everyone thinks he is. He has no powers and he’s not even that strong by normal human standards, but he’s quickly found himself in a position where he can’t explain his previous acts of super powered heroism was a fluke. Now he’s on a date with Cathy at the Santa Monica Pier, but a group started their plan to rob an armored truck by blowing half the pier up. Greg has to decide if he’ll spring into action with the other heroes when they arrive or if he’ll finally back down and admit he’s not a hero. His decision will have some serious consequences no matter what he does, so which one is the ‘right’ decision? Will Greg start turning things around or will he dive even further past the point of no return?
Kline writes a fast-paced and explosive issue, pun intended. The first half is dedicated to some heroics that give us a better glimpse at our band of heroes and what sort of evil they’re really facing. Things keep spiraling out of control on all fronts, but you can’t help but keep watching. Things do feel like they’re starting to spin their wheels in some sense and some similar ground is being tread over and over again. Next month will see a new writer lending a hand, so that might be the shot of energy this series needs. Johnson’s art and Sirois and Atkinson’s colors combine to make some clean and crisp art that really pops off the page. There are a lot more action sequences on a much larger scale this month, so it’s nice to see that played out in this world Kline has created.
Bottom Line: Indestructible is still a fun and enjoyable series, but some of the themes and story elements are continually hit upon a little too hard to remind you how crazy the whole thing is. It seems this issue serves as a pivot, so I expect we’ll be back to brass tacks soon. 3/5
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