Review: Indestructible #7
Barely escaping the Super Illustrated photo shoot with their body parts (and dignity) intact, Stoner and Barry run into some unexpected trouble as they prep for their People’s Choice Awards debut. Meanwhile, Art gets poked, June gets bounced, Cathy gets spurned, Nancy gets pissed, and the mysterious kidnapper, Tarr, gets deadly serious.
Greg is still trying to hide the fact he isn’t a superhero from everyone now that he has reached an even higher level of fame for faking it this month in Indestructible #7. The story is written by Ken Kristensen with pencils and inks from Giancarlo Caracuzzo. Steve Blackwell handles designs with Flavia Caracuzzo providing colors and Patrick Brosseau rounding things out with lettering. Indestructible has lost a little steam, but does part three of the new story arc get things back on track?
Greg found himself involved with a photo shoot for Super Illustrated’s ‘body’ issue. It was bad when he realized he had to strip down for the shoot, but it quickly turned worse when the photographer thought up a cool way to show off Greg’s powers. The idea was to have Jake Blaze shoot some flaming fireballs at Greg as he bounced on a trampoline to show just how indestructible he truly is. The only problem is Greg is very, very destructible. Thanks to some lousy quick thinking from Barry, Greg escapes relatively unscathed. With that in the rearview, it’s time to get ready for the People’s Choice Awards. Meanwhile the new villain calling himself Tarr has found an unwilling ally to help with his plan to attack the big ceremony. Greg has done a good job of faking it so far, but what happens when something as big as the People’s Choice Awards gets attacked? With the public eye on Greg in an even bigger way, can he fake his way through another battle?
Kristensen has come in and taken the series in a new direction. Things are a little sharper and the humor is a little edgier, but there is still a sense that the story is losing a little momentum. The things that made it fresh and unique feel a little too stretched out at times. Greg has been playing along with everything and lying by omission regarding his new superhero life, but he just gets deeper and deeper into similar situations. Kristensen’s introduction of Tarr seems like it could throw things for a much needed loop. Caracuzzo’s pencils and inks have changed up the book as well. Greg has gotten a little buffer and photogenic, which changes the dynamic in some places, but it works overall. Caracuzzo does a brilliant job of animating Kristensen’s humor and pulling off the visual gags. Flavia Caracuzzo’s colors keep things grounded but does have the needed flourishes to show this is still a world where superheroes are real.
Bottom Line: Indestructible has lost a little steam, but it looks like Kristensen and company are setting something big up when it comes People’s Choice Awards time. I’m not ready to give up on this series just yet, but it needs a little more kick. 2.5/5
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