Infinite Frontier # 6 concludes all-out war on Earth-Omega and portends the brewing of a Crisis event that opens the door to a new multiverse.
DC Comics’ latest multiversal event saw the Flash being tricked and mind-controlled by Psycho-Pirate to run on a huge cosmic conveyor belt in order to harness the energy of its master, Darkseid. As the story unfolds, all roads lead to Earth-Omega where the incarnate judge and other superheroes from different universes and timelines prepare for a final showdown. Directed by writer Joshua Williamson and artist Alejandro Germánico, Infinite border acts as a smooth restart of this event and seeks to restore the DC Multiverse to its former glory by recognizing and integrating its vast history and legacy. The latest issue in the series reveals a big secret and serves as the springboard for DC’s next big crisis event.
Infinite border # 6 opens with the righteousness of President Superman, Alan Scott, and several superheroes from all corners of the multiverse coming together. The team fights against hordes of multiversal villains assembled by Psycho-Pirate – under the command of Darkseid – who wants Black Lantern Roy Harper to attack his friends. Meanwhile, Thomas Wayne distracts Machinehead, allowing President Superman to help free Barry Allen. When the Flash is released, it prompts the evil god to intervene with his omega rays.
This isn’t Joshua Williamson’s first foray into writing an important event for DC Comics – having previously been the head of Flash series during the Renaissance era and currently chronicles Robin’s solo journey. Despite the open-ended action, Williamson shifts the narrative focus of the problem from character to character while keeping the events linear. The story has a lot of heart that resonates through the pages and in the actions of the heroes. A sight to see is the lettering by Tom Napolitano which adds another extra dimension to this interdimensional story, providing a striking aesthetic to the problem.
After providing additional pencils and inking in the intervening issues, artist Alejandro Germánico, also known as Xermánico, is back in the finale to provide illustrations for the book, which he does with creative fervor. Xermánico uses clean lines and expressive faces that emphasize the central characters. But where art really shines is the energy that emanates from the dynamic action and the expansive panels decorating the pages. Equally impressive is the work of colorist Romulo Fajardo Jr., who does a fantastic job of bringing the panels to life. Her use of different shades of vibrant color against a background of a gray, dead world helps bring out the various details and the epic scale of the art.
Infinite border # 6 is a spectacular journey from start to finish, with stunning visuals and a compelling resolution to the cosmic event that heralds a new beginning for the DC Comics universe. Even though Williamson keeps the tale fast paced until the very last page, he creates moments of introspection that give depth to his protagonists. Infinite border ends with an overview of the threats to come and an epilogue that re-names the fractured cosmos of the original multiverse.
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