Infinite Frontier #2 Review

by Carlos R. on July 13, 2021

Infinite Frontier #2 Cover Image
Written by: Joshua Williamson
Pencilled by: Paul Pelletier, Jesús Merino, Xermánico
Inked by: Norm Rapmund, Jesús Merino, Xermánico
Colored by: Romulo Fajardo Jr.
Lettered by: Tom Napolitano
Publisher: DC Comics

The mystery and shifting narratives of previous issues in this series has immensely helped to draw readers in. Unfortunately, the trend continues here and hinders each story’s momentum by closing at the height of tension.

Don’t get me wrong, this was a fun issue, and I was still excited for more by the last page. But I also felt this may be a series that reads better when it’s all collected. I enjoy Williamson’s approach to most characters, Alan and Roy have been the ones I most look forward to reading each chapter, especially after the reveal with Roy last issue. I’ve not had as much experience reading Cameron as I have others, but her approach to Superman and Batman is admirable and I’m invested in seeing where her path will take her.

Xermánico, Fajardo Jr, and Napolitano are joined by Paul Pelletier, Jesús Merino, and Norm Rapmund for this issue; the shift is minor, and the book keeps an even pace from last issue. The opening had me stalled a bit as the smiles on everyone’s faces were a bit unnerving and I thought a villain was about to appear, and though it was Superman it does play into the coming conflict between Cameron, Superman and Batman. The pages between President Superman and Thomas Wayne are the best in this issue; the shift in color when arriving on Earth-22 from the heavy reds and yellows of the House of Heroes is lovely and does well to lure the reader into a false sense of security and the framing of the character reveal is so imposing and wonderful.

This has proven to be quite the entertaining series, my only gripe is that not enough time is being dedicated to each narrative per issue and it’s starting to feel like a meld of film trailers that are truly exciting, but offer little in story progression.

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