Punchy wrote:Time Masters: Vanishing Point #1(of 6) - 'Passageway' - Jurgens & Rapmund
In the end, this comic is nothing really that special, it's not reinventing the wheel, but it is very enjoyable and well-told. It does what it says on the tin, it's an exploration of cool time-travel conceits, exciting mysteries, and all the odds and sods from DC you never expected to see, such as the last page appearance of Claw, a DC Conan rip-off. I know some reviewers here seem to have a problem with a superhero comic just being a superhero comic, but I see nothing wrong with that, Time Masters is an unassuming gem in DC's roster, I recommend it, and Booster Gold wholeheartedly.
I understand what you're saying. And I agree that superhero books can be just about cool moments, fun action, and a few surprises. They don't have to be deep or filled with crackling dialogue. But here's how I assess a book like this: It costs 3 bucks. It's part of a six-part series. The whole story, in other words, will cost 18 bucks to collect. It's connected to another miniseries, which is another six issues and priced even higher. So, is this money well spent? Or are there significantly better books out there for someone wanting to read an entertaining superhero story?
If this had been a one-part or two-part story, unconnected to some major event, I would have been more forgiving of this book. But 18 bucks for this story is too much money, in my opinion.