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Countdown Presents: Lord Havok and the Extremists

2.68 of 5 stars 2.68  ·  rating details  ·  19 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Spinning out of COUNTDOWN TO FINAL CRISIS, this title collects the complete miseries by Frank Tieri and Liam Sharp. Discover why Lord Havok and his deadly team are so important to the future of the DCU — and how the fate of the multiverse lies in their hands.
Paperback, 144 pages
Published September 2nd 2008 by DC Comics
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mark monday
so here in the second- or third-to-most-recent reset of the DC Universe (ugh, Countdown), we get a new(-ish) origin of Lord Havok and the Extremists. debuting between the pages of the jokey Justice League International of the 90s, this super-powered group of terrorists were modeled, in typical I suppose "humorous" JLI style, after various Marvel Universe super villains. originally I found them to be quite tedious - but then I found the jokiness of Justice League International to be tedious as we ...more
I wonder how carefully Marvel's legal offices read this series. I also wonder what inspired DC to release something that's not even parody, just a very, very lightly adapted version of Marvel's Civil War. That aside, there are indeed some interesting storytelling moments, but not enough to make me like the book as a whole.
Some spoilers!
It seemed to be a very boring series in the beginning, but one scene captured my attention: when Lord Havok kills the czar and his wife, he hesitates briefly to kill their child. It really raised my curiosity that made me keep reading. A great twist and revelation at the end of the book.
John Yelverton
An utter and complete waste of time. This book should not be read, and it's down right deceiving as it was nothing to do with the "Infinite Crisis" book.
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