Mark is badly hit by the Scourge virus and the other heroes rally round. We also learn what happened to Monster Girl and Robot in the Flaxan dimension to create the animosity between them. A Flaxan invasion ensues. Revelations also come into the story.
Quite engaging stuff with lots more character development.
Allen is convinced that the remaining Viltrumites should be wiped out and takes drastic measures to achieve this. Mark's alliance with Dinosaurus makes him an outlaw and family member turns on family member. A lot of fighting ensues with tragic consequences.
This is an entertaining and exciting volume, well worth a read.
It was actually a dude who turns into a dinosaur, but I got it on sale. And it's all in the middle of a story and suddenly there are brothers and new teammates and stuff I have no idea about so why did I do this?
It was a good story, although a little more serious than I'm used to from this series. It also felt very comfortable this way, so I can only assume there was a slow shift somewhere. Or maybe it just got more serious for a while and that's okay, too.
I just really liked this because it was light - and I was hoping for something light after The Maxx. It didn't quite hit that sweet spot for me - although, y'know, I'm eyeing The Invisibles and Hellblazer, so where exactly did the light go? - and I'm really confused about some things.
It was, however, on sale. And I liked it well enough, just not enough for it to be a five star favorite. This was a little too convoluted, real life serious and that's not what was so charming about the beginning: yes, it was real life. In that superheroes had jobs. It didn't go into great detail about cheating and the angst that causes. It was light and goofy fun. I'm not sure this series is that anymore, but I also like that it's evolved. I'd probably like it a lot better if I filled in the in between type knowledge, though.
This volume deals with Mark coming to terms with the fact that he may have been manipulated by Cecil. This leads to a painful confrontation. There's also a separate story about how Cecil became who he is today. Mark's brother develops into a side-kick.
Lots of action and character development makes this an engaging read. Now for Volume 11.