This issue is showing us that there is more to the Forever Evil arc than just the Crime Syndicate trying to take over the world. We saw mention of the Doom Patrol last month and find out more here. As we've been watching the New 52 Universe unfold, there has been a feeling that the DCU is a little on the small side. We've only seen characters and events as they play out in the comics. Hearing about groups such as Doom Patrol already having their start gives the DCU a bigger feel.
The main focus on this issue is Cyborg. We've seen Cyborg pretty much wiped out by the fact that his body was really under the control of Grid. It's no secret that Cyborg's body will get rebuilt and it's pretty cool to see this part of the story play out. The Crime Syndicate may be ruling right now but this might be where things start turning around. Maybe.
Ivan Reis provides the layouts with Joe Prado, Jesus Merino and Vicente Cifuentes doing the finishes. There are some cool scenes here and seeing the beginning of the next phase for Cyborg is very interesting.
It's great seeing more of the DCU but it's also kind of a weird feeling. Suddenly we're finding out about Doom Patrol already existing and previously we briefly saw the appearance of Patrick "Eel" O'Brian (with no immediate follow up). There's also another mention of other characters at the end.
Last issue was heavily based on Forever Evil but this feels less so. It's a little unbalanced.
There were some moments the art felt inconsistent due to having three different artists work on the finishes.
Forever Evil is still happening but Geoff Johns is busy fleshing out other areas of the New 52 DCU. We may be wondering what the Crime Syndicate is up to but we're also discovering there's more going on in the background. Fans of Cyborg will need to check this issue out. It's the dawn of a new beginning in the DCU. Make sure you don't miss a moment of it.