The Psychotic Perspective: The Ravagers #5
The first issue of Ravagers started out stronger than I would have ever guessed a series spinning out from “The Culling” ever could be. Despite a strong start though, Ravagers has slowly devolved into a series of somewhat interesting heroes fighting a series of uninteresting and inconsequential foes. Since issue two, I've been longing for the series to establish some sort of purpose for the team, yet so far, they have failed to do so. Does Ravagers finally get to the point in this issue, or do we once again witness a series of mundane fights?
In this issue, The Ravagers check out their new base of operation, Fairchild does battle with Superboy to relieve some stress, and Thunder has an unexpected meltdown.
The gods of mediocre comics have looked down on me in love and granted my request. It appears that The Ravagers finally have a reason to exist. By the end of this issue,
A New Team Member?
As promised, the fight between Fairchild and Superboy was satisfying. I feared it would be stupid and unnecessary, but in reality, it was more of a sparring match than anything else. Still, it was fun to see these two titans in previously separate universes go head to head.
Someone Always Sounds Stupid
The dialogue always seems a bit off in this series. Usually, Thunder has been the culprit, but this time, I had no problem with him. On the other hand, Ridge ended this issue with a rather cringe worthy panel.
I am still skeptical of the series, but this issue has restored a little hope. Perhaps this direction is just what the series needed, and with a little luck, The Ravagers should improve from this point forward.