Written by Mark Millar
Art by Rafael Albuquerque
Colors by Marcelo Maiolo
Letters by Pete Doherty
The Rundown: The world’s smartest man, Edison Crane, is reeling over the fact that not only has he been outsmarted and outmaneuvered by someone he had grown to trust, but the mastermind behind everything has a personal grudge against him from their time as children.
More revelations are made as Dashwood tells Edison who his partner really is and what they have been manipulating him into securing for them. Dashwood opens communications with the other dimension poised to invade Earth and lets them know that they will be opening the portals to allow the invasion fleet to enter. As Dashwood revels in his personal and professional triumph, Edison moves to the side and lets events play out in a sequence that stuns everyone involved while simultaneously taking care of the pesky problem with the rogue meteor Edison has been working on.
The Story: Trying to find the most apt synonym for perfect has proven to be difficult. Mark Millar delivers a perfectly executed conclusion to this story. It has all the hallmarks of a finely made spy thriller filled with twists and turns that will make fans of this series and the character cheer. The plot, dialogue and tone of this issue are perfect and the ending was sublimely satisfying.
The Art: Rafael Albuquerque delivers art that perfectly complements the tone and style of this story. Everything from the character expressions to the action is amazing. Can’t wait to see where this series goes next.