Shadow War Omega #1
Written by Joshua Williamson
Art by Steven Segovia, Mike Henderson, Howard Porter
Colors by Hi-Fi
Letters by Troy Peteri
The Rundown: Batman and his team face off against Geo-Force.
The history of Brion Markov and the fall of his country is explored. In the present, Geo-Force confronts Batman and a disparate group of enemies in Nepal. Soon, a high intensity escape attempt leads to bloodshed and a final showdown between Geo-Force and the Al-Ghul family. In the end, justice is issued, and an old enemy reappears.
The Story: The interesting and well-crafted narrative serves as a bridge between the end of the Shadow Wars and the beginning of the Dark Crisis. I enjoyed the action-packed imagery and dialogue given. However, I was most impressed by the relationship world building between Batman, Talia, and Damian. Their family dynamic is fascinating to watch, especially as Damian grows in maturity. I was pleasantly surprised by the outcome of their arc, and I can’t wait to see more of their activities. Finally, the dynamic epilogue is both jaw-dropping and filled with promise. It will make readers look forward to the next upcoming crossover event.
The Art: This well-crafted issue is filled with intense action scenes. The focus on detailed imagery is eye-catching and transformative. I was especially struck by the care taken in the final pages to elicit a deep emotional response.