Writer: Garth Ennis
Artists: Russ Braun, John Kalisz, Pat Brosseau
Outcasts in Space
Just when you think it can’t possibly be getting any weirder, Constantine himself decides to sleep with an alien in the ship. A married distorted octopus looking like she has coral coming out of her body alien. I guess one’s person nightmare is another person’s…lover? Anyway the gang are almost to their destination, The Sirius System. There they have to stop two sons from colliding with each other or boom, there goes existence. It’s up to Dogwelder to save the day.
With Great Power Comes Great Welding?
With the power from the previous dogwelders shooting into our Dogwelder he uses his power to weld the two unstable suns into one gigantic stable on. Good thinking my disturbed friend. Sixpack’s excitement and untouchable joy is soon interrupted by Dogwelders revelations. He’s not going to come back. He is going to weld himself with the son and put an end to the curse for good. Heartbroken the gang heads back to earth. Their grief only gets worse as the world cheers over the end of the crisis. They won’t even know who saved them.
Well shit. I’m a little emotional right now. The book ends with a drunken Sixpack party crashing the Justice League, yelling at them about how they won’t acknowledge Dogwelder’s victory, and instead take the win for themselves. The final scene was Sixpack on the floor defeated and stars above him shaped in the form of Dogwelder. Too many feels. Out of all the character Sixpack has just been one that crept into my heart and made a little cozy bar there. I just want him to be a freaking acknowledged hero. Come on Hal Jordon, you were a drunk at one point, can’t you give the guy a break! All emotions aside this was a pretty fantastic end to a really fun arc. Something that could easily be considered a ‘silly book’ had a lot of depth and heart in it. Garth Ennis could make you care about a maggot; he is such a great writer. I can’t wait for the next arc and to see where the gang will head to next!
High Holy: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ ✩
Ariel DuPey | NCR