As a superhero event finale, Infinite Frontier #6 offers closure, but more importantly a promise for more. DC Comics has had a lot of flux in the last year, from Dark Nights Death Metal putting the entire Multiverse on the line, to Future State throwing everything we know out the window and offering a new take. In this final issue of the event, Josh Williamson and Xerminaco aim to add a little more order to things. Or maybe not!
As far as finales go, this issue ticks a lot of the boxes. You get the full-on superhero brawl, Darkseid being all evil and creepy, and a Flash at the center of it all. At the center of this issue is Obsidian and his ability to sway a character. It’s a key moment, and it’s a very human one, which grounds all the superpowers flying around and doomsday possibilities down to a heartfelt moment.
Along the way, President Superman and Batman all get key moments that play into the action as well. Williamson does enough with key characters to make the finale feel important for fans of these characters. Darkseid gets plenty of screen time, too, and fans should get hype for his evil intentions and the future of the character.
The real meat of the issue lives in the back third of the book as characters reflect on what happened and what comes next. There are adequate details involving the Justice League Incarnate — who are soon getting a five-issue series — along with a hint as to where Roy Harper goes from here. The epilogue in this issue is where it’s really at, though, as it sets up a huge story, character, and new direction for Flash. If you like to talk about comics with your friends you need to read this comic book based on this scene alone.
Art by Xermanico, with colors by Romulo Fajardo Jr., is strong. There are good fight scenes early on, big epic moments, and a double-page splash that should go in the file of best Multiverse images ever. Aside from a double-page splash of an explosion early on that doesn’t have much to it, there’s a lot to love here. The art has a level of detail we’ve come to expect from Big Two superhero events. There’s also an interesting style shift at the end to convey something entirely different that works splendidly. One layout used more than once has an interesting curved panel style that draws the eye in an interesting way.
Infinite Frontier #6 wraps up the event, but you’ll fall for the exciting setup of the future of the DC Universe. The vastness of this universe and its incredible potential is on full display here thanks to the incredible ideas at work by its creators. This is an issue that has nearly no fat on it, is tightly paced, and focused on the limitless potential of the DC Universe.
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