Final Crisis #2

    Final Crisis » Final Crisis #2 - Ticket to Blüdhaven released by DC Comics on August 2008.

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    Meet Japan's number one pop culture heroes, the Super Young Team and their languid leader, Most Excellent Superbat! Join legendary wrestler Sonny Sumo and super escape artist Mister Miracle as they team to face the offspring of the Anti-Life Equation! See Earth's superheroes mourn one of their oldest allies! Witness costumed criminals sinking to new depths of cowardice and depravity as Libra takes things too far! Uncover the doomsday secrets of the poisoned city of Blüdhaven! Learn the shocking identity of the prime suspect in the murder of a god! And read on if you dare as Batman becomes the first of Earth's champions to face the Fallen of Apokolips. All this and a spectacular return from the dead...

    Grant Morrison and J.G. Jones' multiverse-spanning epic continues with bombshell after bombshell in FINAL CRISIS #2 — "Ticket to Blüdhaven"!

    The Super Young Team in a club in japan discuss their status and disdain from a older generation of Japanese superheroes but their leader The Most Excellent Superbat notices the japan's popular fighter Sonny Sumo (a Omega Sanction survivor) enter the club.

    Sonny Sumo is challenged by a mecha named Megayakuza Sonny possibly kills Megayakuza then leaves to the restroom to recover. The Super Young Team sends Big Atomic Lantern Boy to get a autograph for them all but is turned away by Sonny. Shilo Norman then enters the restroom with the last remnant of the Fourth World the Motherboxxx that heals Sonny. Shilo (still having memories of the Fourth World) asks Sonny to help prepare for the threat of Darkseid, the two's conversation is heard by the Super Young Team.

    Nix Uotan prepares for work at a fast food restaurant with no memories of his life as a Monitor. Nix still maintains some understanding that he is part of some bigger destiny saying any word he can think of that will be his magic word to take him home while he draws Overman Overgirl and Captain Atom of Earth 4.

    Dan Turpin is seen in Mad Hatter's hideout beating him information out of him on the kidnapped children's whereabouts he shudders at the fact that he seems o be enjoying the beating. Mad Hatter reveals to Turpin that the he just did designs for the Secret Society and that the children were taken to Bludhaven.

    On Mars the superheroes of Earth hold a funeral for martian Manhunter with Superman giving the eulogy praying for a resurrection. Inside the Secret Society headquarters Libra asks who still questions his promise of the Hearts desires for those dedicated to him, Clayface seems next in line after Human Flame to get a reward for a show of dedication. Lex Luthor still skeptical plans with Dr. Sivana and Vandal Savage a takeover of the Society. As the other Secret Society members leave Libra takes Human Flame get what he owes him.

    In the Justice League headquarters JLA members Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman, and the Wally West Flash examine the body of Orion but are interrupted by Hal Jordan and his superior officer Alpha Lantern Kraken who is unimpressed by the JLA. Batman informs her of his theory of a bullet wound in Orion's head but Kraken rebuffs Batman's theories and orders Hal to take time off duity.

    John Stewart is investigating the murder scene of Orion and is joined by an alien Green Lantern Opto wanting to know of his investigation process. John then discovers a Radon bullet but is attacked and severely injured by Opto who is under Darkseid's orders. Hal is awakened in his bedroom by Alpha Lanterns who place Hal under arrest for the murder of Orion and attempted murder of John Stewart. Back at the JLA Headquarters Batman tells Superman that he doesn't believe Hal murdered Orion, Superman says that he will be back in a few hours while he maintains his secret identity leaving Batman alone. Batman then goes to Orion's body and sees Kraken there, she explains that Orion's New God body is returning to The Source and that soon there will be nothing left. Kraken states her rationale for suspecting Hal based on his past as Parallax but then screams that she is being mind controlled, Batman attempts to subdue Kraken but is himself attacked by Kraken revealing herself as Granny Goodness she than captures Batman via Boom Tube.

    Dan Turpin now in Bludhaven makes way around the rubble and is found by Reverend Good (who is in fact Glorious Godfrey of Apokolips) leads Turpin to Gene Command Station D where Darkseid's followers are preparing for their invasion of Earth Godfrey even hints that Darkseid is in Turpin's mind. Dan Turpin sees Kamandi and the other children who have been exposed to Anti-Life it is clear at this point that Dan has no memory of first seeing the children in the Dark Side Club. Dan sees Simiyan, Mokkari and Kraken operating on a humanoid lion body in the back of the room Batman is attached to a device that secrues a helmet and needles over Batman's head while he screams to warn the Justice League.

    At the Daily Planet Superman in his Clark Kent identity feels something strange in the air. Jimmy Olsen is asked to run a disk downstairs but Superman knows that Jimmy Olsen is across the street, "Jimmy" is in fact Clayface in disguise and left a bomb that detonates and explodes the Daily Planet. Superman survives but sees Lois' arm not moving.

    Jay Garrick and Wally West make their way to the Secret Society hideout to investigate and look for a connection between Orion and Martian Manhunter's murders. The two find the Crime Bible and Metron's Mobius Chair, as Jay touches it the Chair sparks and the two see Barry Allen running from The Black Racer with the Radion bullet near.



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    Looking forward to next issue!!! 0

    While still being a newbie to DC Universe, I found that it was a little hard to keep up with everything that was going on in the story. Perhaps if I was not a DC newbie I would be able to follow every detail in the story.  As Inferiorego said before me "Still setting up the big story of the year". What liked most about this issue is in spite of everything that is happening in the story from the Monitors, Libra's Villian Society, Darkside Club, death of the orion, and death of Jonn Martian Manhun...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

    Occasionaly epic, rarely understandable. 0

      The only credit I cvan give this book right now is the occasional epic moment, like when *spoiler* Manhunter died in the first issue, or when Batman is grabbed by the evil Lantern lady and immediately calls the rest of the Justice League with a sense of panic and urgency Batman rarely stoops to.  However, I still have no idea what is going on except for a few things here and there.  I'm not an adament DC reader but just look at the list of the characters.  There's about twenty plots going in t...

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