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Countdown to Final Crisis, Vol. 2 by Paul…
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Countdown to Final Crisis, Vol. 2

by Paul Dini

Other authors: Al Barrionuevo (Illustrator), Tony Bedard (Contributor), Adam Beechen (Contributor), Jim Calafiore (Illustrator), Manuel Garcia (Illustrator)15 more, Keith Giffen (Story Consultant), Justin Gray (Illustrator), Don Hillsman (Illustrator), Jay Leisten (Illustrator), David Lopez (Illustrator), Carlos Magno (Illustrator), Sean McKeever (Contributor), Mark McKenna (Illustrator), Mike Norton (Illustrator), Jimmy Palmiotti (Illustrator), Jimmy Palmiotti (Contributor), Jack Purcell (Illustrator), Rodney Ramos (Illustrator), Jesus Saiz (Illustrator), Art Thibert (Illustrator)

Series: Countdown to Final Crisis (2)

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Six seemingly unrelated stores all lead to the same shocking revelation -- the real Crisis has yet to begin! Karate Kid ventures to Oracle for answers, Jimmy Olsen attempts to join two exclusive clubs, and more!

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Forget anything nice I said about Volume One, because as soon as you have time to think about it, Countdown to Final Crisis is terrible. In this volume:
  • Jimmy Olsen learns that his powers only activate when he's in danger for the fourth or fifth time.
  • Mary Marvel acts like a spoiled brat; upon learning she's gone evil, Zatanna's reaction is to shrug her shoulders and do nothing about it.
  • All sorts of terrible and uninteresting and incomprehensible stuff happens revolving around whether or not Jason Todd is evil, whether or not the Monitors are evil, whether or not you can tell the Monitors apart, whether or not anyone cares abut Monarch (stop trying to make Monarch happen, DC), whether or not Donna Troy has a personality, whether or not anyone has ever cared about Lord Havok and the Extremists, and it's just painful and dull through and through.
  • Mary Marvel is duped by Klarion the Witch-Boy like a rank amateur. Grant Morrison reinvents a character for you, DC, and the only thing you can think to do with him is put him in Countdown!?
  • The story ties into The Battle for Blüdhaven, I can only assume because God hates us. (Jack Kirby's Buddy Blank of OMAC fame is living under Blüdhaven.)
  • Karate Kid is sick for some reason. 
  • Jimmy Olsen and a bug-woman fall in love with each other, seemingly just because she's hot. No one ever explains what she might see in him.
I'll admit I did kind of like Supergirl and Stargirl trying to get into Black Canary's bachelorette party.

At least we're halfway through!

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Paul Diniprimary authorall editionscalculated
Barrionuevo, AlIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bedard, TonyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Beechen, AdamContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Calafiore, JimIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Garcia, ManuelIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Giffen, KeithStory Consultantsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gray, JustinIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hillsman, DonIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Leisten, JayIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lopez, DavidIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Magno, CarlosIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
McKeever, SeanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
McKenna, MarkIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Norton, MikeIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Palmiotti, JimmyIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Palmiotti, JimmyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Purcell, JackIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ramos, RodneyIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Saiz, JesusIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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