Steel #7

You want more black superhero characters? Give these guys movies. (And Steel a better one.)

Steel #7

DC Comics (August, 1994)

“Worlds Collide” chapter 12: “Worlds Collide”
(seriously, it’s the only name I see)
WRITER: Louise Simonson
PENCILERS; Chris Batista & Humberto Ramos
INKERS: Rich Faber & Stan Woch
COLORIST: Gina Going
LETTERER: Pat Brosseau
EDITOR: Frank Pittarese

(continued from Icon #16) Rift has succeeded in merging the DC and Milestone universes, or at least Metropolis and Dakota. As he decides to get payback on Alva and Hazard, the assembled heroes must distract him while Superman and Icon get the weapon out of their laboratory. Static’s friend Frieda is among the dead now and he’s out for payback but everyone (Static, Rocket, Hardware, Steel, & Superboy) successfully distract Rift long enough for their comrades to complete their mission before Rift destroys the lab. Now off to “deal with lesser heroes” (I’m betting Blood Syndicate since the story continues in their comic next chapter) the heroes lick their wounds and prepare for what may be their last hope to save both universes.

What they got right: I do like seeing the heroes working together with each other and the villains against a worst threat (Rift himself acknowledges himself as the greatest supervillain on Earth…well, Earths). Otherwise it’s just one big fight scene.

What they got wrong: Did I miss or forget something? Why can’t Rocket fly now? Was her belt damaged or low on power? Also, why did it take this long to get Steel’s armor rebuilt? I thought that would happen by the last time we saw him.

Recommendation: A good continuation of the crossover, with only three issues left to go. Still recommending this until we see how this ends.

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