Monday, June 20, 2011

Flashpoint: Grodd of War

When I saw the list for the different spin-off titles for Flashpoint one that caught my eye was this one-shot centered around the character of Grodd, a devious genius with advanced telepathic abilities... who happens to be a gorilla. The idea of giving Grodd his own Flashpoint title seemed like a good one. The reality? Not so much.

Aside from the brutal beatdown and vicious murder of his own solider (alas, Congorilla we knew you well) there's almost nothing memorable about anything that takes place in these pages. The story centers around Grodd's vicious nature, his death wish, and total control of the African continent, but none of it leads anywhere. (Although he does still manage to pile up a body count without trying all that hard.)

This is a comic abot a telepathic talking gorilla. It should be fun. But when the only excitement you get is one gorilla ripping off another's head for no purpose other than to showcase what a bad ass he is, you know you're in trouble. Pass.

[DC, $2.99]

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