Thursday, July 3, 2014

Larfleeze #12

The adventures of Larfleeze come to a close as the Orange Lantern defeats the House of Tuath-Dan, saves the planet of robots (who are mostly dead at this point) which he sees as his property, and makes a surprising discovery about his connection to G'Nort.

Much like Captain Atom, albeit in an entirely different way, Larfleeze suffers the fate of not fitting into the gritty simplicity of much of the rest of the current New 52 landscape. And so, sadly, the wacky tales of space-fairing dogs with power rings comes to a close. In doing so however it does tease a new partnership between Larfleeze and G'Nort which I'd like to see DC pursue sometime down the line (maybe even throw in Dex-Starr for good measure?).

DC needs more, not less, comics with the irreverent charm of Larfleeze but apparently that's not in the cards. So I'll just thank Keith Giffen, J. M. DeMatteis, and Scot Kolins for getting me to not only buy but enjoy a comic about a character I cared very little about before this series and am now sorry to say goodbye to. Worth a look.

[DC, $2.99]

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