AN ALL-OUT WAR ON ANTI-LIFE!
The Justice Squadron and Darkseid’s forces go head-to-head in the last stand for Earth’s safety!
The Squadron has brand-new mechs with Nth metal frames, but will it be enough to stop the wrath of Darkseid’s best generals?
And will Batman be able to stop Superman before he takes his revenge on the tyrant who destroyed Krypton?
An intergalactic war 80 years in the making ends here!
Geek DadOverall, Porter has created an appealing alternate universe with shades of Pacific Rim and Japanese series like Gundam. The main thing holding it back is that it’s only six issues, and as such can’t really fully explore many of its concepts. I feel like of all the characters, only Superman got much development—the issue he spent in Smallville under very different circumstances hinted that Porter is going to do amazing work with the Super-family in the future. The ending delivers some explosive moments, as we as setting up Luthor for a much bigger role in this universe in the future. The question is… where is that future going to be? Like DC vs. Vampires, this series is wrapping up without any immediate future plans. However, with the multiverse expanding and pulling in just about every world, the future definitely looks bright for this world of robots and aliens.
Batman-NewsThe series is not deep or complex, but sometimes that’s okay. It is so confident in it’s brevity and simplicity that all you need to do is sit back and enjoy it. It is an inoffensive read with fun and imaginative panels. I think readers looking for darker and challenging material may not like Kenny Porter’s light touch with this. It ranks closer to episodes of Megas XLR than something along the lines of Gundam. However, for readers into Shonen anime and manga, this may still scratch a pleasant itch. They certainly left enough room to revisit one day if the response is good enough.
Superman HomepageThis final issue of "DC: Mech" ends on a strong note. However, the story wraps up quickly and pacing could have been slowed for more reader impact. Overall, I give the series a 3 out 5 rating. It is a fun story with many nods to the DC mythos.
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ComicBook.comThe art this issue improves a bit, but at the end, this whole series and this issue in particular was just a bit of harmless and at time mindless fun – the absolute definition of mid.