Ultimately, over the course of 4 comics, the new "team" faces off with a galactic baddy, blah blah blah, something blows up, and we have a new team! Winning.
Anyway, the fifth comic picks up after the team has waxed victorious, made a bit of a name for itself, and the fearless leader, Deuce, is all recognized and shizzle from the EarthGov – the government of humans (like you and sometimes me).
What’s interesting about this is that our highly imaginative writer, Stuart Moore, continues the theme of Don’t Trust Authority – a theme I tend to live by myself. Turns out Deuce has been separated by the team (kind of voluntarily) to meet his inspiration for being a superhero; his team is already dispatched to a bad planet of bad people (like pirates, even!) . . . and then Stuart (the writer) does his twists and turns as per usual. Which we all love and can’t help it.
Sooooo – is this worth reading? Hell yeah. Deuce is a complex character, and his legendary role model of a hero shows up (presumed dead of course) and makes Deuce’s ethical quandaries look cute. He’s kind of a badass, a lot like you’d expect The Comedian to be a badass. Meanwhile, Deuce’s awesome wife is leading the team of young superheroes through the rough mission side of things, and you can feel the team developing into a more stable identity. “What do you mean by this blathering?” you ask? What I mean is that the comic keeps getting better. It’s a bit like a relationship, that sense of unknown is fading – now, it’s more comfortable, more steady, and more . . . well . . . good. It’s good. I’m still referring to the comic.
So, if you’ve read #1-#4 (#4 was my least favorite – if you agree don’t give up), read #5 because it promises another great storyline. Trust me. If you haven’t read any of these comics, check ‘em out.
I know I say I “like” a lot of things I review – and I do – but EGOs is the real deal. A wonderful comic written by one of the more talented folks in the biz.