REVIEW: ‘Infinite Frontier,’ Issue #0

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Infinite Frontier #0 is published by DC Comics, written by Joshua Williamson, James Tynion IV, Scott Snyder, Brian Michael Bendis, Philip Kennedy Johnson, Becky Cloonan, Michael W. Conrad, Geoff Johns, Joelle Jones, Geoffrey Thorne, and Tim Sheridan, art by David Marquez, Jamal Igle, Jorge Jimenez, Alex Maleev, Alitha Martinez, Mark Morales, Todd Nauck, Joëlle Jones, Dexter Soy, Stephen Byrne, Howard Porter, Rafa Sandoval, Jordi Tarragona, John Romita Jr. and Claes Janson, colors by Tamra Bonvillain, Hi-Fi, Tomeu Morey, Jordie Bellaire, Emilo Lopez, Alex Sinclair, Stephan Byrne, Alejandro Sanchez, and Brad Anderson, with letters by Troy Peteri.

After her victory over He Who Laughs, Diana has been offered a place among the Quintessence. A grouping of the most authoritative being in the multiverse. But before she can decide whether or not she will accept this offer, she must know that things are well in her newly restored home. And so, accompanied by the Spectre, Diana visits comrades, old and new, to see how they fare.

Infinite Frontier #0 serves as a launch point for DC’s post-Future State world. Utilizing Diana’s concern for whether or not all is as it should be with her friends and comrades, DC gives readers a stepping-off point for many of the most popular comics in its catalog, as well as teasing things to come. It does an admirable job utilizing the impressive array of talent it gathers to deliver all this information, while also managing to deliver a few feels scattered throughout its short narratives. While these moments are often a bit rushed due to the numerous stories that need to be told here, they still help give the book a bit more character.

From a potential Joker Toxin attack on Arkham, a multidimensional monster wreaking havoc in Metropolis, and a side kickback from the dead, this book touches base with a multitude of heroes. We are even shown a not yet super Yara Flor as she says goodbye to her family as she takes a trip to Brazil. And while Yara’s presence is the most hype moment for me, she isn’t the only Future State reference made in Infinite Frontier #0. 

With each step on Diana”s journey to check on her friends comes a different artistic team to illustrate the moment. The plethora of art styles do a great job giving each story its sense of presence within the larger framework of the book. And there are some fantastic jobs done here. But no matter which story is present, no visual aspect outshines Diana herself. The designs done for her in this issue are fantastic. Her evolving place in the DC universe is reflected in her new garbs, while still feeling uniquely Diana.

The one constant throughout his book’s 60 pages is Peteri’s letter work. With some extra style used on Diana and Spectre’s dialogue boxes, Peteri never fails to keep their words in the central focus. Couple this with the skillful placement of dialogue throughout and you have a solid, clear performance on letters.

Bringing it all together Infinite Frontier #0 serves as an excellent primer for DC’s post-Future State comics line. Setting characters in their place, starting storylines, and hinting at future perils makes this book a must-pickup for any fan who needs to know the full story of what is transpiring in DC’s new Omniverse.

Infinite Frontier #0 is available now wherever comics are sold.

‘Infinite Frontier,’ Issue #0
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TL;DR

Bringing it all together Infinite Frontier #0 serves as an excellent primer for DC’s post-Future State comics line. Setting characters in their place, starting storylines, and hinting at future perils makes this book a must-pickup for any fan who needs to know the full story of what is transpiring in DC’s new Omniverse.