December 4, 2006 | Comics
Meltdown: Book 1 (of 2)
David B. Schwartz, Sean Wang
*** 1/2 (out of five)
The Flare is one hot super-hero — too hot, in fact.
He’s found out that his powers are killing him —within a matter of days he’ll go up in a puff of smoke.
So in an effort to go out in a blaze of glory, The Flare is going to take every super-villain he can with him.
As readers learn about the hero’s past, both the good and the bad, they are led to his inevitable final conflict with his nemesis, Maelstrom, who just might hasten The Flare’s trip into the great beyond.
From the minute you see the striking Chris Bachalo cover to this series you’ll get sucked in. There aren’t a lot of original concepts here, it’s simply a really well told super-hero story, with an interesting protagonist and some eye-catching art.
Go ahead and pick one up and try to resist.