Writer: Gene Luen Yang
Art: Stephen Segovia
Cover: Doc Shaner
Colors by: Protobunker
Letters by: Tom Napolitano
Release Date: April 24th, 2019
When this title was announced in early 2018, I thought it was going to be some sort of weird parody book of the Fantastic Four. Wow…I sure was wrong. I was hooked to this title by the middle of the first story arc. Where else could you find a team of third-tier heroes traveling the Multiverse and then teaming up with Tom Strong?!
The team has just finished their first real mission throughout the Multiverse. That means it’s time for a little R&R. Without giving too much of this new story away, that time off does not last as a bizarre new opponent attacks. No time for fancy dinners as a gigantic snake is attacking the Stagg Industries campus. Giant snake? Whaaaaaaaat? How are the Terrifics going to combat this beast? By having two of their members shapeshift into giant snakes themselves! Again, I don’t want to give away much more of the story, but I will say that this book is a fun ride with a nice twist at the end.
As much as I will miss Ivan Reis and Viktor Bogdanovic’s work on this book, Stephen Segovia is a great successor. His action scenes are pretty awesome and full of incredible detail. The first panel with the gigantic snake is my favorite in this entire issue. Segovia’s detailed work with the snake, the scales/rocks on Metamorpho’s left arm, and the background are all fantastic. I really enjoy studying each page and appreciating each pencil stroke. The color work can’t be underestimated either. The hues are so vibrant and really pop off the page. Let’s not forget the cover by Doc Shaner. He’s done the last five covers and they continue to show readers why he’s one of the best in the business. I especially love the little light-hearted jab toward Mitch Gerards. Hilarious!
I’m looking forward to this new direction that Yang is taking the book in. I’m happy to see him take over another title after New Super-Man. Whatever this new opponent may be, it’s a great follow-up to the team’s first villain of Doc Dread. The Terrifics has become one of my favorite DC titles. It continually delivers and keeps me coming back for more. I hope more readers fall in love with it as I have. Now is the perfect time for new readers to pick up the series. It would be a shame if this book were canceled in favor of another Bat book.