The wheel spinning continues as Plutonian makes it back to Earth but doesn't do anything new, just continues his wave of destruction. So much for an intelligent character portrait, eh Mark Waid? The book introduces yet more new characters because Waid doesn't seem to have anything left to say about the original cast. Survivor wasn't a twin - he was a triplet! So his last surviving brother is sought out to replace the increasingly unhinged Survivor, while the US government, along with the Japanese and Chinese governments, join forces to unleash another devastating weapon in a desperate bid to destroy Plutonian once and for all.
It's safe to say my love affair with this series is over with. Now, Waid spends his time throwing more and more characters into the mix to try and bring the story to life and fails in all instances. I will say that the final few pages throws one, two, three sucker punches that rekindled my interest in this flailing storyline but for the most part, Book 8, like the last one, is a dud. Whereas at the start of the series I couldn't wait to read each book to find out where Waid was going, now it's clear he doesn't really have anything inspired in mind and the story is going to go out in a fizzle instead of a bang. Disappointing and repetitive, at this point I'm just looking forward to the finish line to end this stale series.