Hey everyone, hope you’ve all been having a great week! Today I’m reviewing Deadman and the Flying Graysons #2; last month I reviewed issue #1 and loved it. Like the previous chapter in the story, this one did not disappoint and offered an interesting new perspective and direction for this section of the Flashpoint event.
Issue #2 picks up where the first left off, with the Haley Circus under attack by Amazons searching for the Helm of Nabu, a mystical item of great power possessed by one of the circus performers and known to comic buffs as the headpiece of the hero Dr. Fate. The frightened entertainers flee the attack as their comrades and civilians fall to the Amazonian onslaught. In the midst of it all, Boston Brand and Dick Grayson argue over what path to take; while Dick believes they should stick together and protect one another, Boston suggests they abandon the helm and focus on their own self-interests. This point of conflict becomes the central theme of the comic, and displays opposite sides of the human psyche during an event of great danger and panic: strive for the collective good or resort to every man for himself.