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Graphic Audio Review: DC Universe: Last Sons By Alan Grant

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While one would wonder about what kind of code of honor Lobo would have, deep down inside, even he has one. It is just that it is buried under his persona of being one of the meanest, nastiest, and most ornery bounty hunters in the known worlds. Then when you add the fact that he has a real problem with staying dead, most people give him a wide berth. To that point, when Xemtex fails in his effort to kill Lobo and only destroys his bike, Lobo replaces the bike's brain with Xemtex's brain

Once again I was treated to a Graphic Audio performance that really brings you into the story. The combination of sound effects and artistic vocal performances creates what Graphic Audio calls a “Movie in your Mind” and that is truly what DC Universe: Last Sons is.

Lobo is just going about his duties of being an interstellar bounty hunter when he is tapped to catch J'onn J'onzz — a.k.a. The Martian Manhunter. When presented with the official warrant, the Manhunter goes along with Lobo to find out why he is a wanted man. Suspicious, Superman follows behind, keeping an eye on things.

Unsuspected by all is a creature that calls itself the Alpha whose intent it is to destroy all life in the universe and to capture one survivor from each world so that it can drain the emotional energy to power its takeover. It was the Alpha who generated the warrant to capture J'onzz and Lobo who are both last sons and it somehow knew that Superman — a last son as well — would come along as well.

While the quality of the performance from Graphic Audio is of the same high standard, the story itself is sort of lost. Many parts do not make sense and it is as if Superman is only there to have his name on the cover as he doesn't really add anything to the story itself.

One thing to keep in mind is that the performance of DC Universe: Last Sons makes the story reasonably entertaining. By using a whole cast; over 20 performers, you don't get one person trying to sound like many different voices, you get unique individual characters. It is this that makes it great.

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