REVIEW: 'The Wrong Earth: Night & Day' #5 by Tom Peyer, Jamal Igle, Juan Castro and Andy Troy

 Earth-Omega's Dragonfly and Earth-Alpha's Dragonflyman battle Earth-Zeta's Man-Dragonfly!

Writer: Tom Peyer
Artist: Jamal Igle, Juan Castro, Andy Troy
Letterer: Rob Steen
Publisher: Ahoy Comics
Release Date: July 7, 2021
Cover Price: $3.99

Earth-Omega's Dragonfly and Earth-Alpha's Dragonflyman battle Earth-Zeta's Man-Dragonfly! Could a comic book be any more like a comic book? Plus, illustrated prose, AHOY-style!

★★★★☆ (4/5)

QUICK REVIEW: Just when things had come to a head between Dragonfly and Dragonflyman, Man-Dragonfly has entered the chat. Eart-Zeta's tech-savvy superhero knows where Stinger is and the other Dragonflys couldn't be happier. Stinger has been a sore subject up to that point. A weird point of contention for Dragonflyman whose uncomfortable talks with Dragonfly about his perceived indifference to his whereabouts have been troubling. It's like two parents arguing over their children but Dragonflyman's reactions have been a little odd. 

Man-Dragonfly's appearance doesn't make things better even if he knows where Stinger is. Despite his boastful resume and high-tech wares, he appears to be hiding something. Nonetheless, the search for the Big Baddy in all of this inter-dimensional deception and pollution might be leading to a big reveal next issue. 

Jamal Igle's pencil work has been exceptional this entire series. Drawing slightly different versions of the same superhero could be a lazy chore for some artists but Igle really keeps a consistently distinctive look for each year while designing new looks for all the heroes from different earths. Earth-Omega's deadly vigilante Stinger and Earh-Zeta's futuristic Stinger couldn't be more different but their designs are instantly recognizable for comic fans who can see who they were influenced by. And as always the fight scenes, even with so many combatants, are choreographed well and beautifully colored by Andy Troy. 

'The Wrong Earth: Night & Day' continues to make multi-verse stories fun, exciting, and surprising. The creators just build upon the great chemistry of the same heroes from different dimensions and throw in more inter-dimensional drama. There's some nostalgia in play as these heroes represent archetypes we've seen before but interact in totally new ways. It's a battle of ideas and philosophies as much as it's about fighting bad guys. This latest issue just delves deeper into a much larger plot. TWEND is a must-reading.