Checkmate (2006-) #31

Checkmate (2006-) #31

Bad, bland issue. Horrible way to end the series. A group of nobody characters that have had no significance in the Checkmate story and the audience has no connection with is what we end the title with. Just looking at that cover tells you this isn’t a Checkmate issue. It’s just a random limited series for this group and this Chimera character. Taleb, Sasha, and Fire are all in the back of the cover, barely visible. They’re the ones that have been in the book since the beginning, but they didn’t even matter. On top of that, this arc hints at something deeper with the Black King and we never get to it. Seeing as it’s the finale, it would have been better to just not even introduce that loose thread. I can’t believe 6 issues were wasted on this story where nothing happened. Very little substance and the action was poor.