America Chavez: Made In The USA #5 by Kalinda Vázquez

America Chavez: Made In The USA (2021-) #5 (of 5)America Chavez: Made In The USA (2021-) #5 by Kalinda Vázquez
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This series started off so well, but sadly ended up kinda’ weak.

Which is ironic, because the same can be said for America Chavez in this series. Because the weird thing is that, yes, America Chavez’s life will never be the same…because this comic leaves her with a disease that significantly decreases her power levels. Why? I’m not really sure. I mean, why would they do this to her? It’s a really strange choice.

It also significantly retcons her origin, making it both more confusing and less interesting. Now she no longer comes from a utopian dimension and she, instead, was a kid with a disease and her mothers let some guy experiment on her, her sister and a load of other little girls.

Her sister goes to great lengths to reveal this to her, and, ultimately, just ends up dumped in an alternate reality. And America Chavez is just like, “Oh well.” And, see, this is the weird thing…they’ve retconned her origin so she’s no longer from an alternate reality, but she can still access alternate realities. It just seems so unnecessary.

It feels like it’s only a matter of time before this series itself is retconned, or simply forgotten about and ignored. Which is a shame, because, as I said, it stared so well, and the art is fantastic, but…oh well.

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