I'm not sure what it is about Finch's art, but unless he's drawing Batman, I just don't care for him anymore.
Despite my personal opinion of Finch's art, I am thoroughly enjoying the way in which Forever Evil is unfolding so far. Johns delivers a slow paced story here, with some rather awkward actions scenes.
What the hell did Atomica jump down Wonder Girl's mouth for, and what was she doing in there? Nothing even happened to Cassie. And that "battle" between Kid Flash and Johnny Quick was so lame I don't even know what to say. Now the Teen Titans are in the future somewhere I guess, and the rest of the team didn't even get a chance to participate in the fight? Weird, what an oddly scripted and drawn battle scene.
Besides the strangeness of that scene though, a lot was revealed here in terms of the Crime Syndicate's personal interactions with each other, as well as some of the emotional ties that they have, and what those emotions drive them to do.
Also in this issue, Johns does some great work on Lex Luthor and his introduction of Bizzaro. I think one of the things almost all readers are anxiously anticipating is Luthor leading an assault on the Crime Syndicate, that should be a sight to behold!
Also, Johns really delivers a great final page here that succeeds in making me anxious for a number of the tie ins that are coming for Forever Evil. I think that teasing the Batman return, shoving the Titans off into the future and positioning Luthor at the forefront really serves to whet the pallet for more stories in this particular cannon.
Despite the art and that awkward battle scene, this was a very good issue.