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Thursday, January 19, 2006

The "Crisis" continues

The fourth issue of "Infinite Crisis" - the biggest event to hit DC Comics in 20 years - arrived in comic shops yesterday and was at the top of my stack of comics to read when I got home last night. SPOILER ALERT!!! There's a lot going on in the issue: the destruction of a major city; a long and convoluted explanation by Alex Luthor of how recent events in DC history are not as random as they seemed; a battle between Superboys; the loss of some more minor characters; the birth of a new Spectre; and the fate of the Flash. Maybe too much going on: I found the issue kind of choppy and chaotic on first reading. Perhaps that's unavoidable when you're writing a story encompassing the entire DC Universe. The highlight: an unusually warm encounter between Batman and Nightwing, the first Robin.
Three more issues to go. I can't wait to see how this series transforms the DCU.


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