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Thursday, October 23, 2008

"Crisis" vs. "Invasion"

Issue No. 4 of DC's "Final Crisis" and issue No. 7 of Marvel's "Secret Invasion" both arrived in stores yesterday, offering the opportunity for sort of an instant head-to-head comparison of the two big events. I give the edge, at least as far as these issues, to "Final Crisis." For one thing, I'm more partial to the art by J.G. Jones and Carlos Pachecho than to Leinil Yu's work on "Secret Invasion." And while "Final Crisis" seemed disjointed for the first issue or two, it has gained traction and plunged us into a dark world where, as promised, evil has won. "Secret Invasion" has been intriguing from the start, but this issue was just one big fight scene.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it just me or is the idea that every thing has to be darker to be new?

I seem to enjoy comics more if they aren't so dark. Maybe I see enough dark and drama in the real world.

Your mileage may vary. ;-)

Comic Guy2

3:47 PM

Blogger Bill Radford said...

Did you see that Warner Bros. is talking about "darkening" its line of superhero movies, such as the new Superman movie whenever and whatever that is? That worked, obviously, for "The Dark Knight," but not everything should be in that tone.

10:22 AM


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