Saturday, March 27, 2010

Identity Crisis #6

And then the twists.

Identity Crisis #6 is the second to last issue in the DC thriller murder mystery where we must uncover who killed Sue Dibney. Sue was the non-superhero wife to the Elongated Man. The story take many turns as the Justice League's past comes back to haunt them with memories of horrible decisions.

As displayed in the cover of issue #6, Batman does play a part in this "who done it" mystery. What would a murder case be without the world's greatest detective on the case? Batman, in fact, gets taken through the ringer a bit in this story. Seeing Batman involved in something he doesn't have control over is quite captivating. The best part of seeing Bats being messed with is knowing what is going to happen to the person behind the scenes. Every Batman reader knows when you mess with the best, you die like the rest...or at least get captured.

This story was released in 2004, but I am just now reading it. I am primarily a Marvel fan, but a dabble in DC. DC is often tasked with much harder work due to the fact that their two main heroes (Superman and Batman) have been around for so long. It becomes difficult to come up with something that hasn't been done yet, or to add to their origins and carve out a time in their lives when something noteworthy took place. Identity Crisis does a great job of bringing together many popular DC character's stories to tell an original thriller which adds to the universe's present and also their past. Just when you thought DC has told all of the stories worth telling they release a Batman: Year One, a Batman: The Long Halloween, a Blackest Night and now an Identity Crisis.

The comic of the day, Identity Crisis #6 starts to answer questions about the whos and possibly whys in the story. I have yet to read the final issue, but as soon as this post is through I will get right on it. So that would be now.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

A lot of blood, sweat and tears went into this one. I know that for a fact!