Sunday, March 28, 2010

Identity Crisis #7

Touche Brad Meltzer.

After reading Identity Crisis #6 I am led to believe for a moment that a specific someone is to blame for the murder of Sue Dibny. Meltzer starts off the last issue to Identity Crisis by telling the reader they were close, but wrong. In actual time, meaning waiting a month to read the conclusion, a reader may go against their first reaction to the ending of issue #6. They may assume what Melter wants the reader to think but then say..."what about the scene with the noose?"

Also, while Batman was brought into the story he did not take on the role I assumed he would have in Identity Crisis #7. There are some classic Batman moments where you are unsure if he knows something or not, but beyond that his I was basically wrong with the conclusion I drew up in yesterday's post. Sometimes readers get caught up in the legend that is Batman, and we have to remember there have been times when even the great detective didn't know what was coming or what to do.

Besides the fact that Identity Crisis is a good old fashion mystery it also tells the tale of the modern hero. With technology the way it is and characters no longer black and white, we find these grey areas inwhich characters make harder choices than they had to 30 years ago. No longer is the big question, "Can I stop that out of control train?" The questions have become, "What do I do when the one I love or respect turns out to do something imorral?" Families are brought into the fold. No longer is the family just a gimick used by writers to show the contrasting style of a hero and their secret identity.

The comic of the day, Identity Crisis #7 concludes a tale which examines the hero's identity which is no longer defined as just a hero, but a person outside of the suit.

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