While this comic lacks the multiversal stakes of most DC crossovers, it does mirror Marvel’s Civil War in many respects. It examines the cost of doing something for the greater good, the true nature of heroism and the importance of the secret identity. So this week, the spotlight is on the Elongated Man, in DC’s Identity Crisis.
We’ve looked at the birth of the Avengers. We’ve reviewed the Justice League movie. Now it’s time to head back to 2011 and check out the birth of the current DC universe. Featuring writing and artwork from one of DC’s most prolific writers and one of their co-publishers to boot, it’s Justice League: Origin.
Looking for some background to your new favourite comic-book characters? If so, here are some quick character bios on every hero New to Comics has covered so far.
[Updated 22/09/18: Elongated Man]
The triumphant return of Hal Jordan!
Can a comic that has to make a mass murderer innocent, reintroduce a whole army of space police, a demonic cosmic villain and one of the greatest Green Lantern villains of all time possibly be new-reader friendly?
You’d be surprised.
New to Comics is changing up the game and diving into the deep end, as this weeks Comic-Book Breakdown looks see Darkseid triumphant and the end of the world – DC’s Final Crisis!