To round out the year, I thought I’d run with the rather messy theme of the DC Multiverse and the Crises that shake-up their continuity. There have been several crises over the course of DC comics history, but obviously, today, we’re starting with the first one, because where else would we start other than the beginning? Anything else would be silly.
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.
Another little addition to our week focused around the Justice League, an article from over at Cultured Vultures which asks the question, ‘Is DC’s Cinematic Universe really that bad?’
Continuing our ‘Premiere Super-Team’ month, this week, we’re moving on to the Justice League. And like the Avengers, we’re kicking it off with a film review, courtesy of emrysmoungabio.com. Enjoy!
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 15/11/2018: Luke Skywalker
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!