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Panel of the Week 4

My mind has been drifting back to Final Crisis lately, and, in turn, Superman Beyond. In many ways, Superman Beyond is a simpler, bolder, better book that encapsulates the most important part about Final Crisis. Superman and a team of … Continue reading

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Do as thou wilt shall be the whole of the law: The Kingdom

I hated The Kingdom when I first bought and read the trade all those years ago. It’s really not a bad comic; it’s just very different from its predecessor, Kingdom Come. Kingdom Come was, along with Marvels, Supreme, and a few … Continue reading

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With Animal Man and more recently with Kyle Rayner, we’ve seen superheroes who find themselves disillusioned with superheroism. Both bought into the myth that a single good man with extraordinary powers could save the world; they are such true believers …

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Rereading Final Crisis this time around has been a strange experience; I liked it so much the first two times I read it through that I had a hard time seeing much bad in it. But now, as I’m thinking …

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For a series whose biggest flaw is that it’s often too compressed and cryptic, Final Crisis 5 is strangely light on story. I wonder if the series would have met greater success and appreciation if the pacing were better and …

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Finally, the pieces start falling into place. This issue starts the fruition of all the plot threads: Darkseid has released the anti-life equation; the greatest of the heroes, Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman, have been taken out of play.

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However you may feel about the last two issues, you can’t say they don’t have extraordinary beginnings and endings: the first opens with Metron visiting Anthro, and ends with Anthro having a vision of Kamandi’s future. The second opens with …

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I mentioned last time in discussing the first issue that I found the constant changes of scene, the barrage of characters, and the obvious, but incomprehensible, movements of pieces on the board obnoxious. It’s hard to get excited by or …

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Final Crisis was a controversial book when it came out. It was DC’s big event that year, published to run against Marvel’s Secret Invasion. It sold worse than Secret Invasion, and it met much criticism: Morrison had lost it; no, …

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