This is not an easy subject for many. Rightfully so. And today’s comic climate is hotter than ever with everything’s going on from the Mark Waid lawsuit, and how fans are feeling they’re being mistreated by comic creators and vice versa. Heroes In Crisis is about a place called Sanctuary, and it’s there to help out heroes who’ve gone through some traumatic events. Basically, all of them.
Has Tom King gone too far, or is this a pressing subject matter, which might be able to help out most fans seeing their favorite hero going through similar situations?
Heroes In Crisis
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There are some fans who look at comics as pure escapism from everyday life. And then there are others who are invested in certain characters; who will follow them wherever. The first issue of Heroes In Crisis was about the death of a few heroes, and it setup the crux of the story about how could this possibly happen? How could Batman, Wonder Woman and Superman not protect two beloved heroes, Wally West and Roy Harper. In the second issue it revealed the heroes were speaking to A.I. and what they were saying was supposed to be deleted right afterward. But this is Batman we’re talking about.
Booster Gold and Harley Quinn are the main two suspects. If you’ve been following King’s Batman, then you know Booster is not right. He spent two years in Batpoint and definitely needed help after losing his mind. Also, most people would think Harley Quinn needs help. But in the opening pages of #2, we see she’s visiting her friend Poison Ivy. This does a great job setting up the mystery of whether or not Poison Ivy is still alive, or maybe did she do it? Remember, the Green took control of her in Batman, which is the reason why she ended up here as she felt the whole world’s pain. This is extremely important because Booster Gold claims not to remember anything.
The last issue left a few things to be desired. Like, Harley taking out the Trinity. Some of the dialogue just didn’t seem right, but overall it did a good job moving the plot forward. Mental Health is an important topic, and so far, King has done it in a very subtle way without mocking it, and letting the audience think what they want instead of making his own conclusions.
If you’re looking for another Dark Knights Metal, then this is not the comic you’re looking for. This isn’t Mister Miracle either. I’d also suggest reading of all King’s comic before giving this a read.
Heroes In Crisis is a comic for those who want to take a deeper look at what it means to be a superhero by treating them like normal people. Mental Health plays a large role, but it’s the mystery that really drives this book. Now, it may not be to some people’s taste, but as long as King nails most of it, then it is a book for all fans who love great comics.
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