Tag Archives: Final Crisis

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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Batman, Inc.

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 … Continue reading

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Final Crisis Revisited: Final Crisis 6 & 7

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 … Continue reading

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Final Crisis Revisited: Final Crisis 5

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 … Continue reading

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Final Crisis Revisited: Final Crisis 4

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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Final Crisis Revisited: Final Crisis 3

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 … Continue reading

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