Friday, May 19, 2017

Review: Final Crisis by Grant Morrison, J.G. Jones, Doug Mahnke (L)

Synopsis: What happens when Evil Triumphs? The Anti-Life Equation. The ultimate weapon. A mathematical formula created by the lord of evil Darkseid that will overthrow reality and dispel the very concept of free will by enslaving all those exposed to it.
Following the final battle of the New Gods, Darkseid tumbles through time, coming to rest on Earth where he gathers together a cast army of super villains tasked to eliminate the greatest threats to his plan. Martian Manhunter, Green Lantern Hal Jordan, Batman, Superman, and many more of the universe’s greatest heroes will be drawn into the most important battle they will ever face, as time and space is sucked out of existence and the very fabric of reality is fading away. (from the back of the comic book) 

Review: The end is nigh and all the Heroes of the Universe must stand against Darkseid. Told with bright, splashy art, complex lines, and creative use of panels, this fast-paced action-heavy story takes us with all the Heroes (and Villains) as they battle to save the very fabric of reality.

The story was a bit confusing at times. It felt large leaps where made that left the reader attempting to fill in the gabs. But that aside, this is a terrifying story of ultimate control and what it will cost to free the world. Heroes die. Those that should fight, don't. Betrayal and death abound. It's a tense story and worth reading, with depth and complexity. But has a lack of cohesion that detracts from what could have been THE story in the DC Universe.

Bookmarks: 3.5 of 5

Awards: None

ISBN: 978-1-40124-5177
Year Published: 2014 (Collects Stories from 2008, 2009, 2012)
Date Finished: 5-10-2017
Pages: 312

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