Heroes in Crisis #6 (of 9) Review
• Tomeu Morey (Colorist)• Mitch Gerads (Cover Artists)
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At first read, I was going to rant on this issue. It was late and the story didn't really go anywhere but I read it again this morning and although I didn't like the book it's not as bad as Initially thought.
The issue follows Harley Quinn, The Flash (Wally West), and Gnarrk. The comic works as a collection of characters dealing with trauma. There isn't much action at all this issue so the book is a pretty bland affair. The tone of the issue extends to the art and everything about the comic seems off. It's not that Mitch and Clay's art is bad at any point in the issue, it's just not the most exciting either.
Gnarrk is dealing with being a man out of time. Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy connect over her past abuse with The Joker. Flash has the most poignant aspect of the issue as he uses Sanctuary to deal with the trauma being brought back to the Rebirth universe without his wife and children. During his particular segment of the issue, we're given a potential clue regarding the event as Psycho Pirates mask reappears.
The problem with the series is that it feels like every issue after #2 has been inconsequential. Breaking this book into a monthly series makes me wish that Tom King would get to the point. On the other hand I think the series will probably read better in one sitting.
I would really love to give the book a deep assessment but there really isn't much revealed other than another potential fake-out ending. Earlier this week Bleeding Cool reported that DC Comics would refocus on single issue stories and less decompression for the trade paperback.
One of the books that I think probably is behind the change is Heroes in Crisis. This is probably the most meandering event that I've ever read. On top of the lack of pacing the book is $4.99 per issue. It's not a horrible comic but the lack of momentum really hurts this series.
I really hope Tom King has a hellava twist in mind because if not Heroes in Crisis may go down infamy as one of the worst events of all time.