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September 29, 2004 – DC: The New Frontier #6

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Story, Art, and Letters by Darwyn Cooke
Colors by Dave Stewart

Published by DC Comics | $6.95

It’s a good thing that this is the final issue of DC: The New Frontier and that it is not a regular on-going series because the last thing we need here at the Pick of the Week is another Powers.

There are a few things in this world that I’m a sucker for, things that make my heart swell and my spirit soar like she’s never soared before… from rocky coast to golden shore… let the mighty eagle soar…

Whoops. Sorry, I think I started channeling John Ashcroft there. I feel dirty.

Anyway, if there’s one thing I’m a sucker for it’s John Kennedy and the whole Camelot mystique. And if there’s a feeling that Darwyn Cooke is trying to evoke in this miniseries it seems to be that early 60s, pre-assassination era America. President Kennedy’s own words are even used to wrap the whole book up and it works perfectly.

Was that the last purely hopeful time in America? Possibly.

In the end, I think that hope is one of the major themes of DC: The New Frontier. In the Silver Age-era America, new menaces and new challenges required new heroes to step up and save the day. And how do you save the day from a giant sentient dinosaur island hellbent on killing everything in its path that has already KOed Superman? With a man from mars, a really fast guy in a red suit, a guy with a green power ring, a ton of missiles and a whole lot of science, that’s how.

If those last two sentences don’t entice you then I don’t know what will, quite frankly.

Conor Kilpatrick
Totally on an FBI watch list

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  1. i liked it too, conor

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