Review by: lukehopkins

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Avg Rating: 3.2
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Size: pages
Price: 3.99

it seems to me that this book, and i mean it as a whole, is a new type of comic book: Super-Compressed. Each scene felt like it could have had its own issue to tell the tale of exactly what was going on but we only got a snap shot of all of those events, just enough so that we could put the story together in our minds. This was in part because most of the story is not on the page, it happens between panels, something which is mentioned in Scott McCloud’s book understanding comics, but never has the idea of us filling in what happens between the panels been taken to such an extreme. Yet it still made enough sense that i could read and understand what was happening. I had to read all the tie in books to do it, with the exception of Legion and rouges books, but i was able to piece together what was happening form those books and my prior knowledge of the DCU. This was not an easy read, and the idea that it should be a major crossover is a strange one, because i know that there is no way that a large enough population is going to know enough or have the time to figure out what is going on in these pages, and you would think that you would make your major crossover as assesable as possible but here it seems that Morrison has decided to take the opertunity to experiment with the medium, as he often does. It’s something that will take a long time for people to finally enjoy, but it’s worth it when you do.

Story: 5 - Excellent
Art: 4 - Very Good


  1. "super-compressed"

    sign me up

  2. That’s because of the price complaints – now you get 15 issues in one.

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