Heroes In Crisis Collected
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Heroes In Crisis Collected

Writer: Tom King Artist: Travis Moore, Lee Weeks, Mitch Gerads, Jorge Fornes Publisher: DC Comics Hardcover: September 25, 2019, $29.99 Issues: 9, Issue Reviews: 1068
6.9Critic Rating
5.4User Rating

There's a new kind of crisis threatening the heroes of the DC Universe, ripped from real-world headlines by CIA operative turned comics writer Tom King: How does a superhero handle PTSD? Welcome to Sanctuary, an ultra-secret hospital for superheroes who've been traumatized by crime-fighting and cosmic combat. But something goes inexplicably wrong when many patients wind up dead, with two well-known operators as the prime suspects: Harley Quinn and Booster Gold! It's up to the DC Trinity of Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman to investigate-but can they get the job done in the face of overwhelming opposition? This collected edition features the more

  • 3.0
    Nihilist Sep 25, 2019

    There's few moments in recent history that shattered DC's positive reputation they've gained with Rebirth. Batman #50 was an absolute disaster, and in general, King's Batman series has been very polarizing, just like Bendis' takeover of Superman comics. And then there's Heroes in Crisis - a study of failure, an analysis of writing incompetence, so despised by fans, it has become a joke comparable to DCEU's Martha scene, or Joker and Harley having scribbles tattooed on their faces. The entire event, from its beginning, to its end, was a trainwreck - not just poorly written. but also boring and tenseless. It took few things that made Rebirth such a success, and crashed them one by one.

    If you look for intelligent, character driven short series, look elsewhere. Doomsday Clock or Batman White Knight coming to my mind instantly. If you look for something more action oriented, look no further than to Dark Nights Metal. Heroes in Crisis is just plain garbage with no redeeming qualities other than art, and maybe the initial concept, which to be fair, sounds pretty cool on paper. Too bad its execution made the entire event a complete failure, one of the biggest abominations I've got displeasure to witness in years.

  • 2.0
    DC Stuff Sep 25, 2019

    I'd love to go higher for the art which was great throughout, but this "event" was horribly set up, awfully written throughout and ended in a way that made it feel like Tom King just made it all up as he went. Continuity issues, awful characterizations, and over exposition to get out of story dead ends abound. Plus, King took the face of Rebirth, Wally West, and made him a killer and an awful person. This seemed to only exist to destroy the hope and love Rebirth promised.

  • 8.0
    MovieCanyon Oct 2, 2019

    I hate to be the hot take person, but hot take: this book is fantastic. And I totally get the hate for how the characters were handled but Tom King clearly poures heart and sincerity in his books and the tackling of depression and mental health I thought was top notch.

  • 8.5
    Maker Sep 25, 2019

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