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Subj: Re: Heroes In Crisis #4: Sharing and leaking
Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 at 06:36:34 pm EST (Viewed 283 times)
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Heroes In Crisis 004 (of 9) (2019)

This had some neat observations, some pleasant art, and finally a miniscule amount of general Sanctuary details around recording the (crazy, contrived) confessionals. On the other hand, overall it was still very too frustrating to enjoy.


    Anonymous 01/02/19(Wed)03:29:38 No.105037022

    I hate this dialogue. Usually I like dialogue, I really do. But this....I hate.

    I hate it. I hate it.

    I really hate it.

    It's so stilted and mousy, with every line broken up into little sentence fragments. Tiny little fragments.

    Just fragments.

    It makes everyone sound alike. They all sound alike. All of them.

    Nobody has a distinct voice. Nobody.


    It's like all the powerful superheroes are just mousy little housewives.

    Housewives, that's what they sound like.

    Just mousy housewives.

    Like, really mousy.

That anonymous online review seemed fair enough. My 'problems' with the ish were:

-undisclosed chronology fit with the other mainstream DC titles [ongoing and unnecessary]

-unclear internal sequencing of the scenes which makes for serial processing [ongoing and jarring]

-undecipherable significance of these particular Sanctuary confessions (well, except Batgirl's) how do they equate with the hero combatting PTSD at that particular time/crisis in their career?

-uncertainty if any of the Booster & Blue or Harley & Babs scenes could possibly still be part of a Sanctuary simulation. There's a fine line for a good story to misleadingly share faux-drama in a Holographic sham

-unrevealed if leaker-colluding Lois knows exactly everything about everybody that was taped; and how much should/did she reveal to her husband in clear consciences. Also, has it been made clear ALL the dead character names that the Big 3 are investigating; the titillating -albeit belated- cover murder of Wally is but one of them, right? How did Batgirl find out, again?

Are you following? Are you frustrated? Are you for Sanctuary existing?


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I can't say as I have been impressed as I had decided as early as the titles announcement several months ago that, much like Identity Crisis, this was most definitely not for me.

There is a significant problem today with these event books in that they rely wholly an delivering shock value of the most cynical kind. With DC in particular these sort of titles don't exist to tell any kind of story as such, they exist to traumatise the characters and exploit their torture to.... no end or purpose.
There's no point to series like this and Doomsday Clock other than exploitation of the shallowest type and delivering a several book-long 'event' that will hit financial projections for the publishers balance sheet while leaving nothing at all in terms of being worth remembering, never mind reading

Just like Forever Evil, Before Watchmen or Identity Crisis - what is the point to this series if it offers nothing that adds something to the readers enjoyment of their reading their superheroes or is entertaining escapism?

I don't read superhero comics to be depressed and fed up at them.

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