Countdown To Infinite Crisis #1

April 4, 2005 | Comics


Countdown To Infinite Crisis #1
Geoff Johns, Greg Rucka, Judd Winick, Rags Morales, Ed Benes, Ivan Reis, Phil Jimenez, Jesus Saiz
DC Comics
$1.35/$1 US
***** (out of five)

DC Countdown is everything that is right about superhero comics.
This whopping 80-page book, co-written by three of the best in the industry (Geoff Johns, Greg Rucka and Judd Winick) and illustrated by five of the hottest talents around, (Rags Morales, Ed Benes, Ivan Reis, Phil Jimenez and Jesus Saiz), launches the DC Universe towards the highly anticipated Infinite Crisis limited series later this year with a bang.
The Blue Beetle, a second-tier hero whose popularity peaked 15 years ago when he was a member of the Justice League, is systematically having his life destroyed. Someone has taken his fortune and wrecked his home and his possessions and worst of all: none of his fellow heroes are taking him seriously.
Determined to solve the crime, the Beetle wanders through the busy lives of many of the DC Universe’s most heroic — including the big three: Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman — getting himself closer and closer to the answers he seeks.
In the end the Beetle proves his mettle. He shows he’s not second tier. He’s solved a crime that the Dark Knight Detective himself couldn’t and it turns out to be a threat that endangers every super-powered person on Earth.
Learning the truth behind the crime, however, comes with a very steep price.
DC Countdown combines mystery, action, tragedy, excitement and stunning art and all for $1.35 and is this year’s first absolute must-read comic.

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