Identity Crisis

December 19, 2005 | Trades


Identity Crisis
Brad Meltzer, Rags Morales, Michael Bair
DC Comics
$33.99 (Hardcover)
**** 1/2 (out of five)

It was the mystery that had comic fans blazing up the chat boards for months: Who killed Sue Dibny?
Of course if you’re not a big DC Comics fan the other question is: Who is Sue Dibny?
The murder of the B-level hero Elongated Man’s beloved wife kicked off one of the most memorable series in years, a genuine whodunit that wasn’t cleared up until the very end.
But the real story that came out during Identity Crisis was the fallibility of the Justice League — some of whom made some ethically questionable decisions, including erasing the memories of one of their own members — hammering home a humanity to these super-powered people that is unequalled before or since.
Best-selling novelist Brad Meltzer (The Zero Game), along with the gifted art team of Rags Morales and Michael Bair, practically reinvented the wheel with Identity Crisis, easily making it the best series of 2004.

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