Heroes In Crisis

News broke about the next big DC event, Heroes in Crisis by Tom King, dealing with heroes in “a sort of trauma center where [they] can go when things get overwhelming” called Sanctuary.

There’s more to it than that, of course, as it includes a murder mystery and is “also about what happens when Sanctuary fails, resulting in catastrophic consequences for the DCU

The cover doesn’t give much away, although that might be the Medusa Mask of the Psycho-Pirate that Superman’s holding, along with the figures in white who also appear to be wearing the same style mask, but among the many characters in the crowd, I noticed Power Girl, just behind Hal Jordan’s head. That’s more evidence that that the original PG’s coming back.

I’ll be picking this up, though it sounds more akin to Identity Crisis than any of the other Crisis events, and we all know what a bundle of laughs that turned out to be. My only real knowledge of Tom King is the much acclaimed Omega Men miniseries from a few years ago; while it was good, I disliked the abrupt change in Kyle Rayner as King suddenly made him a devout Catholic, something that was never mentioned before and hasn’t appeared since.

Still, I guess we wait and see.

2 thoughts on “Heroes In Crisis

  1. You’re not alone with your comparisons to Identity Crisis. Snell, and many other have all said the same thing, which makes me think we’re getting another spouse murder mystery. But maybe we King, it’ll actually mean something in the end when the killer’s finally revealed….or not. Who knows, I don’t care…..yet.

    I do like the idea of a crisis management for superheroes though. Since they’re essentially cops. firefighters, and ems, all rolled into one but ramped up to a 100, it makes sense that they’d too need a place to go for counselling. It’s a good idea that I hope sticks around, unmarred by a pointless “event.”


    1. I’m interested to see what happens here, despite my reservations about King. Like you say, the idea of a trauma centre for superheroes makes sense given the things they have to deal with on a daily basis, and I wonder if it’ll still be around after the story, or if other writers will pick up on it.

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