Heroes Crisis, DC Comics

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DC Entertainment unveils their highly anticipated comic book event, Heroes in Crisis #1 (DC Comics), which will explore the trauma behind the humans and super-humans under the mask. At a crisis center for superheroes, who spend their lives fighting villainy and protecting others, readers will explore the emotional cost of the job.

In this 7-part miniseries, Heroes in Crisis imagines when The Sanctuary fails. What happens when the Sanctuary is unable to provide for its patients? What happens in the aftermath? The murder mystery will feature Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, Harley Quinn and Booster Gold as lead characters.

Here are 5 reasons we’re excited for Heroes in Crisis #1:

5) The Creative Team!

Writer Tom King will be joined by his Batman collaborator Clay Mann. The colors will be done by Tomeu Morey and Clayton Cowles will be lettering.I’m very excited to read about a trauma center specifically for superheroes, founded by Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman.

4) The Writing!

I personally think writer Tom King did something amazing with Booster Gold in his story arc, The Gift. I originally thought Booster Gold was a buffoonish jock, but King changed all that by exploring his dark side. Because he changed the timeline, Booster is haunted by the apocalyptic future and suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder.   

3) The Artwork!

I know there have been many different versions of The Joker, but I thought Clay Mann’s illustrations stood out in “Your Big Day.” In every panel, the Joker has wild mood swings; from angry to violent. Mann’s Joker is never meant to throw one-liners, he just dives deeper into his psychosis.

2) His Experience!

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, King reveals how this project is personal to him, “I’m part of a rolling generation of people who spent their twenties overseas fighting terrorism. Millions of people cycle through that machine and come home to America. And I think that sort of experience of violence is shaping who we are as a culture, and as a country.  

1) The Message

The former CIA counterterrorism officer explains he wants to talk about what violence does to society. “And I want to talk about that. I want to talk about that experience, the experience of what violence can do to a person, to a community, to a nation, to a world.”

Heroes in Crisis #1 arrives in stores on September 26h, 2018.

By Jorge Solis