|Even More Comics Discoveries
||[Dec. 28th, 2008|08:29 pm]
International Bon Vivant and Raconteur
Identity Crisis by Brad Meltzer is a mixed bag. I thought it had a great set-up and a gripping mystery, plus a pervasive sense of dread and danger and general ickiness as some of the heroes' deep, dark secrets come out. Meltzer is obviously a good writer with a fondness for costumed heroes and DC Universe continuity. There are many scenes that touch the reader emotionally, good dialogue, a great sense of plotting. And the idea -- a murder mystery within the superhero community -- is right up my alley. For some reason, I get a giant nerd-on whenever a comic features, like, every hero and villain ever. But it lost me at the end. The resolution of the mystery, the revelation of whodunit, was, frankly, really stupid. I absolutely get what Meltzer was going for, but he set my expectations too high to give us what is essentially an "oopsie"-shrug climax. A shame, because it pretty much kept me riveted until then.
Also, the Doctor Who comics are rubbish.
This was my last day at the comics shop, though the door's open for me to work there again if my friends need me. But still, that's going to be the end of my comics discussions for a while, since I don't normally read them. I hope you'll survive the transition!