ByBrad Dee, writer at

After the conclusion of "Convergence" we learned that there is an all-new DC universe out there. Any stories can be told, any teams could be shown and continuity is a thing of the past. We don't need to worry about seeing a half-empty Superman, a mechanized Batman, the "green gauntlet" or a wonder woman who is wearing full amazonian garb. Now, we can just sit back and read a comic that reminds us of the 90's when each storyline was self-contained and you never needed to read other comics to see what was happening in this story.

Bryan Hitch has given us a story that finds ways to incorporate a number of different characters, but doesn't make us feel the need to read other books to enjoy this story. The comic is over-stuffed with incredible art and dialogue, and a mystery that might seem too familiar to people who are presently reading "Secret wars" in the Marvel universe. That might be the only drawback about this book.The majority of the story focuses on a mystery regarding Superman and his impending death, and what it would mean to the universe as a whole. What begins ostensibly as a Superman story about putting himself first for a change, turns into a piece that plants the seeds for a tale about what makes the Justice League special. All the characters are thrown into place, and some amazing dialogue and fight sequences are thrown in for good measure. The book also ends with a cliffhanger that brings back an old DC force that hasn't been seen in years. If you are looking for an easy access point into the new DC universe, or just a good story worth reading, then this is the book for you. If you're also a comic fan who doesn't like the direction that the DC universe is going in right this moment and want to relive some past adventures, then this is also the story you may want to read. I give it an 8 out of 10.


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