Final Crisis (NOOK Comics with Zoom View)

Final Crisis (NOOK Comics with Zoom View)

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by Grant Morrison, J.G Jones
     
 

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What happens when evil wins? That's the devastating question Superman, Batman, the Justice League and every other super being in the DC Universe must face when Darkseid and his otherworldly legion of followers actually win the war between light and dark. Written by superstar creator Grant Morrison (JLA, BATMAN) with stellar art from J.G. Jones (52 covers), Carlos

Overview

What happens when evil wins? That's the devastating question Superman, Batman, the Justice League and every other super being in the DC Universe must face when Darkseid and his otherworldly legion of followers actually win the war between light and dark. Written by superstar creator Grant Morrison (JLA, BATMAN) with stellar art from J.G. Jones (52 covers), Carlos Pacheco (SUPERMAN) and Doug Mahnke (BLACK ADAM), this event defined the DCU and the New Gods for the 21st century and beyond!

Collects FINAL CRISIS issues #1-7.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Morrison's big, beautiful mess of an apocalypse is gathered in this deluxe volume, along with one of the spinoff mini-series that took place between issues. Darkseid, one of the New Gods of Apokolips, is taking over the universe, broadcasting his antilife equation—a mathematical spell that drains all hope and emotion from those who hear it—through every mass communication vehicle available. Reality starts breaking down, time itself is collapsing; meanwhile, Batman is taken out of action and Superman can't help out as he needs to stay by Lois's hospital bedside or she will die. To say that there's a lot going on is an understatement; the plot is byzantine, and DC newbies will likely find it confusing and require multiple reads. Fanboys, on the other hand, will relish spotting all of the references to DC canon. There is an awful lot of setup and not much in the way of payoff until the very end, but Morrison-philes will enjoy his characteristic wordplay and fearless invention the whole time. Jones and Mahnke split the main art with skill and vision. (June)
School Library Journal
Gr 10 Up–This comics “event” throws in everything from DC but the proverbial kitchen sink. The end result is something that may please longtime readers but will leave those without an extensive knowledge of the DC universe, past and present, in a state of bewilderment. The barely comprehensible plot involves a major threat to the universe (and beyond) from DC’s biggest baddie, Darkseid. The story begins intriguingly, when two characters from the late, great Jack Kirby’s “New Gods” pantheon arrive on Earth in ominous circumstances. The narrative quickly gets out of control as the story moves forward in a baffling procession of characters and dilemmas. The intriguing cover and bold artwork may draw readers in, but only the truly dedicated will make it through this flawed epic. It is definitely targeted to an older audience as its characters die, make suggestive comments, and generally behave in ways unlike their earlier incarnations, which will seem fresh to some, but gratuitous to others.–Douglas P. Davey, Halton Hills Public Library, Ontario, Canada

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781401236267
Publisher:
DC Comics
Publication date:
06/12/2012
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
505,972
File size:
194 MB
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Meet the Author

GRANT MORRISON is a Scottish writer, known for being one of the most influential, experimental and ground-breaking scribes of his or any other generation. His rise to fame began in 1986 while working for Britain's 2000 AD. This was followed by acclaimed runs on ANIMAL MAN and DOOM PATROL, as well as his subversive creator-owned titles such as THE INVISIBLES, SEAGUY and WE3. He has also written best-selling runs on JLA, SEVEN SOLDIERS OF VICTORY, New X-Men, ALL STAR SUPERMAN, 52, BATMAN and ACTION COMICS.

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Final Crisis 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 39 reviews.
hcollazo2000 More than 1 year ago
The only reason I bought this book is because it is written by Grant Morrison, who's one of the best comic book writers out there. But even that didn't save this book from the clutches of doom. The story doesn't make sense anyway you look at it . As you read it, the story jumps from one point to the other leaving us wondering what the hell happened. It's like it was written by a novice and not by a professional like Morrison.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Final Crisis is indeed DC's opus in the ever branching 'Crisis' lineage, and it is the publisher's most difficult to enjoy from a cold start. Final Crisis requires its reader to have a working knowledge of much of DC's history as well as an ability to interpret and find resolution in stories long since abanoned. The additional Superman run feels largely out of place and brings the narrative to a slow crawl. However, the artwork is top notch and the writing is superb..often rising to the grandiose occasion required of it's epic story. Final Crisis is both hit and miss. It delves into the concept of our heroes ultimate and complete defeat, the emptiness of victory, and the vacuum a need for ultimate power can create. For better or worse, Final Crisis is the opening salvo in the march towards the New 52.
Alfeetoe More than 1 year ago
As a long time comics fan, this was the most frustratingly confusing epic I've ever read. It made NO sense. None, whatsoever. It was a poorly plotted excuse to kill Batman and make an "impact" but in the end you're left wondering just what in the hell happened. DC used to be good at this sort of thing: see the original Crisis and, more recently, Sinestro Corps War. They have hope for redemption too: see the upcoming Blackest Night. But this is, bar none, the worst major event in comics history. It is atrocious.
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jjmmddll More than 1 year ago
very disappointing after the anticipated build-up. story was hard to follow & somewhat pointless. at times, it was slightly boring. it almost felt as if the creators had an idea but couldn't figure out how to bring that idea to an actuality. a big let down
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A++++
GregCastro More than 1 year ago
This certainly isn't your Grandpa's cross-over event. In place of the usual clashing heroes and villains (or heroes and heroes, as the case has been lately), Morrison weaves a tale of ultimate defeat, asking the question "What happens when evil wins?" With Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, and Superman all detained in one way or another, how can victory be achieved? Just about every character in the current DC Universe plays some role, in a story that spans multiple millennia and multiple universes. Definitely worth picking up, this truly is the final, most volatile crisis the heroes could ever face. NOTE: This volume can be enjoyed on its own, though "Seven Soldiers of Victory: Book Two" provides some nice prologue, and "Final Crisis: Companion" is worth picking up for the expanded funeral of the Martian Manhunter.
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Optimallawman More than 1 year ago
I have to give this graphic novel a couple dozen thumbs up!! This was one of the most anticipated storylines in recent DC comics history. It was shocking to the way the characters handled the events of Final Crisis. It was also fun to see Captain Carrot and the Zoo Crew, even if for a couple panels, again. All in all an EXTREMELY EXCELLENT story. Told wonderfully and including all the side stories that made it all fit together nicely.
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