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Twilight Experiment
     

Twilight Experiment

by Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray, Juan Santacruz (Illustrator)
 
Decades ago, a handful of brave volunteers sacrificed their humanity in the hope of one day saving their world from a future cosmic event. They failed. This is the story of their children, who, in the twilight of humanity, must find the courage to fulfill their parents’ destiny. Serenity, once the greatest champion humanity had ever known, died defending the

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Decades ago, a handful of brave volunteers sacrificed their humanity in the hope of one day saving their world from a future cosmic event. They failed. This is the story of their children, who, in the twilight of humanity, must find the courage to fulfill their parents’ destiny. Serenity, once the greatest champion humanity had ever known, died defending the world and people she loved. She left behind more than a legacy of heroism — she left a great secret. For eight years, her son Michael has been stranded on a space station orbiting Earth. Raised by a computer program, possessed of strange powers and a hypersensitivity to light, Michael has longed for the day he would join the human race. That day is today.

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Publishers Weekly
Longtime collaborators on such series as Power Girl and Jonah Hex, Gray and Palmiotti take a chance on less familiar material, and the result is mostly good. The story begins with the climactic final battle between Serenity and the Righteous, the last remaining superheroes on Earth. Serenity sacrifices her life to defeat the megalomaniacal Righteous; however, it turns out that she has a superpowered son named Michael hidden in a satellite. The narrative splits its focus between Michael and his first journey to Earth's surface, and Rene, a paramedic who lost her sister during Serenity's battle with Righteous. Rene and Michael end up working together to save the world, as they discover that they are connected in a way they never imagined. The writing is snappy and often funny, and Santa Cruz's vibrant artwork is a treat. Unfortunately, the story feels rushed, and neither Michael nor Rene get the multidimensional characterization they need. Righteous is the most compelling character, as, in spite of his methods, his ultimate goal was peace and stability on Earth; he's a nuanced villain who adds much to the story. (June)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781401230555
Publisher:
DC Comics
Publication date:
06/14/2011
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
6.62(w) x 10.13(h) x 0.24(d)

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