Identity Crisis (New Edition)

Identity Crisis (New Edition)

by Brad Meltzer
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Identity Crisis (New Edition) by Brad Meltzer

Novelist Brad Meltzer’s #1 New York Times best-selling miniseries that rocked the DC Universe and influenced new storylines for years to come.
 
When Sue Dibny, wife of the Elongated Man, is murdered in her own home, the superhero community is devastated. They come together in mourning, hold their loved ones closer, and immediately begin a worldwide search to find her killer.
 
But a handful of heroes think they already know who murdered Sue Dibny.
 
Years ago, to protect Sue and others like her from super-villains, Green Arrow, Hawkman, Black Canary, the Atom and Zatanna crossed a line. Now, their long-buried secret will break the superhero community apart.
 
Collects IDENTITY CRISIS #1-7.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781401263133
Publisher: DC Comics
Publication date: 02/09/2016
Sales rank: 101,090
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Brad Meltzer is the author of the New York Times bestselling thrillers The Tenth Justice, Dead Even, The First Counsel, The Millionaires and The Zero Game. His first comic book work was GREEN ARROW: THE ARCHER'S QUEST but his breakout success came with the critically acclaimed IDENTITY CRISIS illustrated by Rags Morales. He has recently followed up with the best-selling run writing the adventures of the JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA illustrated by Ed Benes.

Hometown:

Florida

Date of Birth:

1970

Place of Birth:

New York, New York

Education:

B.A., University of Michigan; J.D., Columbia University

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Identity Crisis 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Theus More than 1 year ago
I have always been in love with the DC characters that we all grew up on but one of the problems is that many of the stories have already been done. Identity Crisis takes the classic 'who dun it' mystery and gives it a modern and super-hero twist. I have never read a story (in a comic book) that is so touching and personal to the point that you could relate to the character and even almost cry. This is an important story line for the DC universe and should not be missed. On a side note I do believe that DC and all comic book companies should put warnings on their covers. This story has some very adult themes and situations that I really don't think children under the age of 14-15 should read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have heard about this story recently and saw it became available for the nook and purchased it. What a story! I never knew the DC characters could get so dark. I am glad that DC has opened up their library to almost all platforms now. Dont miss this book.
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Sean_From_OHIO More than 1 year ago
Brad Meltzer, who is one of my favorite authors, pens a fantastic murder mystery that flashes back to untold parts of JLA history and hits like a punch to the gut. I think his version of both Ollie and Wally were spot on and the shocks and reveals were astounding here. Rags Morales did an outstanding job on pencils. He makes each character identifiable whether in costume or out. Overall, whether you are a DC fan or not, this is a must read.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
The monumental seven issue limited series 'Identity Crisis' is finally collected into one large hardcover volume and loaded with extras. This series, which sparked controversy among long time fans of the Justice League, casts the moralistic league in a new, and rather dark light. In many ways Identity Crisis serves to out do Marvel Comics at its own game of showing the frailty of superheroes, long their trademark. As the story unfolds, Sue Dibney, the wife of the Elongated Man has been murdered, and her body badly burned. The Didney's home was outfitted with the most advanced security systems available and yet the killer got in and left without a single clue. Even the combined abilities of Mister Miracle, The Atom, The Ray, The Metal Men, and Animal Man cannot find even the slightest trace of a clue. After the funeral, attended by most of the heroes of the DC universe, teams are formed to track down villains who use fire as a power and soon the Teen Titans, The Outsiders, The JSA, the old JLI, Booster Gold and Blue Beetle, and others are hot on the trail of the suspects. But another group meets in secret...a group including Green Arrow, Hawkman, Black Canary, Zatanna, Atom, and the Elongated Man. When The Flash sneaks in on the meeting he learns of a startling revelation. Years earlier, in the League's satellite headquarters, Sue Dibney was alone stargazing when she was attacked and sexually assaulted by Doctor Light. The maniacal Light then threatened the wives of the other members so this group, without the knowledge of Superman or Batman, had Zatanna perform a magical lobotomy on Doctor Light, but only after a divided vote among the members with The Flash (Barry Allen) providing the deciding vote. The Flash is outraged but reluctantly joins the group in their search for Light. Meanwhile Jean Loring, the ex-wife of Ray Palmer (The Atom) is attacked and hung but survives. Again no clues can be found. Now all of the heroes with family are on edge. Someone is targeting their loved ones. Is it Doctor Light, or another villain? Identity Crisis presents a divided league and one were not uses to seeing. Wally cannot believe that Barry Allen would have voted to mess with Light's mind. What's interesting is how the members are more afraid of Batman finding out about what they did than Superman. Some fans may look at this as tainting the reputation of the JLA but on the other hand this is not the 1960's anymore. It's a harsh world we live in and writer Brad Meltzer has reflected this among the JLA members. The art by Rags Morales and Michael Bair is just gorgeous. The battle with Deathstroke was among the most dynamic I've seen in years. Bair has been a favorite of mine since his days on the Young All-Stars. He's an extremely underrated talent. The book features an introduction by Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator Joss Whedon and also features commentary by Meltzer and Morales on specific scenes such as why Batman was not in attendance at Sues funeral, the seating arrangement of the heroes at the funeral, and the science involved in the battle with Deathstroke. They also discuss the scene where Sue is sexually assaulted by Doctor Light and how the colors by Alex Sinclair show the cold tragedy of the scene. This commentary truly helps the reader understand the story in greater depth. Finally there's also a cover gallery of the various variant covers that were produced. Identity Crisis in many ways is an even more important series than the namesake Crisis on Infinite Earths from the 1980's. While that series ultimately generated little change to the DC universe outside of the Death of Barry Allen, Identity Crisis is a story that could have lingering effects for years to come. Reviewed by Tim Janson
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was easily one of the greatest stories the DC universe has ever told. The death of a major character and the unvailing of the dark secrets of DC's greatest hereos. From Dr. Light to Deathstroke, the villians steal the show in this masterpiece. The issue were Deathstroke takes apart the JLA one by one is one of the best issues ever written. If you enjoy comics and great stories pick up this graphic novel.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a great graphic novel. I used to love comics when I was a kid but have not picked one up in years. This book was better than anything I remember as a kid. I was excited to discover that the author used complex themes and situations that the 'superheroes' encounter on a personal level. You are totally hooked on the story once you read the words and see the beautiful drawings and ink work. You really get involved with the characters.. you are rooting for the superheroes on a personal level and forget the whole saving the world angle. Great Buy!