Final Crisis, a graphic novel review

A graphic novel review written by: Lee Sonogan

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“All is one in Darkseid. The mighty body is my church. When I command your surrender, I speak with three billion voices…” – Grant Morrison, Final Crisis

Final Crisis is a massive crossover storyline event written by Grant Morrison in 2008. Non-stop this story has a lot going on around Earth and in space at the same time. Even a story about Superman going into a limbo world where he joins with many other multidimensional Superman and they save millions on parallel worlds at the same time as everything else. This read made me believe in the character of Darkseid as a credible villain.

The destruction of the Justice League of America in this story takes nods to previous superhero stories as well. Referencing previous DC tales things get brutal as Darkseid’s army destroys strongholds and mind control people. Such as brainwashing Wonder Woman to go crazy. And as you can see in the above image, Batman dies in this story in the most important part of the story which is worth remembering. (That is not a spoiler!)

It is enough to keep you reading without any boring scenes. The conflicts in combination with action develops into a complex story that flowed. The detail in the art style compliments the dialogue and what is happening on each page. Just thinking about it makes me want to start re-reading it again.

It is noteworthy to mention that this mini-series was preceded by Countdown to Final Crisis, Terror Titans, Final Crisis Aftermath and a host of others in the comics. So good Final Crisis has been a choice of mine that should be made into a movie with a huge budget. Or a special from one of the many DC fictional universes in tv to movies. I stand by my rating out of ten and highly recommend reading it regardless if you know the previous stories surrounding it.

8.5/10

“The multiverse has natural defenses none of you could have imagined. No one %$%$ with the judge of all evil.” – Grant Morrison, Final Crisis

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