Daily Archives: May 2, 2007

The Year of Living Dangerously

52 Week 52
“A Year in the Life”
Writers: Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka & Mark Waid
Breakdowns: Keith Giffen
Pencils:Mike McKone, Justiniano, Eddy Barrows, Chris Batista, Pat Olliffe & Darick Robertson
Inks: Andy Lanning, Walden Wong, Rodney Ramos, Drew Geraci & Darick Robertson
Colors: Alex Sinclair, David Baron & Hi-Fi
Letters: Ken Lopez
Editor: Michael Siglain
Publisher: DC Comics
Price: $2.50 US/$2.99 CAN

DC’s power quartet of writers resurrects the past in this cosmic finale while maintaining the status quo that had replaced it, and I’m honestly not sure how to feel about it. The nostalgic super-hero fan in me is thrilled to see the return of DC’s multiverse concept, and the writers have tweaked it somewhat so that it’s more manageable than the one that came before it. This is big, flashy genre fun, but it relies on a number of plot devices and supposed twists that make it a bit difficult to follow at times, let alone to swallow. Some character-driven elements are thrown in to balance the larger-than-life, science-fiction concepts thrown about in the story, but it succeeds only to a mild degree.

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