Wednesday January 28, 2009 3:13 pm
DC Comics Review: Final Crisis #7
At the end of my review for “Final Crisis” #6, I said that I wasn’t going to pick up the last issue of the series. However, since I write for Comix 411 in my spare time and I’m always looking for something to write about and I decided to bit the bullet and buy it so I can give my review. So what can I say about “Final Crisis” #7? Well…I didn’t like this one either. I just don’t get why some people think this has been a good story.
I consider myself to be a fairly intelligent person. I graduated from college with a degree in English; I received a masters degree in library science; I can follow along when something is a little bit deep, but I don’t think this story was at all deep or even just over my head. I just think this was a bad story.
As with my previous review, I will be talking about some details within this issue. If you don’t wish to be spoiled, do not read any further.
Well, I didn’t read the second part of the “Final Crisis” tie-in “Superman Beyond” because it seems that what happened in that issue played a big part in the final story of “Final Crisis”. Why was it deemed that this tie-in would be crucial to the overall story when other tie-ins did little to nothing to advance the story is a mystery to me. “Rogues Revenge” was great story, but if you didn’t read it, you’re not missing anything in regards to “Final Crisis”. Still, I don’t think I would have understood or enjoyed this issue if I read “Superman: Beyond” #2 anyway.
To try and give you a blow-by-blow synopsis of this story would be hard because I’m not really sure how I would even go about doing that. I will say that, DC gives a nod to President Obama when the team of Supermen from the “Superman Beyond” series visit an Earth where all of the DC heroes of this world are not white and their Superman is the president of the United States. I believe this world existed in some form in Pre-Crisis continuity.
In the end, the world has been saved and the story ends in a cryptic manner where it appears that Batman is alive and well somehow, somewhere. How he comes back into the overall scheme of things in his monthly titles should be interesting. Was this a part of the overall plan when Grant Morrison took over for writing “Batman”? Who knows?
I know I’m going to get some abuse by some Grant Morrison fans, but I don’t know what to tell you people. I just don’t get or understand what was done here. I think it was poor job by Mr. Morrison and more importantly a poor job by DC and it’s editorial staff. They need to get their act together and push all of this Crisis business aside and start developing some good stories for their characters.
I’m looking forward to “Flash: Rebirth and “The Blackest Night” by Geoff Johns, but Mr. Johns can’t write everything. DC needs a new leader and a new direction. Marvel Comics continues to kick their butt in sales and if they want this to change they need to do something now.
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