Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Heroes in Crisis #5 Review and **SPOILERS**

Peas, Porridge in the Pot

Writer: Tom King
Artists: Clay Mann
Colorist: Tomeu Morey
Letters: Clayton Cowles
Cover By: Trevor Hairsine & Rain Beredo
Variant Cover By: Ryan Sook
Associate Editor: Brittany Holzherr
Editor: Jamie S. Rich
Cover Price: $3.99
On Sale Date: January 30, 2019


Oh those heroes! They’re still in crisis, from what I understand! We’ve passed the halfway mark on this…event, so let’s see what’s popping in Heroes in Crisis #5, by reading my review as follows!

Explain It!

Alright, where did we leave off? Batgirl and Harley Quinn teamed up for some reason, Blue Beetle busted Booster Gold out of the Hall of Justice jail cell…wasn’t there something about the confessions at Sanctuary, that were supposedly not recorded or kept, leaking out into the world at large? I’m sure we’ll get to it. First, let’s have a bro-hang with Blue Brotle and Broster Gold. This fan-favorite buddy team has been reduced to a couple of shmoes that didn’t make the final cut of the most recent sequel to The Hangover. Over some brews and some tube, they come up with the next step in their plan, which is the repeat the previous step of snooping around the Flash’s fact files. And probably cut a peep hole into the girls’ locker room, I imagine.
Batman gives Skeets the once over, and despite giving it…er, him a clean bill of health, Batgirl convinces him to give her a crack at it. And that winds up being literal, since Harley Quinn threatens Skeets with her mallet in order to find out where Booster Gold is. Or possibly whacks him outright, I’m not sure. Point is, when Booster and Blue Beetle show up in the Flash’s lab to find out that Wally West’s corpse is from five days in the future, Batgirl and Harley Quinn are hot on their tails!
While the last third of the comic happens, Superman delivers a shmaltzy speech to the press, officially revealing Sanctuary and trying to reassure the public…it has its moments, but it goes on a couple of pages too long, frankly. The rest of the book might be alright, but I cannot get over how crazy Booster Gold and Blue Beetle sound in this series, it’s like Martin & Lewis, except both of them are Jerry Lewis. With a little Jeff Spicoli thrown in. To my memory, they’re friends, but the two of them are not Bill & Ted. Harley and Batgirl also seem strange—all the characters don’t read as expected, to be honest. But the Blue & Gold are most egregious. Clay Mann’s gonna have some sweet pages for sale sat the next con, though.

Bits and Pieces:

Now that the cat's out of the bag, it's time to come clean about Sanctuary...and people are pretty cool about it. Some new stuff is learned about one of the murders, Batgirl shows up Batman, and it would be an alright issue if we weren't four from the conclusion--two of them having been inserted as after thoughts to carry it out another few months.