Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Heroes in Crisis #6 Review

Be the Best, Wally West

Writer: Tom King
Artists: Clay Mann, Mitch Gerads
Colorists: Tomeu Morey & Gerads
Letters: Clayton Cowles
Cover By: Mitch Gerads
Variant Cover By: Ryan Sook
Associate Editor: Brittany Holzherr
Editor: Jamie S. Rich
Special Thanks to: Seth Mann
Cover Price: $3.99
On Sale Date: February 27, 2019


Whenever I read the title to this series, I think of the Misfits song “Children in Heat.” Which I think might be a parody of another song. Here’s the tune:
And here’s my review of Heroes in Crisis #6!

Explain It!

I have a sneaking suspicion that this is one of the three “extra” issues slipped into this series after the core six had been completed. What gives me that impression? Well, there’s more than one penciller on it, for one thing. For another thing, this entire issue is set up much like the previous “extra” issue, which I think was #3: a whole lot of exposition between characters, flitting between scenes like cards in a Nickelodeon, and not a lot of information being passed to the reader. I mean, we do find out who the murderer is. Sort of. But the road there is so stupid so as to be infuriating.
And I’m thinking: is a service to the reader to spoil pertinent moments of this issue, as I normally do? My personal reviewer’s philosophy is that spoilers are more likely to entice someone to read the comic themselves, and that at least it gives them information upon which they can gauge the series. What, then, when an issue is an outlier to the intended series? And furthermore: what if the series is so deplorably bad, that driving people to read it is a disservice in itself?
Heroes in Crisis is so aggressively bad, it deserves an award on that merit. Heavens forbid you are a fan of any character featured in the series, because none of them behave in any recognizable way. Perish any thought of character examination or deconstruction, that has been given over to quippy dialogue and Sanctuary holodeck wish fulfillment. Would you like to see Gnaark muse on the human condition in the modern world? Here’s your book. Anyone that ever liked these superheroes should have bailed by this time already.

Bits and Pieces:

Pretentious garbage. You might enjoy it if you've never read a comic before, and will never read another comic again.



  1. I loved your review Mr. Hemingway it was poetic. In stark contrast to King's gibberish.

  2. I bailed after #1 because of its treatment of the various characters. And every review of this series has validated my decision. I understand that Tom King and a great many real life "heroes" suffer from PTSD. But why has DC indulged him with an "event" series to convince people that superheroes are broken emotional wrecks? I don't think there is anything to gain from this shallow baity look at the emotional conflicts of top tier superheroes.

    1. is very shallow and goes against what was promised it would be. Maybe King's intentions were pure and Didio steered him away to sell more copies with click bait nonsense, but the story is just not there and it all feels like a bunch of nothing