Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Heroes In Crisis #9 Review

Closing The Loop

Written By: Tom King
Art By: Clay Mann, Tomeu Morey, Clayton Cowles
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: May 29, 2019

It's time to end this event and see what is left after we discovered that Wally West killed all of the heroes that were in Sanctuary......sans Booster and Harley, who he only framed for the murder.  That's right, there's not a lot of fun to be had here, especially if you're a Wally West fan, but maybe..... just maybe, Tom King will pull everything around here and make it all make sense or at least tell us that things can change to take all of these tragedies away.  Yeah, I'm not holding my breath, but let's jump into this issue and check it out.

For our final issue of Heroes In Crisis we're presented with a Wally that has come full circle and is now five days in the future is about to have his neck broken by his younger self so that his body can be taken back to the past and left with everyone else, taking the blame off him so that he can find a way to redeem himself in those five days to lessen what he's done.....

Well, I'll tell you right off the bat, there's not a lot of hope here or really an ending that makes sense for the time travel that's depicted and nowhere do we see our Trinity who created the Sanctuary show back up.  I guess after Superman's speech to the public earlier in the series, they decided to wash their hands of the whole thing.  It's just very anti-climactic, where the majority of what we have here, besides for the continued testimonials that allow us to know that nothing has really changed after this story as far as Sanctuary is concerned, is about how to make any of this convoluted mess make sense at the end of the day and in my opinion it wasn't handled well at all and like I said already, the time travel talk doesn't jive. 

All in all, we're left with the destruction of a bunch of heroes that doesn't mean anything by the end and the story about mental health with superheroes is just more about the murder mystery of how and why Wally West killed everyone.  There's no happy ending here and not a lot of it makes sense in the long run.  The art though is the star of the book because everything looks amazing, I just wish there was more of a story here for it to depict.

Bits and Pieces:

While the art in this book is great, that's about the only thing that I really enjoy out  of it.  The story just comes to an end and it takes its page count to show you how they'll make everything work time wise....... even though there's no reason any of what we have should have gone down.  Just a downer of a series that focused on murder and death instead of inspiring hope.


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