Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Times on 'diverse' superhero trades, 'Crisis' conclusion

Today's New York Times highlights some new trade editions that "show how diverse stories with the cape-and-cowl set can be": Invincible Vol. 3: Perfect Strangers; She-Hulk Vol. 1: Single Green Female; The New Frontier Vol. 1; and Ultimate Fantastic Four Vol. 2: Doom.

In its "Arts, Briefly" column, The Times also notes the conclusion of Identity Crisis:

"Readers have witnessed the rape and murder of one hero's wife, the murder of Robin's father and a death threat against Lois Lane. But the bigger shocks have come from the Justice League, whose members made a secret pact to brainwash villains to keep their identities secret and their families safe. Today, the murderer is revealed, and Mr. Meltzer could not be happier. 'I can't tell you what it's like to keep a secret going for this long.' he said. 'When I write one of my novels, the book comes out all at once and people can react to it all at once. It was like releasing the work and waiting seven months for people to give you a full review.'"