Identity Crisis by Brad MeltzerIdentity Crisis by Brad Meltzer

Identity Crisis

byBrad MeltzerIllustratorRags Morales

Paperback | August 16, 2006

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The most talked-about and successful DC Comics miniseries of 2004 is now available in a stunning hardcover volume!New York Times best-selling author Brad Meltzer delivers an all-too-human look into the lives of super-heroes and the terrible price they pay for doing good.
Brad currently lives in Florida with his wife, who's also an attorney.
Title:Identity CrisisFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:288 pages, 10.17 × 6.61 × 0.45 inShipping dimensions:10.17 × 6.61 × 0.45 inPublished:August 16, 2006Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1401204589

ISBN - 13:9781401204587


Rated 2 out of 5 by from Controversial murder mystery set in the DC universe doesn't hold up to scrutiny Identity Crisis is an example of DC Comics trying to shed the silly and lighthearted reputation of its Silver Age characters by forcing them into a grim and gritty story. After the Elongated Man's wife is brutally murdered, the super-hero community must deal with a mysterious killer threatening their loved ones and the revelation of a secret from the Justice League's past. Several characters are killed or tarnished over the course of the story, but to what end? The death of Sue Dibny is supposed to carry a heavy emotional impact, but it falls flat when some of the people attending her funeral have come back from the dead. Her killer's motive is absurd. Identity Crisis is inappropriate for children, while adult readers may find themselves picking apart the story's lapses in logic.
Date published: 2017-09-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not Bad This isn't a bad story if you don't mind the misery and the violence. The Atom's wife Jean Loring kills the Elongated Man's wife Sue Digby The murder is brutal and violent so you can see how the story goes from there. Not one for children. Not one that is particularly rereadable. Once is enough.
Date published: 2017-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than I ever expected! I'm usually so far behind the times with comics that I never can read any recent news about them or have a somewhat knowledgable conversation about them with people who keep up to date. I'm one of those guys who "wait until the trade" with every title, and now that I'm a father, I'm a "wait until the trade is cheap" type of guy. This works for me really well as long as I don't find out huge spoilers and I don't mind reading huge events well after they're common knowledge. However, sometimes really good comics elude me and this is one of them. Sure I heard of it when it came out, but I never dreamed it was so well done. A murder mystery set in the DC Universe sounds gimmicky, but Meltzer does a great job setting up the story and keeping the momentum. A must read for people who want a bit of a different take on the usual superhero theatrics.
Date published: 2016-11-16