Infinity Crisis wrapped up this month with a bang. This mini-series is basically DC's creative team going back to the well. Usually this means a retreading of previously seem situations, with stale characters, and the flavor of the month artist. Infinity Crisis came close to this, but DC took such a bold move to wrap up some loose ends that I will let the staleness pass.
The Good Stuff
Golden Age Superman: Few people really appreciate GA Superman and what he stood for. When many of us think of history of any kind we think of the questionable things: Slavery, Colonialism, Racism, Sexism, words with big meanings. GA Superman always stood for truth, justice, and the American Way.
I remember hearing about (I am younger than 40) debates whether GA Superman lied in issue such and such. Readers were debating lying. As if it was important for this Superman not to lie! HA!
Well people it was important that he was truthful. Racism, sexism, and colonialism aside, many of our "old fashioned" beliefs and better beliefs. Two parents raising children to be educated and contribute to a family unit. To be polite, to be fair, to expect better of yourself and your neighbors.
Sometime between Vietnam and the rise of Jerry Springer, those days died and it was time that Superman followed.
The Bad Stuff
As with all maxi-series, I hate having to buy every book made so I could get the story.
The One Thing That Really Sucked...
The question of who is more powerful has been around since the beginning of DC. Superman vs. Shazam vs. Martian Manhunter and recently Wonder Woman. This was the perfect oppurtunity to not only answer some questions, but get some ground breaking comic book stuff going.
But no, DC chickened out. Shazam is knocked our of action. Martian Manhunter is "elsewhere". It was cool to delay the battle of Supermen to the last issue, but Superboy vs Shazam would have been sweet.
Til next time.