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Identity Crisis #1

By Hervé St-Louis
June 16, 2004 - 11:37

DC Comic's major effort this summer is a reminder of what the letters DC originally stood for - Detective Comics. The first issue of Identity Crisis served readers a classic crime story after someone assassinates a character close to the Justice League of America. The detective angle is not limited to solving the crime. A secret held by of several members of the League is at the forefront.

Suspense novelist Brad Meltzer continues to write modern detective stories for the DC Universe. Last year, he tackled Green Arrow. Green Arrow plays a major part in this story as one of several narrators. There lies one of the problem with Meltzer's story. Most of the narrators share the same interior voice. As for Ralph Dibny, the Elongated Man, he appears sterner than usual.

These criticisms pale when contemplating the entire project. Morales delivers solid visual characterizations matching Meltzer's script. He tries to infuse individual features to each character. Morales is probably one of the best costume designers in the business and this issue proves why. Nevertheless, his storytelling still has the many problems seen in his Hawkman run.

Rating: 9 /10

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