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Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Giggling like a . . .

Yes, yes, a school girl. I'm so ashamed of myself, but I just can't help it.

Infinite Crisis hits issue three tomorrow and it's sucked me right into it. Normally, I'm not a huge fan of Geoff Johns's work (he seems way to enamored of his own fannish plot-hammering), but his love of the DCU shines through and dragged me kicking and screaming into this tale.

See, I've always been more of a Marvel zombie. I read the occasional DC, but it was never required reading. Until Marv and George smacked me upside the head with Crisis on Infinite Earths. I knew enough of the DCU cosmos that I could follow along and knew sort of who the characters were, but it was the scale of the event that floored me. Worlds actually did live and die.

I still remember the scene in which Supergirl and Batgirl were talking on the rooftops, with Batgirl scared out of her wits. The ghost of Flash materializes for just a second and begged for help. Great, great stuff.

So far, this version of Crisis doesn't have that epic feel, but the interweaving of various plot threads and the feeling of ominous, impending doom has captivated me.

Johns still has to convince me that bringing back Earth-2 Superman was a good idea, but at least I'll be there for him to work on.

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