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Heroes in Crisis

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Tom King

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DC Comics
19 January 2021
There's a new kind of crisis threatening the heroes of the DC Universe, ripped from real-world headlines by CIA-operative turned comics writer Tom King- How does a superhero handle PTSD?

Welcome to Sanctuary, an ultra-secret hospital for superheroes who've been traumatized by crime-fighting and cosmic combat. But something goes inexplicably wrong when many patients wind up dead, with two well-known operators as the prime suspects- Harley Quinn and Booster Gold! It's up to the DC Trinity of Superman, Wonder Woman, and Batman to investigate--but can they get the job done in the face of overwhelming opposition?

Superstar comics writer and former CIA operative Tom King (Batman, Mister Miracle) examines the potential long-lasting effects of saving the world in this groundbreaking new graphic novel with jaw-dropping art from the team of Clay Mann and Lee Weeks!

Collects Heroes in Crisis #1-9.
By:   Tom King
Imprint:   DC Comics
Country of Publication:   United States
ISBN:   9781779503039
ISBN 10:   1779503032
Pages:   240
Publication Date:   19 January 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Tom King is a comic book writer and novelist, best known for his work at DC Comics including Batman, Mister Miracle, Grayson, and Omega Men. He often relies on his experience as an ex-CIA agent and experiences during the recent conflicts in the Middle East in his writing, especially apparent in Grayson (alongside co-writer Tim Seeley) and Omega Men and in The Sheriff of Babylon, published under the Vertigo imprint.

Reviews for Heroes in Crisis (GN)

Heroes in Crisis is a fresh look at the normalization of hypermasculinity, which leaves no room for emotional vulnerability. -Newsweek Dives into the far-reaching effects of post-traumatic stress disorder, all through the lens of a superhero comic. -Inverse The nuanced look at characters both iconic and obscure adds an even greater sense of richness to this story. -IGN Hooked us in from the first few pages. -Nerdist Treats death like what it is-tragedy. -Polygon Mythological and grandiose. -io9 It's a gut punch for readers and Wally's fellow heroes alike. -SyFy Wire Clay Mann's art and Tomeu Morey's colors are enthralling, and the warm, September afternoon feeling of the book only adds to the overall sense of dread. -Den of Geek Absolutely compelling. -Black Nerd Problems Writer Tom King weaves a tense whodunnit into a sometimes controversial plotline that examines the psychological turmoil beneath the costume, from PTSD to addiction. -The Ringer An underlying story about emotional pain and trauma among superheroes...a story of heroic, larger than life characters who must also deal with the very real fallout of post-traumatic stress disorder in the wake of the brutal circumstances surrounding their adventures. -Publishers Weekly


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