The bad guys have won. The outlook is bleak. The heroes are not just defeated. They are gone…?
That’s how Forever Evil, DC Comics first company wide crossover in the New 52, begins. It begins with despair, hopelessness. It starts with that sinking feeling where you cannot imagine how the heroes will over come. It starts with questions.
Lots of questions.
Is the Justice League really dead?
What happened at the end of Trinity War?
What will happen to Nightwing?
Questions are good at the beginning of an epic storyline. You slowly start filling in the answers as you get to the end. These questions are good ones. But I have an even better one.
Why should we believe anything the Crime Syndicate tells us?
They are the epitome of a ‘unreliable narrator’, they are the bad guys. They should be lying to us. It is kind of their thing.
They tell us they have killed the Justice League, they tell us they ruled their world, they tell us they destroyed the world there. That is what they say.
The truth may be very different. The populace of their world may have finally stood up and said “no more”. They may have rebelled, fought back and finally vanquished the villains. At this point we just do not know.
That is what makes it interesting. What is the truth, what is the lie? In between perhaps we discover what the heroes will need to triumph.
For the first time in a long time I am excited about one of these epic, company wide stories. Time to show me what you have got.
Before I forget. Favorite part of the issue. Kord Industries. What does that mean? I may be dreaming but it may mean…Ted ‘frickin’ Kord. And that cold mean the return of Blue and Gold…I’m pumped.