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Reviewed in the United States on May 25, 2015
This storyline came out during the height of my comic reading days but, aside from Batman and Swamp Thing, I was more of a Marvel guy. I have since become more steeped in DC's universe of heroes and have been reading a lot of the older stories that I missed back then. For whatever reason, I stayed away from Identity Crisis for quite some time. I'd read the reviews (good and bad) and, even after I decided to pick it up, it took me the better part of a year to finally read it.
I'm so glad I finally did.
I still read comics but very seldom do I find stories that thrill me like they used to. Things have gotten so grim now in the DC books that many of the tales have no hope...even after the hero wins. This book is definitely grim, but grim with a purpose. The characters have a humanity. The pain is real. Death has consequence. Choices have consequences. These are the characters I've come to know grappling with real emotions. This is great storytelling. It is true to the characters and celebrates them even as it deconstructs them.