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on 4 February 2009
Back when I was younger Iused to write stories where super heroes worked along side each other to fight a great evil.
It was always Marvel and DC Comics teaming up to fight, usually, Skeletor. I had the Avengers, Fantastic Four and x-men to join the Justice League, they would travel to diffeent worlds and fight the bad guys.
I am an avid comic fan so I buy a large chunk of DC and MARVEL graphic novels. I read the sperhero comics purely to escape from my normal day. All very good stories but nothing made sit up and take notice
Then I bought this and instantly felt warm an fuzzy.
You know that you're reading a story from just a few years ago but it feels like it's much older.
Kurt Busiek shows that he has a great love for all of these characters. This was obviously a labour of love and extremely well thought out. But there are many action scenes, hero versus hero (not giving anything away) Batman versus Captain America, Thor versus Superman.
The over al feeling of the story make me think back to simpler times, back when you didn't need to do a company wide crossover to tell a story, a time when you knew who was good and who was bad.
Busiek's writing reminds me why I got into reading comics in the first place, the feeling that you are reading stories worth getting lost in.
George Perez's art is, as always, staggeringly good. Reading this mad eme think of Crisis on Infinite Earths. Crisp, clear and very vibrant, it matched the writing style as a sort of retro feel.
Everyone looks noble and heroic, like they are indead the best of the best, that they should be looked up. they look like heroes.
Each time I read a comic I'ms always looking for a fault, and thanks to Perez's art work this is as near to perfect as you can get. His art, in my opinion, is the benchmark that all other comic book artists should aspire to.
Basically put if you are a comic fan then you NEED to get this book. It is everything want and need in a comics. The best art, The best script. The best characters. A must have for anyone who like comics.