You may have heard of the comic Identity Crisis from DC. It is a murder mystery about the friends and loved ones of heroes being attacked and murdered. The question becomes apparent: how did the attacker learn the identities of all the heroes?
There is another major aspect of DC Comics’ Identity crisis that you may have heard about: Sue Dibny being raped. In the second issue of the story, it is revealed that the villain Doctor Light raped Sue while she was in the JLA Satellite. Beside erasing Doctor Light’s memory of the incident, the JLA had done something that not everyone agreed with: they altered his personality.
The story begins with the question: who killed Sue Dibny? Was it Doctor Light? But the fun really starts when Deathstroke beats the entire JLA single handily. It is quite a feat to witness. Very cool stuff. He wisely takes out Zatanna early by keeping her from speaking.
Batman also plays a major role in this story. While Zatanna is altering Doctor Light’s personality, Batman catches her in the act. To be clear, Identity Crisis is about morals. It is a great read, which unfortunately I cannot say for all graphic novels. You can acquire it (Affiliate Link) from your usual provider of novels.
One of the best aspects of Identity Crisis is the exploration of the personal lives of heroes. Readers witness characters like Elongated Man and Sue Dibny as more than just costumed crusaders, but as loving spouses and friends dealing with real-life issues. The story also delves into difficult ethical dilemmas, such as the decision to alter Doctor Light’s personality. Despite its controversies, Identity Crisis remains a thought-provoking and intriguing read for fans of the DC universe.
Looking back at old DC comic book outfits in flashbacks transports fans to a simpler time in the world of superheroes. These classic costumes add nostalgia and depth to the story, while also reminding readers of the rich history and evolution of beloved heroes. Identity Crisis expertly weaves in these flashbacks to provide context and insight into current events, making it a truly engaging and well-crafted story. The use of old costumes also serves as a reminder of the changing times and the constant evolution of heroes, both in terms of their personal lives and their crime-fighting personas. Zatanna in particular is a prime example of this, as she had gone through a number of costume changes over the years.