History ComicBook / IdentityCrisis

21st Oct '16 10:50:25 AM siberia82
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** Black Canary on [[Film/XMen Rebecca Romjin]] and [[Film/BatmanReturns former Catwoman]] Creator/MichellePfeiffer.

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** Black Canary on [[Film/XMen [[Film/XMenFilmSeries Rebecca Romjin]] and [[Film/BatmanReturns former Catwoman]] Creator/MichellePfeiffer.
13th Aug '16 8:40:15 PM AnotherGuy
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* CentralTheme: Violation, be it sexual assault or mind rape.

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* CentralTheme: Violation, be it sexual assault or mind rape. [[spoiler: Or trust.]]
7th Aug '16 12:19:47 PM nombretomado
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So in the end, where [[ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths the Crisis]] and Zero Hour were large crossovers that involved retconning and large gigantic battles, ''Identity Crisis'' was much more low key, being a quieter crossover that was instead a murder mystery. However, that is why fans would point to this book if a new reader ever asked for a good starting point to get into TheDCU. The retcons were smaller, but a little obvious. Especially with the ''[[Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica Justice League]]''.

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So in the end, where [[ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths the Crisis]] and Zero Hour were large crossovers that involved retconning and large gigantic battles, ''Identity Crisis'' was much more low key, being a quieter crossover that was instead a murder mystery. However, that is why fans would point to this book if a new reader ever asked for a good starting point to get into TheDCU.Franchise/TheDCU. The retcons were smaller, but a little obvious. Especially with the ''[[Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica Justice League]]''.
31st Jul '16 1:29:50 AM vexer
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* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: Dr. Light's rape of Sue is enough for a circle of JLA members to lobotomize him, something they never did to any villain beforehand. [[TropesAreNotGood Unfortunately, this series led to other comics to include rape as a source of drama often with little need to and little tact. This pretty much upended Dr. Light's return to form, as subsequent writers tended to make him a serial rapist.]]

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* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: Dr. Light's rape of Sue is enough for a circle of JLA members to lobotomize him, something they never did to any villain beforehand. [[TropesAreNotGood Unfortunately, this series led to other comics to include rape as a source of drama often with little need to and little tact. This pretty much upended Dr. Light's return to form, as subsequent writers tended to make him a serial rapist.]]
12th Jun '16 4:14:47 AM MCanter89
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''Crisis on Infinite Earths'' and ''Zero Hour''- these two series were massive crossovers and usually resulted in some form of RetCon for at least one character involved. ''Crisis'' was the big one, merging [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Earth-2]] and [[UsefulNotes/TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks Earth-1]] together, bringing us into the newly established ComicBook/PostCrisis era. ''Zero Hour''... made Hal Jordan, the most popular GreenLantern, [[FaceHeelTurn into a supervillain]] and [[ContinuitySnarl mucked up continuity]]. What ''Identity Crisis'' brought was similar, but definitely NOT what readers were expecting.

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''Crisis on Infinite Earths'' and ''Zero Hour''- Hour'' – these two series were massive crossovers and usually resulted in some form of RetCon for at least one character involved. ''Crisis'' was the big one, merging [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Earth-2]] and [[UsefulNotes/TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks Earth-1]] together, bringing us into the newly established ComicBook/PostCrisis era. ''Zero Hour''... Hour''… made Hal Jordan, the most popular GreenLantern, [[FaceHeelTurn into a supervillain]] and [[ContinuitySnarl mucked up continuity]]. What ''Identity Crisis'' brought was similar, similar but definitely NOT what readers were expecting.



They reveal that years ago Dr. Light managed to teleport to the League's satellite and discovered Sue alone and [[RapeAsBackstory proceeded]] [[RapeAsDrama to rape her]]. Light is stopped quickly, but lustfully swears he will do it again [[CardboardPrison as soon as he's released]], and in the meantime [[EvilGloating will tell all the other supervillains how he raped Elongated Man's wife]]. The League then decides to wipe his memory and change his personality so the threat is defused. In the present, Dr. Light discovers he's the League's target and hires Deathstroke, but in the tail end of the fight, Light regains his memories and escapes, revealing the truth in an optic construct only the Flash is fast enough to see. The Flash sees that Batman was there the night Sue was raped, but ComicBook/{{Zatanna}} mindwiped him as well when he tried to stop Dr. Light's mindwipe.

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They reveal that years ago Dr. Light managed to teleport to the League's satellite and discovered Sue alone and [[RapeAsBackstory proceeded]] [[RapeAsDrama to rape her]]. Light is stopped quickly, but he lustfully swears he will do it again [[CardboardPrison as soon as he's released]], released]] and in the meantime [[EvilGloating will tell all the other supervillains how he raped Elongated Man's wife]]. The League then decides to wipe his memory and change his personality so the threat is defused. In the present, Dr. Light discovers he's the League's target and hires Deathstroke, ComicBook/{{Deathstroke}}, but in the tail end of the fight, Light regains his memories and escapes, revealing the truth in an optic construct only the Flash is fast enough to see. The Flash sees that Batman was there the night Sue was raped, but ComicBook/{{Zatanna}} mindwiped him as well when he tried to stop Dr. Light's mindwipe.



Robin and Boomerang Jr. both lose their fathers and the mystery is apparently solved... until the autopsy of Sue reveals tiny footprints in her brain, which really killed her. Batman learns of this and deduces also that the Atom didn't kill Sue, and we learn that Jean discovered one of Atom's spare suits. In an attempt to reconnect with Ray, her ex-husband, Jean tried to organize an illusion of a threat to superhero families, but accidentally killed Sue and hired the wrong assassin for Jack Drake. Ray commits Jean to Arkham Asylum, shrinks to a microscopic size and disappears completely.

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Robin and Boomerang Jr. both lose their fathers and the mystery is apparently solved... solved… until the autopsy of Sue reveals tiny footprints in her brain, which really killed her. Batman learns of this and deduces also that the Atom didn't kill Sue, and we learn that Jean discovered one of Atom's spare suits. In an attempt to reconnect with Ray, her ex-husband, Ray (her ex-husband), Jean tried to organize an illusion of a threat to superhero families, but accidentally killed Sue and hired the wrong assassin for Jack Drake. Ray commits Jean to Arkham Asylum, shrinks to a microscopic size size, and disappears completely.



So in the end, where [[ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths the Crisis]] and Zero Hour were large crossovers that involved retconning and large gigantic battles, ''Identity Crisis'' was much more low key, being a quieter crossover that was instead a murder mystery. However, that is why fans would point to this book if a new reader ever asked for a good starting point to get into TheDCU. The retcons were smaller, but a little obvious. Especially with the ''[[JusticeLeagueOfAmerica Justice League]]''.

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So in the end, where [[ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths the Crisis]] and Zero Hour were large crossovers that involved retconning and large gigantic battles, ''Identity Crisis'' was much more low key, being a quieter crossover that was instead a murder mystery. However, that is why fans would point to this book if a new reader ever asked for a good starting point to get into TheDCU. The retcons were smaller, but a little obvious. Especially with the ''[[JusticeLeagueOfAmerica ''[[Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica Justice League]]''.



8th Apr '16 11:57:32 PM JudasZala
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: In issue 4, Green Arrow has a conversation with The Spectre/Hal Jordan on when is he coming back; Hal replies, "I'm working on it". This foreshadows Hal's return as Green Lantern in ''Green Lantern: Rebirth'', which was published next month.
20th Mar '16 7:53:24 PM SirSapphire
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* RealityEnsues: Perhaps as a {{Deconstruction}} [[spoiler: "Batman vs. The Justice League" [[CurbStompBattle is no contest.]] Bruce is soundly beaten even without the heavy hitters like Superman or Wonder Woman taking part.]]
26th Dec '15 8:46:29 PM nombretomado
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* {{Deconstruction}}: of [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks the Silver Age]] [[JusticeLeagueOfAmerica JLA]]. It fills in the blanks between adventures to explain the measures necessary to clean up after defeating supervillain schemes and [[StatusQuoIsGod restoring the status quo]]. They specifically reference an occasion when the [[LegionOfDoom Secret Society of Supervillains]] took control of the JLA's bodies and (likely) learned their secret identities. How do you think the heroes averted DeathBySecretIdentity for the villains? Green Arrow further suggests that Superman and Batman knowingly look the other way and don't ask questions about how the League's B-Squad does its clean-up.

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* {{Deconstruction}}: of [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks the Silver Age]] [[JusticeLeagueOfAmerica JLA]]. It fills in the blanks between adventures to explain the measures necessary to clean up after defeating supervillain schemes and [[StatusQuoIsGod restoring the status quo]]. They specifically reference an occasion when the [[LegionOfDoom Secret Society of Supervillains]] took control of the JLA's bodies and (likely) learned their secret identities. How do you think the heroes averted DeathBySecretIdentity for the villains? Green Arrow further suggests that Superman and Batman knowingly look the other way and don't ask questions about how the League's B-Squad does its clean-up.



* ExternalRetcon: Retcons much of the goofiness of TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks, particularly in the form of Doctor Light.

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* ExternalRetcon: Retcons much of the goofiness of TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks, UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks, particularly in the form of Doctor Light.
22nd Nov '15 2:39:16 PM rushguy1
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* SlasherSmile: [[spoiler:...it was just like the old days, [[http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/12/125570/3187834-6178351198-Ident.jpg wasn't it?]]]]
15th Nov '15 3:38:35 PM StFan
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They reveal that years ago Dr. Light managed to teleport to the League's satellite and discovered Sue alone and [[RapeAsBackstory proceeded]] [[RapeAsDrama to rape her]]. Light is stopped quickly, but lustfully swears he will do it again [[CardboardPrison as soon as he's released]], and in the meantime [[EvilGloating will tell all the other supervillains how he raped Elongated Man's wife]]. The League then decides to wipe his memory and change his personality so the threat is defused. In the present, Dr. Light discovers he's the League's target and hires Deathstroke, but in the tail end of the fight, Light regains his memories and escapes, revealing the truth in an optic construct only the Flash is fast enough to see. The Flash sees that Batman was there the night Sue was raped, but {{Zatanna}} mindwiped him as well when he tried to stop Dr. Light's mindwipe.

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They reveal that years ago Dr. Light managed to teleport to the League's satellite and discovered Sue alone and [[RapeAsBackstory proceeded]] [[RapeAsDrama to rape her]]. Light is stopped quickly, but lustfully swears he will do it again [[CardboardPrison as soon as he's released]], and in the meantime [[EvilGloating will tell all the other supervillains how he raped Elongated Man's wife]]. The League then decides to wipe his memory and change his personality so the threat is defused. In the present, Dr. Light discovers he's the League's target and hires Deathstroke, but in the tail end of the fight, Light regains his memories and escapes, revealing the truth in an optic construct only the Flash is fast enough to see. The Flash sees that Batman was there the night Sue was raped, but {{Zatanna}} ComicBook/{{Zatanna}} mindwiped him as well when he tried to stop Dr. Light's mindwipe.
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