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The Rann-Thanagar War (Countdown to Infinite Crisis) (edition 2006)

by Dave Gibbons, Ivan Reis (Illustrator)

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Title:The Rann-Thanagar War (Countdown to Infinite Crisis)
Authors:Dave Gibbons
Other authors:Ivan Reis (Illustrator)
Info:DC Comics (2006), Paperback, 144 pages
Collections:Your library, Read, Suggestions
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Tags:suggestions, read, fiction, superhero, graphic novel, series, countdown to infinite crisis, anthology

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I like DC's space heroes a lot-- they combine two of my favorite genres into one, after all-- but I didn't like this. For some reason, whenever DC does a space hero story, they feel compelled to chuck in all the space heroes. Captain Comet, Adam Strange, Hawkman, Hawkgirl, Hawkwoman, Starman, Tigorr, multiple Green Lanterns are all here, and I challenge you to get a grasp on any of their characters or personalities. The story in particular wants you to care about Adam Strange and family, but I don't; I'm not even interested in Captain Comet or Starman, and I've read and enjoyed other stories featuring them. These are just a bunch of people shouting exposition loudly at one another, fighting against a villain I don't really care about to protect a group of people that aren't interesting. This is the kind of stuff I should love: desperate battles against deadly villains. But the plotting feels arbitrary (there are, like, twelve last stands) and when major characters die, it doesn't even seem to matter. God, I wanted to like this so so much, and that makes its failure all the more disappointing.

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  Stevil2001 | Jul 6, 2014 |
The space part of the whole Infinite Crisis saga, as manipulations and supervillainry have led the inhabitants of the Polaris system to erupt into violent conflict.

Adam Strange, Hawkman, Hawkgirl and others get to try and sort that whole thing out, while staying alive and trying to keep a lot of people from both planets the same way.

http://graphicsf.blogspot.com/2007/04/infinite-crisis-rann-thanagar-war.html ( )
  bluetyson | Apr 14, 2007 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Dave Gibbonsprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Campos, MarcIllustratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Reis, IvanIllustratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Albert, OclairIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bennett, JoeIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Jadson, JackIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Prado, JoeIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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The planet Rann is on the verge of all out war. As tensions rise between two alien factions, Rannian space cop Adam Strange travels to Earth. With the balance of the universe in jeopardy, can their unified front avert an inevitable disaster?

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