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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
Tags:suggestions, read, fiction, superhero, graphic novel, series, countdown to infinite crisis, anthology

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Rann-Thanagar War by Dave Gibbons



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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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Campos, MarcIllustratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Reis, IvanIllustratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Albert, OclairIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bennett, JoeIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Jadson, JackIllustratorsecondary 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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