DC Comics is undergoing something of a superhero renaissance of late, which is reflected in a host of terrific collections in my Teetering Tower of Revew Stuff:
• The history leading up to "Final Crisis" ($29.99, by Grant Morrison, J.G. Jones and Doug Mahnke) is a long, strange trip – as is the book itself.
Short history: DC's superhero books have a tradition dating to 1963 of an annual crisis of some sort, generally in the summer, bringing together its biggest stars for a huge adventure (or if you're cynical, a huge sales event).
Last year, the Powers That Be determined that 2008 would be the last: a Final Crisis.
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