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Just Imagine...Crisis

Posted: Monday, September 16, 2002
By: Michael Deeley

Writer: Stan Lee
Artist: John Cassaday

Publisher: DC Comics

Wonder Woman brings together all the heroes from the ‘Just Imagine’ series to fight Crisis, the otherworldly monster who’s bringing the nightmare realm to Earth. But this Justice League may be defeated by the traitor in their midst.

Low-quality finish, I must say. Crisis turns out to be just a big guy in a lame mask. He doesn’t look anything like Adam Hughes’ artwork on the back. It doesn’t even look like the Anti-Monitor’s costume from the original ‘Crisis’. That would have been a nice touch.

Lee puts his usual speed and action into this story, but it lacks intensity and drama. You just don’t feel like the world is coming to an end. Cassaday’s art is fine, but Sinclair’s flat coloring gives the book an amateurish feeling. In fact, Cassaday’s inks seem thin, and in some place appear broken. Sure, the figures are well-drawn and detailed, but without computer coloring they don’t seem to belong in the story.

Final Word:
I’m just glad this whole mess is over. Aside from the inevitable TPB, we’ll probably never see these versions of DC’s greatest heroes and villains ever again. But if we do, for God’s sake, get a different writer.

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