This week on View from the Gutters our topic work is our 3-part 50th Episode Special! In part 2 we discuss the 2004 series, Identity Crisis, by Brad Meltzer and Rags Morales. Unlike the other two crises on our list, this one isn’t about a threat to the universe. This is a far more introspective story, and one that continues to be highly controversial amongst comic fans.
It features the murder of Sue Dibny, the Elogated Man’s wife, and the subsequent investigation which reveals a mountain of dirty secrets being kept within the Justice League, both from the world and the superhero community at large. It showcases the more human side of superheroes, and focuses heavily on the relationships between the superheroes and their non-powered loved ones.
This story begins a very dark period in the history of DC, which slowly builds up over the course of several years to the last event we’ll be talking about this episode: Infinite Crisis.
Our hosts for this episode were Andrew Chard, Joe Preti, Tobiah Panshin, Matt McGinnis, Eric Manix, and Cade Reynolds.