Heroes in Crisis #3
Written by Tom King
Art by Clay Mann and Lee Weeks
Colors by Tomeu Morey
Letters by Clayton Cowles
Dealing with trauma leads to tragedy in the new issue of Heroes in Crisis.
Lagoon Boy, Wally West and Booster Gold are the focus of this issue and each hero is dealing with a traumatic event that is effecting them on a personal level daily. Lagoon Boy is dealing with an attack on the team that left him shot by a laser. He repeats the event over and over in his mind wondering how he is supposed to react to the event.
Wally West is dealing with the trauma of being locked in a timeline that is different than the one he remembers. He is trying to process a life that doesn’t include his wife Linda or his two children and his inability to fix what’s broken both with himself and with the world.
Booster Gold’s trauma is one of the more interesting ones because he seems to be at war with himself. It’s not clear if an event prompted this personal crisis but it might be a clue to why he is the one of the only survivors of Sanctuary.
It’s unclear what prompts the heroes to exit the facility or what force brings them down, but what is clear is that Booster and Harley are the only ones standing.
The mystery in Heroes in Crisis continues to build and that mystery is compelling. Aside from the traumatic event that sparks this series, the psychological struggles these heroes are dealing with are equally as interesting and King does a great job of making those fears palpable and understandable to the reader. There are a lot of layers to this story and each one that is uncovered is well-executed.
The art in this issue from Clay Mann and Lee Weeks is brilliant. The composition of each page brings this story to life.