Heroes in Crisis #6
Written by Tom King
Art by Clay Mann and Mitch Gerards
Colors by Tomeu Morey
Letters by Clayton Cowles
More of life at Sanctuary is revealed and one of the residents gets a surprise guest.
Gnarrk spends his time at the hidden facility lamenting the difference between his time and the new world he has become a part of. His journey for meaning and context will take him through the works of Keats and others. The former caveman will wonder if he was better off in his own time.
The facility will ask the heroes a question about the nature of heroism by asking how many people they have saved. The answers will be unique based on the hero. Some will have no answer, some will say they don’t count and others will know every one.
Harley Quinn will visit Poison Ivy and use the facility to confront her complicated relationship with Joker.
Wally will deal with the expectations everyone had about him when he returned. The hope he brought back into their lives and how that hope didn’t include his wife and children.
In the midst of all the pain and emotional examination the heroes are going through, the murderer makes his appearance and the reveal will change everything going forward.
Tom King takes this part of the story to some interesting and dark places. We’re getting answers to what happened and those answers are as surprising as everything else in this series. King does something interesting and engaging with the characters featured in this issue. I enjoyed the philosophical search for meaning Gnarrk is going through.
The hopelessness and pain Wally is dealing with is full of compelling drama. It’s the one part of Wally’s return that has only been touched on. King gives it a deeper meaning throughout this issue and it makes what happens to him all the more tragic.
Clay Mann and Mitch Gerards deliver some amazing art in this issue. Both artists bring beautiful detail and emotion to the pages.