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There's a new kind of crisis threatening the heroes of the DC Universe, ripped from real-world headlines by CIA-operative turned comics writer Tom King: How does a superhero handle PTSD?
THERE'S NEVER BEEN A CRISIS LIKE THIS.
Welcome to Sanctuary. Constructed in secret by Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman, the facility is a hospital like no other. Here, superheroes reeling from their fight against evil use bleeding-edge artificial intelligence to process their trauma and return to the never-ending battle.
But this Sanctuary is about to be violated.
Murder has infiltrated this haven. The prime suspects? Clown Princess Harley Quinn and time-traveler Booster Gold.
Now the Man of Steel, the Dark Knight, and the Amazon Princess must seek them both, leading the hunt for the culprit behind this terrible crime.
But the danger is deeper than they know. And unless they catch the real killer, the secrets--and the lives--of every hero in the universe are in jeopardy...
Acclaimed writer Tom King joins artists Clay Mann (Trinity), Lee Weeks (Batman), and Mitch Gerads (The Sheriff of Babylon) for Heroes in Crisis--an unprecedented comics event that sheds light on the darkest corners of the DC Universe's psyche, exploring the ripped-from-the-front-lines post-traumatic stress disorder crisis in a bold and unforgettable superhero thriller.
Collects Heroes in Crisis #1-9.
About the Author
Tom King is a comic book writer and novelist, best known for his work at DC Comics including Batman, Mister Miracle, Grayson and Omega Men. He often relies on his experience as an ex-CIA agent and experiences during the recent conflicts in the Middle East in his writing, especially apparent in Grayson (alongside co-writer Tim Seeley) and Omega Men and in The Sheriff of Babylon, published under the Vertigo imprint.
“Heroes in Crisis is a fresh look at the normalization of hypermasculinity, which leaves no room for emotional vulnerability.” —Newsweek
“Dives into the far-reaching effects of post-traumatic stress disorder, all through the lens of a superhero comic.” —Inverse
“The nuanced look at characters both iconic and obscure adds an even greater sense of richness to this story.” —IGN
“Hooked us in from the first few pages.” —Nerdist
“Treats death like what it is—tragedy.” —Polygon
“Mythological and grandiose.” —io9
“It's a gut punch for readers and Wally's fellow heroes alike.” —SyFy Wire
“Clay Mann’s art and Tomeu Morey’s colors are enthralling, and the warm, September afternoon feeling of the book only adds to the overall sense of dread.” —Den of Geek
“Absolutely compelling.” —Black Nerd Problems
“Writer Tom King weaves a tense whodunnit into a sometimes controversial plotline that examines
the psychological turmoil beneath the costume, from PTSD to addiction.” —The Ringer
"An underlying story about emotional pain and trauma among superheroes...a story of heroic, larger than life characters who must also deal with the very real fallout of post-traumatic stress disorder in the wake of the brutal circumstances surrounding their adventures." —Publishers Weekly