Harley's Crew Book Club, Weeks 5 & 6 : Heroes In Crisis (Issues 1-4)

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As we continue our reading on the way to the Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy miniseries we’re going to first read Heroes In Crisis.

Aside from being one of my favorite stories, the events in Heroes In Crisis are what set us up for what happens in Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy, so in essence it’s going to be one long story.

This round we’ll read books 1 to 4 and next round we’ll finish it up with books 5 to 9.

As always we’ll take the first week (09/14 to 09/20) to read the books and we’ll spend the second week (09/21 to 09/27) discussing what we read.

Here is the link to the books:
https://www.dcuniverse.com/comics/series/heroes-in-crisis-2018/64d3e844-69cd-4664-b74c-c4a0aa139fc3

I’m SUPER excited to read this again!

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Definitely interested to see where this conversation goes, due to how infamous and controversial this story is.

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Infamous and controversial? I don’t know how sales were of either the single issues or the trade but that should have doubled them what with the perpetual outraged citizen’s brigade on twitter proclaiming that it was both

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This is my favorite scene EVER:

But there are some panels in Heroes In Crisis that might just tie with this one. I won’t spoil anything by posting them now but I enjoyed this story A LOT!

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Oh it sold well, but between what King does with certain characters here and the Wedding arc of Batman, Tom King ended up receiving enough credible death threats during that time that during con season he had to be escorted at all times by armed guards.

Looking the info again to clarify, I did love one quote that kind of emphasizes just how dumb it was:

There used to be a bounty on my head from the ■■■■■■■ Taliban — I can deal with a few Twitter followers.

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Yeah, I read Heroes in Crisis as I have never been able to resist any DC series which slaps the word ‘Crisis’ in the title but am still mystified how one panel of Barbara Gordon had presumably, giving them the benefit of the doubt, reasonable intelligent people having two hemorrhages apiece.
I don’t need anyone schoolin’ me in everything that is wrong with that panel and the context of the surrounding ones, to be clear.

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Speaking of groups like the Taliban…

I am going to say right now that this series is a big part of what I use to support my opinion that certain “Heroes” are sleepers for The Legion of Doom.

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@hashtag-goodtobejo That would be a terrific storyline to pursue in some form if Tom King could be kept away from it in the same way that Zack Snyder should be kept away from the DC film universe.

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Maybe it’ll be my first Fan Fiction…

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Writing advice I have heard which i consider to be sound advice is to write about what you know and are passionate about and we are all passionate about the loss of control when humanity always naively and quite arrogantly believes they have no strings on them.

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…and one thing I know is that there’s a certain “Hero” who a lot of people seem to love who really does a whole lot of nothing other than running around messing things up. I should research how many Crisis were due to said “Hero.” My money says most of them.

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Coughherocough.

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I really wish I could like that twice!

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It is all a semantics game giving the public the ol’ Razzle Dazzle like Homelander and Queen Maeve putting a spin on they being the ones who crashed that jetliner killing everyone on board and then manipulating the video footage to blame terrorists,
They are sold as heroes to the American public.

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Shhhhh!!!
I haven’t started Season Two yet!

:laughing: :laughing: Spoilers ALL OVER this thread!!! :laughing: :laughing:

Are you a Walking Dead fan?
Well…
Daryl isn’t real!

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Wait…
That was in the first season, wasn’t it?

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That was a scene from an episode of Season One. I don’t remember which one. somewhere in the middle.
I haven’t started watching Season Two yet, either.

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Yes, it was.

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exuseee me? :face_with_raised_eyebrow: i have a poster of this man

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You should read the books…
They make a pizza out of a dude’s face.

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