DC This Week

Review – Dark Crisis #2: The War on Titans Tower

Dark Crisis #2 variant cover, via DC Comics.

Dark Crisis #2 – Joshua Williamson, Writer; Daniel Sampere, Artist; Alejandro Sanchez, Colorist

Ray – 9/10

Ray: Dark Crisis is still keeping its larger plot at arm’s length, with Pariah lurking in the background and building his dark army—as he subtly influences figures on Earth. That’s a little surprising two issues in—but the story of those left behind is more than compelling enough that you don’t miss his presence at all. The heroes have barely gotten the chance to mourn the Justice League when Deathstroke attempts to create a lot more grief, waging a full-on assault on Titans Tower with the seeming intent of massacring everyone inside. Much like the end of Shadow War, this seems to be a shot across the bow that Deathstroke is a full-on villain from here on out—putting a bullet in Beast Boy’s head and challenging Nightwing to a one-on-one fight that seems designed to make him sacrifice himself for his students. And it may just work—until an unexpected arrival from a new ally.

Related Post
The pariah. Via DC Comics.

The partnership between Nightwing and Jon Kent’s Superman has been one of the best parts of this series so far, and it’s great to see them fight side by side. The arrival of a particularly deadly villain of Jon’s father indicates that Deathstroke’s plot is much more ambitious than it seemed at first. These two make a great anchor for the new DCU, although they have to compete for that role with Black Adam—who seems to believe he should be the new leader of the Justice League. This issue starts fast and never slows down, with brilliant action scenes and great character moments. There are a few continuity glitches, both with the Teen Titans and with the Green Lanterns, that may reflect that some time has passed for the heroes. Overall, this second issue is just as strong as the first, although I’m still waiting for it to hit that next gear and equal the scale of the top-tier Crisis events that have come before it.

To find reviews of all the DC issues, visit DC This Week.

GeekDad received this comic for review purposes.

Liked it? Take a second to support GeekDad and GeekMom on Patreon!

This post was last modified on July 2, 2022 9:58 pm

Ray Goldfield

Ray Goldfield is a comics superfan going back almost thirty years. When he's not reading way too many comics a week, he is working on his own writing. The first installment in his young adult fantasy-adventure, "Alex Actonn, Son of Two Seas", is available in Amazon now.

Published by

Recent Posts

Review: ‘Usagi Yojimbo’ Issue #29 — The Secret of the Green Dragon

A three-part conspiracy plot begins to unravel.

August 14, 2022

GeekDad Daily Deal: BOSMA Aegis Smart Door Lock

Unlock new security potential with a BOSMA Aegis Smart Door Lock!

August 13, 2022

Review: ‘Cat + Gamer’ Vol. 2 — Kawai Overload

Riko Kozakura can now define herself as an avid gamer and proud cat owner.

August 13, 2022

Cool Relief With the TheraICE Rx Migraine Relief Cap

The TheraICE Rx Migraine Hat gives 360-degree relief to migraine and headache sufferers with a…

August 12, 2022

Channel the Power of the Dark Side With ‘Star Wars Villainous: Power of the Dark Side’

Take on the role of one of film's most infamous baddies as 'Villainous' comes to…

August 12, 2022

Re-Roll: Tabletop Game News for Early August 2022

The board game (and board game-related!) news that caught our attention for early August 2022.

August 12, 2022

This website uses cookies.