“Heroes In Crisis” vs “Unstoppable Wasp” and a Look at Mental Illness

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I know it seems a bit odd to talk about a Marvel book on a Flash website, but stay with me a moment. There are two series currently running, one at DC and one at Marvel, in which mental illness has been portrayed in a major plot line. For DC, it’s HEROES IN CRISIS, with a tragedy occurring at a mental health facility for superheroes called Sanctuary. For Marvel, it’s THE UNSTOPPABLE WASP, in which the lead character is diagnosed with bipolar disorder.  So, how do the two story lines match up? Follow us after the jump!

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RT @SilverAgedEd: We look HEROES IN CRISIS and THE UNSTOPPABLE WASP – how does each treat issues of mental illness? Our post here:

“Heroes In Crisis” vs “Unstoppable Wasp” and a Look at Mental Illness

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I feel like I ought to write something for Speed Force about what’s going on with Heroes in Crisis and The Flash…

I feel like I ought to write something for @SpeedForce
about what’s going on with Heroes in Crisis and The Flash, but unlike anger, severe disappointment just isn’t motivating.

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Fortunately, Ed wrote something better than I could have, and broadened it to the way Heroes in Crisis is handling mental illness as compared to The Unstoppable Wasp.

“Heroes In Crisis” vs “Unstoppable Wasp” and a Look at Mental Illness

#comics #TheFlash #HeroesInCrisis #TheWasp #WallyWest

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Spoilers for upcoming comics in April!

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Spoilers for upcoming comics in April!

This is part of DC’s official solicitations for that month, and you can see the full list of them here.

THE FLASH #68
written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
art by CHRISTIAN DUCE
cover by DAN MORA
variant cover by MITCH GERADS
The Flash has arrived back in his home of Central City to discover something…off. The people are all acting strangely, including his friends and colleagues—but before Barry can figure out why, the entire Central City PD attacks! At last the great trick is revealed: the Trickster now rules supreme! With Iron Heights as his fun-house base of operations, Trickster plunges the entire city into madness—and the Flash is powerless to save them!
ON SALE 04.10.19
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
FC | RATED T
This issue will ship with two covers.
Please see the order form for details.

THE FLASH #69
written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
art by SCOTT KOLINS
cover by DAN MORA
variant cover by MITCH GERADS
Riot in Central City! Trickster has pulled out all the stops in his assault on Flash’s hometown, and the Scarlet Speedster is powerless to crack Trickster’s code! Our hero is faced with an impossible choice: save the people of Central City—or let the villain who caused it all escape to wreak havoc another day!
ON SALE 04.24.19
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
FC | RATED T
This issue will ship with two covers.
Please see the order form for details.

THE FLASH BY MARK WAID BOOK SIX TP
written by MARK WAID, BRIAN AUGUSTYN and RON MARZ
art by PAUL RYAN, EDUARDO BARRETO, BART SEARS and others
cover by STEVE LIGHTLE
In these tales, the mayor of Keystone asks the Flash to relocate himself away from Keystone City—but trouble still manages to find the Fastest Man Alive in his new home of Santa Marta. First, the Flash saves a presidential candidate from the Top, a member of the Rogues. Then, Mr. Frost strikes—and his illusions threaten to destroy both the Flash and his new home. And when word spreads that the Flash has moved to a new city, several of his greatest foes show up to cause trouble, including the earthquake-causing Major Disaster! Collects THE FLASH #119-129, THE FLASH/GREEN LANTERN: FASTER FRIENDS #1-2, THE FLASH PLUS NIGHTWING #1 and a story from DC UNIVERSE HOLIDAY BASH #1.
ON SALE 05.29.19 | $29.99 US | 416 PAGES
FC | ISBN: 978-1-4012-9380-2

SUICIDE SQUAD VOL. 8: LEGERDEMAIN TP
written by JOHN OSTRANDER and KIM YALE
art by GEOF ISHERWOOD and ROBERT CAMPANELLA
cover by GEOF ISHERWOOD and KARL KESEL
Batman, Superman and Aquaman suspect that Amanda Waller had a hand in the death of Ray Palmer, but when they seek to question the Squad, they find resistance from the Jihad and Hayoth. Can the world’s most dangerous criminals take on a trio of the most powerful Justice League members? We’ll give you one guess! Collects SUICIDE SQUAD #59-66.
ON SALE 05.15.19
$19.99 US | 192 PAGES
FC | ISBN: 978-1-4012-8953-9

HEROES IN CRISIS #8
written by TOM KING
art by CLAY MANN and MITCH GERADS
cover by MITCH GERADS
variant cover by RYAN SOOK
You’ve seen all the clues. You’ve heard the testimony and eavesdropped on the secret confessions of the World’s Greatest Super Heroes. Now, with the killer revealed, it’s time to find out why. What could have driven a hero to the brink, to turn a savior into a murderer? Rifts will form between old allies, and the trinity of Wonder Woman, Superman and Batman will have their leadership challenged and will question their own judgment. Sanctuary has become something they never imagined…and it’s still potentially carrying on without them!
ON SALE 04.24.19
$3.99 US | 8 of 9 | 32 PAGES
FC | RATED T+
This issue will ship with two covers.
Please see the order form for details.

Some yammering and potentially spoilery speculation about Heroes In Crisis behind a cut because it’s only somewhat on topic for the blog.

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I haven’t been able to bring myself to open an issue of The Flash since I saw the list of casualties in Heroes In Crisis #1. I’ve been buying them. I’ve picked the next one up a couple of times to read it. But I just haven’t been able to do it.

I’m getting close to the why-are-you-buying-it-if-you-aren’t-reading-it point.

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Last week I gave up on “The Unexpected” after 5 issues…

Last week I gave up on “The Unexpected” after 5 issues. It was the only one of the New Age of DC Heroes comics that caught my eye. The first issue was good, but after that it just meandered and meandered.

It turns out DC is cancelling it with issue 8.

So I’m down to one DC comic, The Flash, which I haven’t been able to work up any enthusiasm to read since Heroes in Crisis hit.

#comics

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“The Unexpected” cancellation was not a surprise.

I’m down to 1 DC comic, though I am reading more Vertigo.

https://booktoot.club/@KelsonReads/100906383595096010

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Killing off another Flash for shock value in another book with Crisis in the title …

Killing off another Flash for shock value in another book with Crisis in the title is lazy. Killing off yet another Titan for shock value is lazy. Killing off a former headliner who shares a title with another character who’s currently starring in their own book so you can kill an A-lister without actually killing off a current book is lazy.

These were shocking years ago. Now they’re cliches.

More @SpeedForce: https://speedforce.org/2018/10/tired-of-dead-speedsters/

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I was already numb to any interest in reading Heroes in Crisis. Having read the …

I was already numb to any interest in reading Heroes in Crisis. Having read the list of confirmed deaths in the first issue alone, I’ve changed my decision from “maybe pick up the trade if reviews are good” to “nope.”

I’m tired of any character who isn’t currently headlining a book being one editorial decision away from cannon fodder.

And I’m tired of comics repeating story beats just to repeat them without looking at what made them work (or not) in the first place.

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I was already numb to any interest in reading Heroes in Crisis. Having read the list of confirmed deaths in the first issue alone, I’ve changed my decision from “maybe pick up the trade if reviews are good” to “nope.”

I was already numb to any interest in reading Heroes in Crisis. Having read the list of confirmed deaths in the first issue alone, I’ve changed my decision from “maybe pick up the trade if reviews are good” to “nope.”

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I’m tired of any character who isn’t currently headlining a book being one editorial decision away from cannon fodder.

And I’m tired of comics repeating story beats just to repeat them without looking at what made them work (or not) in the first place.

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