Author’s Note: Random Access Memory is me looking back at the specific comics that shaped my life. Each month I go back in time – in five year intervals – to examine key comics that came out those months. (The idea is that after five years of monthly columns, I will have covered an entire lifetime – in this case, fifty years – of reading comics.) I also list all the comics I read that particular month. This will afford readers the opportunity to chastise me for not reading specific comics, and/or laugh at the horrible, horrible choices I made
I was actually looking forward to this comic, the second installation in the Rann-Thanagar Holy War series. Iâ€™m a science fiction nerd at heart, and whenever you get guys flying around with ray-guns and rocket packs, Iâ€™m a happy man. And this issue was just as good as the last one, with a story that really has me interested by Jim Starlin.
or, “Superheroes. In. SPAAAACCCE!” With a Crisis in the DC Universe there inevitably comes a return to Rann and Thanagar. Thus, for all of us who enjoy a bit of the good old science fiction, all of our space heroes come together to deal with some cosmic threat that somehow always ends up focusing on Rann and/or Thanagar. So the first entry in DCâ€™s Final Crisis turns out to be the Rann-Thanagar Holy War, and it looks as if Jim Starlin, writer of this series, has a definite issue with religion.