Snapshot: The Multiversity: Pax Americana #1 Reviewed by Rene Alvarado

pax-americana---cover-113114The Multiversity: Pax Americana #1
STORY BY: Grant Morrison
ART BY: Frank Quitely
COLORS BY: Nathan Fairbairn
LETTERS BY: Rob Leigh
COVER BY: Frank Quitely, Nathan Fairbairn, Jae Lee, June Chung,Patrick Gleason, Christian Alamy, Michael Cho, Grant Morrison
PUBLISHER: DC Comics
Out of all of The Multiversity event books that DC has put out this year, Pax Americana is the single best comic book I have read all year. It’s that frigging good. I am a bit biased because I’m such a fan of everyone involved behind the scenes and of the characters in this part of The Multiversity, but even with that bias, this is a book that every comic book fan needs to check out.
      This book takes place on the Earth that’s home to the Charlton Comics characters (Blue Beetle, Captain Atom, The Question, Peacemaker). These characters are important to the DC Multiversity because they are the characters that inspired DC’s classic comic book Watchmen. You’ll start to put who’s who together pretty fast as you read the book.
       From the moment you get a good look at the cover and the first few pages of Pax Americana, you’ll see that this is something completely different from anything else published this year. This book is so good that I’m not going to comment or spoil anything for anyone. Just read it.
        The art by Frank Quietly is his usual greatness. The writing by Morrison here is some of his best, period.  It’s also some of the best I’ve read of the DC stuff I’ve been reading lately. This book blew my mind.  Highest possible recommendation.
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