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(Free pdf) The Rann-Thanagar War (Countdown to Infinite Crisis)

The Rann-Thanagar War (Countdown to Infinite Crisis) Dave Gibbons ePub | *DOC | audiobook | ebooks | Download PDF

#421548 in Books DC Comics 2006-01-01 2006-01-01Original language:EnglishPDF # 1 10.20 x .20 x 6.60l, .47 #File Name: 1401208398144 pages | File size: 78.Mb Dave Gibbons : The Rann-Thanagar War (Countdown to Infinite Crisis) before purchasing it in order to gage whether or not it would be worth my time, and all praised The Rann-Thanagar War (Countdown to Infinite Crisis): 0 of 0 people found the following review helpful. Good for Fans of Infinite Crisis and its Tie-Ins but a Tough Read for Casual FansBy clairetoldmetochangemyscreennameOf the prequel series that lead into Infinite Crisis, Rann-Thanagar War is definitely the weakest. The plot of the book revolves around the titular war between the planets of Rann and


Thanagar and their numerous allies across the galaxy. Very little of this book ends up being relevant to the plot of Infinite Crisis aside from the fact that Alexander Luthor of Earth 3 manifests the source of his reality-rewriting power in the middle of the Polaris star system (where the two planets reside). In order to fully comprehend and enjoy this book, you need to read Infinite Crisis Companion (a group of four short stand alone comics, one of which takes place right after this book and shows more of the in-depth connections between Rann-Thanagar War and Infinite Crisis), Infinite Crisis itself of course, and most likely the JSA comics by Geoff Johns as they explain the convoluted backstory of Hawkman, Hawkgirl, and Thanagar.The meat of the book sees massive soul-sucking villain Onimar Synn being resurrected by a death cult on Thanagar after their planet is pushed out of orbit by Rann and roasted in the sun. Synn is a previous JSA villain thought dead who leads an all out war on Rann, blaming its people for the death of Thanagar. Adam Strange, hero of Rann, recruits Hawkman and Hawkgirl of the JSA to end the fighting. As the war progresses, however, it becomes clear that the real culprit was never the people of Rann, but an outside force (Superboy Prime). All in the all, the book is decent at best with a few too many busily drawn battle scenes that are hard to follow. Great for Infinite Crisis completionists, but a tough read for casual fans due to the numerous previous books you'll need familiarity with to understand.0 of 0 people found the following review helpful. As they described, ex-librery book. Got what I ...By ThewhonOAs they described, ex-librery book. Got what I paid for, maybe more than what I paid for do to such low price, so I'm content. Thank you :)0 of 1 people found the following review helpful. Boring... and not really necessary for the "Countdown Series"By Ruben PerezNice to read, but it has a lot of text explaining all the war background and it becomes boring. The storyline doesn't really add to the Crisis storyline either, so I recommend it only if you're a fan of Hawkman or Adam Strange (a TRUE fan). Language:English.Rann-Thanagar War From Publishers WeeklyDetermined to leave no bit of the events leading up to its much-publicized miniseries Infinite Crisis undepictedor unmerchandisedDC offers this action-packed but unengaging tale of interstellar warfare. Planet Thanagar was the home of Hawkman and Hawkgirl before murderous fanatics devastated it. Rann is the adopted home of Earthling superhero Adam Strange. Now refugee cultists are plotting to revive their demon-god, Onimar Synn, the Eater of Souls. Other planets and empires dabble in the struggle, and other second-rank heroes, such as Green Lantern, become involved, too. A lot of stuff happensyet the overall effect isn't so much high drama as constant, busy fussing. Gibbon's script keeps the actors moving briskly, and efficiently selects details from the overstuffed history of the DC universe, while the team of artists is fully professional in rendering hyper-detailed battle scenes and big panels full of muscular male and female bodies. These stories are supposed to prepare readers for DC's the Infinite Crisis series and a new kind of DC Universe. But there's more perspiration than inspiration here. (Jan.) Copyright Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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