Crossover Catalog seeks to examine crossover events of the big two, grading them on their Idea, Permanence, Execution, and Continuity. The IPEC scale and subsequent score will be recorded.
Look at that cover. Perez, the bright colors, Wonder Woman’s axe, I love this cover.
I might even dare to say I love… like the idea of this miniseries. A. Lot.
Behind the scenes, Perez was having a melt-down, titles shipped late, and the end result is…. less than great.
IDEA – I’m gonna steal:
As shown in the Wonder Woman (vol. 2) issues #51-57, after the Amazons announced themselves to the world in #50, Circe has been behind the scenes watching Diana’s every move. Circe is responsible for a series of brutal murders that have occurred where various artifacts have been stolen. The Amazons are framed for these crimes and public hysteria is whipped up against them. With the disappearance of Queen Hippolyta, General Phillipus wounded by gunfire and the death of Hellene, some Amazons are taken into custody. Steve Trevor is forced by General George Yedziniak to attack Themyscira; an oncoming war is about to begin.
This event was really designed to pump up Wonder Woman on her 50th anniversary, and with everything I have read about the event, and the event itself, I will say, the Idea was solid. 4/5
PERMANENCE – New characters are introduced, stuff happens, but DC was not really committed to this, and Perez unceremoniously left the book. 2/5
EXECUTION – The series itself was solid, but there were so many missteps with the tie-ins, from misnumbering, to late issues, etc… 1/5
CONTINUITY – In theory, it stretched across many books, but see the late releases, etc. 2/5
9/20= 45% YIKES