DC Comics & The Other History Of The DC Universe #1 Spoilers & Review: A Watchmen / Doomsday Clock Nod As Justice League & More Viewed Through Racialized Lens!

DC Comics and The Other History Of The DC Universe #1 Spoilers and Review follows.

A Watchmen / Doomsday Clock Nod As Justice League and More Viewed Through Racialized Lens!

The book has a few more variant covers in addition to the above.

Plus the main cover.

Considering this first issue recounts DC Comics publishing history from 1972 to 1995 through the eyes of Black Lighting aka Jefferson Pierce, while this series may not be in-continuity per se, it is compelling.

The advent of super-heroes and…

…who John Stewart the Green Lantern was viewed by the black community…

…was a take I hadn’t considered…

…nor their view of the virtually all-white (there was a green member) Justice League.

Then we get a nod to the Watchmen with a graphic of the election of Ronald Reagan as U.S. President.

Following that, we get the early 1980’s…

…Batman and the Outsiders insight…

…plus a return to a broken John Stewart due to his destruction of a planet in Cosmic Odyssey.

Then the break-up of the Batman-less Outsiders as…

…new diverse heroes emerge and…

…Black Lightning ponders a change in costume.

The Pulse:

A truly enthralling issue with a perspective needed for DC Comics. This is a look at my fandom from a boy to a man. An important voice is heard in this book. Gritty art paired with a gritty story. 8 out of 10.

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