Multiversity: Pax Americana #1
w. Grant Morrison
a. Frank Quitely
5 out of 5 Space Monkeys
Okay. Wow. Jut hold on sec…Okay, so…The creative team behind such award-winning books as All Star Superman, New X-Men: E is for Extinction, Flex Mentallo, JLAEarth 2, We3 and Batman & Robin is producing a chapter of DC’s Multiverse dealing with the Charlton characters. The Question. Blue Beetle. Captain Atom. Nightshade. Peacemaker. All of this characters embroiled in political intrigue, superhero drama and cosmic world threats. ( hmmmm last time two Englishmen tackled the Charlton characters we got a little book you might have heard of called Watchmen. Let’s see what these crazy Scots can do! ).
Morrison’s cosmic battle across the Multiverse lands on Earth-4 and the Chaos of the Gentry spreads. The Pax Americana that has kept peace across the world shattered like a pane of glass by a bullet…A bullet fired from the Peacemaker’s gun…while sky-diving…killing President of the United States.
Why has this stalwart super-hero committed one the most heinous crimes in history? What deeper mystery lies behind the murder of a hero’s wife? Can the reluctant team of Blue Beetle and the Question save the world with their street level crime fighting? And what happens when the cursed Ultra comic falls into the hands of Earth-4’s most powerful being, the god like Captain Atom?
Find all this out and more, in Morrison and Quitley’s multiversal homage to Watchmen!