There's a new kind of crisis threatening the heroes of the DC Universe, ripped from real-world headlines by CIA-operative turned comics writer Tom King- How does a superhero handle PTSD?
Tom King is a comic book writer and novelist, best known for his work at DC Comics including Batman, Mister Miracle, Grayson and Omega Men. He often relies on his experience as an ex-CIA agent and experiences during the recent conflicts in the Middle East in his writing, especially apparent in Grayson (alongside co-writer Tim Seeley) and Omega Men and in The Sheriff of Babylon, published under the Vertigo imprint.
"Heroes in Crisis is a fresh look at the normalization of
hypermasculinity, which leaves no room for emotional
"Dives into the far-reaching effects of post-traumatic stress disorder, all through the lens of a superhero comic." -Inverse
"The nuanced look at characters both iconic and obscure adds an even greater sense of richness to this story." -IGN
"Hooked us in from the first few pages." -Nerdist
"Treats death like what it is-tragedy." -Polygon
"Mythological and grandiose." -io9
"It's a gut punch for readers and Wally's fellow heroes alike." -SyFy Wire
"Clay Mann's art and Tomeu Morey's colors are enthralling, and the warm, September afternoon feeling of the book only adds to the overall sense of dread." -Den of Geek
"Absolutely compelling." -Black Nerd Problems
"Writer Tom King weaves a tense whodunnit into a sometimes controversial plotline that examines
the psychological turmoil beneath the costume, from PTSD to addiction." -The Ringer
"An underlying story about emotional pain and trauma among superheroes...a story of heroic, larger than life characters who must also deal with the very real fallout of post-traumatic stress disorder in the wake of the brutal circumstances surrounding their adventures." -Publishers Weekly