|DC One Million. Written by various. Pencilled by various. Inked by various. New York: DC Comics, 1999. 208p. $14.95. ISBN 1-56389-525-0.|
NOTE: This book collects some of the comics that made up the various 1,000,000 titles.
Much more seriously, this book is incomplete. It doesn't collect many of the 1,000,000 issues, so a lot of what might have been interesting action--and a lot of stuff that would have helped this story rise above its complete incoherence--is dismissed in a few narrative lines. For example, "The Superman from 85,271 AD used his astounding 'force vision' to free Arsenal and contain a Rocket Red from laying waste to Metropolis."
Half-assed ripoff "books" like this are an embarrassment and an insult to the comics community. Although it probably has some current fans, I guarantee that in a few years no one will be able to make head or tail of it. I am philosophically opposed to publishing "books" like this, and I urge people not to purchase it.
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