A great conclusion to Cooke’s “New Frontier” storyline. Cooke’s plot bounces between 50s nostalgia, 60s activism and the dawning of DC’s Silver Age to present a storyline that plays off all we knew and wish we knew about Cold War US Politics and harbors us into the new age of American Politics. Cooke effectively balances a large number of DC staple characters by focusing on the non-superpowered and the human alter-egoes of his characters to create a narrative that doesn’t default to the Big 3 (Superman, The Batman and Wonder Woman) whenever he needs a deus ex machina.
Cooke’s faux naïve interpretation of the DC Universe with 50s Birth of the Cool art design highlights the retro experience that allows us to reimagine these familiar characters and classic origin stories from a fresh perspective.
And, yes, this is a big morality tale but what else do you expect from a good comic!