So... I said I would review this, so here goes...
Written by Grant Morrison
Pencils by Ivan Reis
Inks by Joe Prado
Colors by Todd Klein
"House of Heroes"
So, I've read this book three times now. Without having read Final Crisis or Crisis on Infinite Earths, I'm not sure the reader could have a grasp of what is going on. This is Morrison at his worst. Not only is he referential to the point of obscuring what happens on the page, he is also being very self-referential. Things happen off the page and not only do they happen off the page, like Nix Uotan's death (and given the end of the book, well, is he even dead?), we are only told in passing. This is the main character of the book at the beginning and his death is pretty much handled by another character going "he died." Ugh.
The literal deus ex machina from Final Crisis is back in a song that harmonizes the universe somehow? Didn't get it then, don't get it now.
There is cool stuff, the haunted comic, whatever world we are on in the beginning of the book getting the ball rolling, Captain Carrot, Obama Superman, but it's all kind of mixed up in this nonsensical too big for its britches story Morrison can't figure out how to get across in the first installment.
I thought I like Ivan Reis, and for the most part this book is in that House DC style that was the forefront back when 52 came out. However, his Captain Carrot is ugly and Rufino's colors are all wrong, too dark and muddle the artwork.
This is a book I want to like a lot, but I just don't.
Story - 3
Art - 3