Who is saved?
Heroes in Crisis #6 is paced much slower than its predecessors and the prior books were slow paced as is. This is not a bad thing at all. I can see how the pacing could be a problem for some people who want more action, smashing, etc. out of a comic. Personally, I appreciate the slower pace to enjoy a comic and to not rush through and finish a book in a few minutes.
We are presented with three in-depth looks at what it means to deal with one’s existence in their current place in life, looking through the eyes of Gnarrk, Wally West, and Harley Quinn. Gnarrk has the most unexpected-yet-expected reflection. While it is is a bit of a trope to have a character who appears to be an intellectual simpleton expounding on the meaning of life in the most literary and thoughtful ways, I am happy to see some high-brow material brought into a big event from a Big-Two company.
Wally’s story was much more interesting to me in what has been an ongoing thread from events prior to HiC. What does it mean to be “hope” for the DCU at large when that very symbol of hope doesn’t have any. I really feel for Wally, for being brought into the Rebirth universe at the expense of all that makes him happy.
Harley’s story fell a bit flat for me as I really didn’t get anything new out of her situation: dealing with her trauma with the Joker and handling her relationship with Poison Ivy. While the end of HiC is meant to throw a wrench in the mystery of who committed the massacre, it seems more of a red herring than anything else. Looking forward to a real reveal and a wrap-up with only three issues to go.