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The Elongated Man is on a stakeout with a younger companion. While waiting for a crime to occur, they begin talking about his wife, Sue. "She's my lady," he says. Hours later, Sue is found dead.
You've heard of this before: a comic hero loses a loved one, is devastated, thinks of revenge. But this one really got to me. Heartbreaking and touching.
It's quite a decent whodunit too, with an excellent fight sequence involving Deathstroke and the members of the JLA.
Joss Whedon, in his introduction, says Brad Meltzer shines a light on these well-known DC characters, and shows us what has always been there: "Humanity."
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