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Fictional Magic, Real Practice pt 2

It’s part two of my inquisition on the confluence of magical practice with fictional magic!

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Batman Saga (sort of) 3: We have come to the Final Crisis!

This post is on Final Crisis, which is not a Batman comic per se — Batman’s in it, certainly, but so is Superman and Black Lightning and a  lot of Green Lanterns and a bunch of Fourth World characters and, well, just about everybody, at least once. Hell, Zatanna appears in a single panel as one of the psychics trying to find an alternate universe. But in our sprawling Batman epic it’s important, even though it doesn’t focus on him entirely. So here we are, on the first day of the new year, dealing with this Final Crisis!

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And so destiny has brought us to this… the Fourth World!

I suppose a “best of 2012” post would be appropriate now, after having completed my anniversary post. I looked over all the books I read this year (the advantage of Goodreads, easy to see lists) and the most remarkable things I read were Jack Kirby’s Fourth World stories and Grant Morrison’s Seven Soldiers of Victory. I’ve only read the first half of Kirby’s Fourth World, but I figure now is as good a time as any to write something on it.

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