Book Reviews of Trail of Time (DC Universe)

Trail of Time (DC Universe)
Trail of Time - DC Universe
Author: Jeff Mariotte
ISBN-13: 9780446616591
ISBN-10: 0446616591
Publication Date: 2/1/2007
Pages: 368
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: Warner Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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reviewed Trail of Time (DC Universe) on
Helpful Score: 4
I ordered this book because I was intruiged by the "world-without-a-Superman" concept. Many versions of this concept have been done in comic books and graphic novels before, but this one seemed new to me: The alternate Earth created by Jeff Mariotte has no Superman, but it DOES have a Clark Kent! As I said, intruiging, right? On this Earth, three powerful and immortal sorcerors make a move in the 6th century to control the world, but they can't keep a certain spaceship from Krypton touching down in Kansas in the late 70s. So, they have to find another solution -- involving The Demon (Etrigan) and a nine-pointed star. It's a good concept, but the author weakens it with a lot of time travel and the inclusion of several "Western" guest-stars, such as Jonah Hex, Bat Lash, El Diablo and Scalphunter. Ultimately, the book felt like a college student's essay where he is assigned to write about one subject, and ends up using research and work from another class to pad it out. Great concept, weak ending.
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Helpful Score: 2
Superman, The Phantom Stranger, Jason Blood, and Jonah Hex team up to fight three sorcerers from warping reality and destroying the earth
they know. Kind of wordy but a good read nonetheless.