Incredibly brutal, yet surprisingly moving, Identity Crisis was a seven-part mystery that was written by famed author Brad Meltzer and drawn by Rags Morales in 2004. The story began with the death of Elongated Man's wife, Sue Dibny. This sent shockwaves throughout the superhero community as other characters soon began to get murdered as well, such as longtime Flash villain, Captain Boomerang, and Jack Drake, father of Time Drake, a.k.a. Robin.

Meltzer ties this all together in a gripping story that goes way back to the early career of the Justice League as Batman discovers a long history of deception and brutality that changes the team's dynamic forever. Along the way, there is copious amounts of violence, mind wiping, and, of course, a brutal rape scene, which seems to be obligatory in almost every modern comic nowadays.