In the follow up to the brilliant "The Nail", Alan Davis further explores this world. He recounts a massive war between New Genesis and Apocalypse that took place during the same time as the Super Jimmy incident explored in The Nail. Now, a year after both those events, a new set of circumstances is enveloping this entire reality.
A great many more characters are given a chance to show their talents in Another Nail, more than The Nail by far. Some of the retellings are very faithful to current continuity, and some are radical departures. One example of the departures from cannon (what is DC cannon anymore, anyway?) is Mister Miracle and Big Barda. I cannot reveal what is different about them without giving away a big chunk of the plot, and I'm not about spoilers.
I think this story is greatly enriched by having first read "The Nail". If you have read this book, more of the plots and subplots of "Another Nail" are better enjoyed. However, if you haven't read "The Nail," don't despair. Many of the huge plot points are recounted and well enough that it is not absolutely necessary to read one before the other.
I highly recommend both books to any lover of comic books, but especially fans of the DC heroes. Any DC fan will find delightful details in this strong Elseworlds offering. As a personal note I will say both "the Nail" and "Another Nail" are my favorite Elseworlds stories besides the infamous "Kingdom Come".
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