Next Monday, the eagerly awaited Gotham will make its debut. A television prequel series set in the city of Gotham right after the murder of Bruce Wayne’s parents, it tells the story of how many of Gotham’s most famous criminals came to power, ultimately requiring a hero like Batman.
All week long we’ve been celebrating The Multiversity, Grant Morrison’s new series set within the DC Multiverse. While it’s possible to enjoy the comic without being familiar with the Multiverse, it can’t hurt to at least know where the idea comes from, and some of the pre-existing comics that have close ties to The Multiversity.
However, before we even get into where the Multiverse comes from, we suppose we should first explain what it is for anyone out there who may be new to the concept.
The phrase "legendary artist" gets tossed around a lot these days. Picasso? He couldn't even draw a face properly. And what's up with those melting clocks, Dali? (Nah, just kidding, they're great). But considering the fact that J.H. Williams III has worked with some of the most renowned and influential writers in comic book history—Alan Moore, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka and now Neil Gaiman—the term "legendary artist" just doesn't seem like enough.
Before Captain Atom can move into the pages of JUSTICE LEAGUE: GENERATION LOST, he has some business to take care of. Specifically, in his co-feature, which has been running in the pages of ACTION COMICS in recent months, courtesy of writer James Robinson and artist CAFU. The story concludes in ACTION COMICS #889, and we — with some help from ACTION COMICS assistant editor Wil Moss — got a chance to check in with the creators about their story.
Take it away, James:
Writers Greg Rucka and Eric Trautmann close out their run on ACTION with a doozy, featuring art by Pere Perez. With the fate of both New Krypton and Earth weighing on their young shoulders, are Nightwing and Flamebird prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice? Check out the pages below for a clue or two.
ACTION COMICS #889 hits 4/28.
As Nightwing & Flamebird wrap up their run in next week's ACTION COMICS #889, we wanted to give them a truly dynamite final cover, so we contacted the talented Alex Garner, and he delivered this gorgeous piece of work! Check it out and don't miss #889, as Nightwing & Flamebird have their final showdown with the warped clone of the Kryptonian sun god, Rao, which leads directly into May's WAR OF THE SUPERMEN event!