No, we haven’t cracked open the comic industry Multiverse and unleashed a flurry of alternate universe Scott Snyders, Jeff Lemires and Jim Lees into the world. We’re just referring to the two major reasons you may want to hit the comic shop tomorrow if you’re a DC Comics fan.
Considering we’ve been writing about it all week long, we’ve probably read the first issue of The Multiversity around a dozen times by now. And we’re not the least bit ashamed to admit that the first time we read it, it kind of made our brain a little dizzy. However, after the second and third times, things started falling into place, and now we feel like right experts.
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.
We don’t need Diana’s lasso to admit that we’re uber-excited about the launch of Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman, the brand new Wonder Woman anthology comic that made its digital debut last week and will premiere in print this Wednesday.
By now you’ve likely seen the sentient comic book ads, our Facebook banners featuring some very different versions of Superman, Aquaman and the Flash, and our interactive map highlighting a few of the different Earths. However, if you’re scratching your head over what all of this is for… well, you’re in the right place.
With a multitude of alternate worlds to choose from, where every variation is possible, can anyone hope to navigate through the unknown and find a path to save Earth-Prime?
Grant Morrison does just that with THE MULTIVERSITY. And he drew us a map! ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY just revealed Grant Morrison’s realized vision of the 52 alternative Earths of the known DC Multiverse.
COMIC BOOK RESOURCES recently announced that Grant Morrison’s long-awaited, highly-anticipated love letter to superhero comics, MULTIVERSITY, will be arriving in August.
The superstar writer of ACTION COMICS and BATMAN, INCORPORATED has created a series that will not only define the Multiverse for DC COMICS-THE NEW 52, but will also provide a handful of new worlds, concepts, heroes and villains for comic fans to enjoy.