The FINAL CRISIS hardcover is out this week, and we're happy to try and list why this collection is essential reading. Springing from the riotous imagination of New York Times bestselling author Grant Morrison comes a super-hero epic unlike any other (and that’s a good thing). From his earliest work on the metafictional romp ANIMAL MAN to the psychedelic historical mash-up of BATMAN R.I.P., Grant Morrison has built a reputation as a writer overflowing with ideas and executing said ideas with pinpoint precision, energy and a flair for humanity amidst a tidal wave of action, drama and off-the-wall characterization. In short: You don’t just read a Grant Morrison book. You experience it. FINAL CRISIS pairs Morrison with a trio of artists up to the task of matching his exhilarating output. Featuring the modern, cinematic line work of artists J.G. Jones (52), Carlos Pacheco (SUPERMAN) and Doug Mahnke (BLACKEST NIGHT #0, GREEN LANTERN, BATMAN), FINAL CRISIS is a mind-warping, kinetic rollercoaster ride into the past, present and future of the DC Universe, through the funky, thought provoking filter that is Morrison. A Crisis unlike any other, FINAL CRISIS is as much blockbuster popcorn movie as art house piece. Join a cabal of the universe’s deadliest villains lead by the mysterious Libra, engage with new, exciting characters like the Alpha Lanterns, watch a legendary hero return and an equally legendary hero fall and experience Morrison’s grand plan for Jack Kirby’s New Gods in the FINAL CRISIS HC collection, which includes FINAL CRISIS #1-7, FINAL CRISIS: SUPERMAN BEYOND #1-2 and FINAL CRISIS: SUBMIT. The FINAL CRISIS hardcover will be in comic shops on June 10 and in bookstores June 16. Swing back to The Source tomorrow to get a first look at the hardcover introduction, by Arthur Magazine editor and publisher Jay Babcock. And, because it's all about me, here's my favorite sequence, from the second issue of FINAL CRISIS, featuring the return of you-know-who.