Every now and again, there is a DC story so massive that it shifts the very fabric of reality. We tend to call those stories "Crises" for a couple of reasons. It first started back in 1961 with story written by Gardner Fox and drawn by Carmine Infantino called “Flash of Two Worlds” that kicked off the whole idea of the Multiverse. Later, Fox further expanded on the idea in the pages of JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA with a two-part tale called “Crisis on Earth-One” and “Crisis on Earth-Two” and a naming convention was born.
There are a lot of villains in the DC Universe and all of them are pretty unique. From your Lex Luthors to your Jokers, your Cheetahs to your Gorilla Grodds, every evil corner of the DC Universe brings something unique to the table.
And then there's Slade Wilson.
Eighty years after ACTION COMICS #1 first introduced the world to Superman and launched the entire superhero genre, fans, booksellers and local comic shops are all preparing to celebrate tomorrow’s release of the milestone ACTION COMICS #1000 periodical and ACTION COMICS: 80 YEARS OF SUPERMAN hardcover from DC.
Try not to get too emotional over this one. We don’t think Raven would approve.
Thanksgiving may not be until Thursday, but if you’re a longtime DC Comics reader, there’s plenty to be thankful for right now.
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.
This winter, the SUPERMAN universe will be welcoming a pair of two exciting new creative teams!
Beginning with issue #26, SUPERGIRL will kick off an all-new arc from writer Tony Bedard and artists Yildiray Cinar and Ray McCarthy. Following the stunning conclusion of “Krypton Returns,” this first issue centers around Supergirl arriving back on Earth with a new mission and a clearer understanding of her place in the universe. But a striking new foe prepares to welcome Supergirl home: Lobo! What could this mysterious new character want from Kara?