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Infinite Crisis (DC Comics) Hardcover – September 20, 2006
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Grade 8 Up—One of the most talked about series in comics publishing ever, "Infinite Crisis" is now out in a one-volume set of all seven original issues. It's about the alternative dimensions of Earths Prime, One, and Two, and the multiple characters that cross-pollinate these worlds. The three major DC heroes, Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman, are trying to work out the causality and relentless spin-offs from the infinite worlds. Panels from older comics are set beside modern renderings, showing the aging DC finally seems to acknowledge. At one point, Batman makes a caustic reference to when Superman died-a major news event from the '90s. In many ways, this title has a sad tone, as one realizes that the publisher is setting aside its legendary triad in favor of the newer, more modern heroes. Although comics frequently use the story line of the "final" appearance, and DC has not used that explicitly here, "Infinite Crisis" does feel like the beginning of the end. There are so many plotlines and moments here that could be mentioned; one that leaps to mind is the intergalactic brotherhood of Green Lanterns, and their final act captured in one mesmerizing panel. Simply put: a must-have for most libraries.—John Leighton, Brooklyn Public Library, NY
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Every so often, the continuity of DC's interlocking comic books gets so convoluted and cluttered that the company clears the boards with an overarching story encompassing all its titles. The seven-issue Infinite Crisis, a sequel to Crisis on Infinite Earths (1985), is the latest such tale.A parallel-universe version of Superman, who was relegated to limbo at the end of Infinite Earths, escapes and attempts to replace the Earth that faithful readers have been watching for the past two decades with his own. The conflict that follows affects virtually every superhero in the DC universe, killing off extraneous characters and provoking the revamping of others. Infinite Crisis also aims to veer away from the dark, cynical tone that has infected the superhero genre of late. It skirts incomprehensibility, but so does much else in DC's recent output, and that is what Crisis addresses. The artwork, mostly by Phil Jimenez, creditably corrals a huge cast and keeps the myriad story lines going. Casual readers may be baffled, but for hard-core superhero fans, this is essential. Gordon Flagg
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The bad guys are relateable, the stakes are high, the heroes are flawed, the action is amazing, and the conclusion is near perfect. Definitely recommended for fans of DC and anyone who still reads comics and knows about the original Crisis.
To address one of the criticisms of the book: it's not hard to follow as long as you read Crisis on Infinite Earths before hand and have a solid grasp on DC History. Not for newcomers.
During the Crisis on Infinite Earth mini series all parallel worlds were destroyed and all those characters from those Earths either were killed off or just reborn into the new made one Earth. Some notable exceptions The Superman and Lois Lane of Earth 2, The Superboy of Earth Prime and Alexander Luthor the son of Lex Luthor and Lois Lane of Earth 3, him being the only hero on that Earth,they went into a paradise dimension to live, and the Wonder Woman of Earth 2 and her husband Steve Trevor went to live with the gods. After that I believe the DC mandate for years were they were gone and the multiverse was never to be mentioned again.
But now they revisit those left over characters from Earth 2, Prime and Earth 3 with them watching the new Earth and not being happy on how things on there were coming about, Alexander Luthor has plans to bring back the multiverse also Superboy has been slowly losing his mind in there. They escape the paradise dimension with Superman breaking out. But there is a twist to it, not wanting to give it away. I loved revisiting those characters I remember so fondly back when I actively collected comics in the 70's and 80's. And I always wondered if the multiverse characters in that pocket dimension would ever come back in story form. Overall a good read, like with any crossover event, you almost need to read some of the spill over titles to get what is happening with some of the characters, like Power Girl, but I really enjoyed this event, maybe just for nostalgia.
The story I enjoyed and always I am a big fan of the artwork of George Perez, if you havent read Crisis on Infinite Earths I would recommend reading that first. Also maybe fine some of the crossover titles, the ones with Power Girl Infinite Crisis helped my enjoyment when reading that first. I for one loved adding this TPB to my collection.
I didn't read the companion books like The OMAC project, Rann Thanagar War etc but I think I got most storylines. It helped that is recently read Crisis on Infinite Earths, certainly.
The best thing about the book for me was the deconstruction of Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman. Their falling out was handled beautifully. I also loved that the 'villains' in the piece were the survivors - no, saviors - from the '85 book. I look forward to the (inevitable) return of Superboy Prime.
The writing and art were both contemporary in style and above average. Some panels are so overwhelming, I'll be poring over them for some time to come. The homage to the cover of Action Comics #1 - it works so well :'(
There were some amazing one liners and snappy comebacks I enjoyed greatly.("Let's face it... the last time you inspired anyone, was when you were dead" BURN!")
Overall, this leaves the DC universe in a brave place. No Superman, Wonder Woman or batman for a year? Wow. 52 should be epic.
Definitely a worthwhile, if overwhelming read. Perhaps if have enjoyed it more had I read it patiently, over several days.