Crisis on Infinite Earths

Crisis on Infinite Earths

Marv Wolfman George Pérez / Oct 17, 2019

Crisis on Infinite Earths Worlds lived Worlds died And the DC Universe wasnever the same In DC Comics dramatically altered comics original universe with CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS a issue series that rocked the comics

  • Title: Crisis on Infinite Earths
  • Author: Marv Wolfman George Pérez
  • ISBN: 9781401207120
  • Page: 141
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Worlds lived Worlds died And the DC Universe wasnever the same In 1985, DC Comics dramatically altered comics original universe with CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS, a 12 issue series that rocked the comics community, tragically dooming some of DC s most beloved characters and drastically altering others Written by Marv Wolfman and pencilled by George P rez, with inks by DiWorlds lived Worlds died And the DC Universe wasnever the same In 1985, DC Comics dramatically altered comics original universe with CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS, a 12 issue series that rocked the comics community, tragically dooming some of DC s most beloved characters and drastically altering others Written by Marv Wolfman and pencilled by George P rez, with inks by Dick Giordano, Jerry Ordway and Mike DeCarlo, CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS finds the alternate worlds that once were a hallmark of the DC Universe under siege by a mysterious force powerful enough to wipe out the lives of billions.Now this landmark series gets the star treatment in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS THE ABSOLUTE EDITION an oversized slipcased set containing two hardcover books The 368 page Book One includes the full 12 issue maxiseries which was painstakingly restored and meticulously recolored in 1998 , with an introduction by Marv Wolfman, afterword by Dick Giordano, and creator bios George P rez provides all new art for the dustjacket Please note that the Monitor Tapes section from issue 10 will be shot from the original art for this issue and represented in its original form The 96 page Book Two contains a compendium featuring the full behind the scenes story on the years long making of the maxiseries complete with memos, notes, original plots and commentary from Marv Wolfman and Jerry Ordway the Official Index to Crisis and Official Index to Crisis Crossovers being reprinted for the very first time, completely updated a look into post Crisis events and aftermath stories, how the Superboy Legion conundrum was solved, and a look at the 20th anniversary of this seminal event George P rez provides all new art for the dustjacket.

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        Marvin A Marv Wolfman is an award winning American comic book writer He is best known for lengthy runs on The Tomb of Dracula, creating Blade for Marvel Comics, and The New Teen Titans for DC Comics.


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    1. Walls of antimatter are destroying the worlds of the multiverse and it's up to the superheroes of many earths to band stop them and their maker, the villainous Anti-Monitor!I read a handful of issues of this miniseries over the years but never read it in its entirety. Imagine my delight when my mom got me this for Christmas despite me being "hard to buy for."Crisis was created to get rid of the multitude of parallel earths and just have one DC earth in the name of simplification. In retrospect, [...]


    2. A universe reinvents itself!This TPB edition collects “Crisis on Infinite Earths” #1-12.Creative Team:Writer: Marv WolfmanIllustrator: George PérezSpecial Anniversary Cover: Alex RossRICH HISTORY… JUST TOO RICHIt’s 1986 and DC Comics already had 50 years of history generating not only millions of stories, but also……an infinite number of “Earths”.Crisis on Infinite Earths wasn’t technically the first time that DC Comics had been a process of reinvention. Batman had began as gri [...]


    3. Epic, if there's one word I can use to describe this. Some critics hate this, and I think anything less than 3 stars is just unfair. I'll tell you why.This is HUUUUGGGGGGE. Huge in length, plot, setting, time, cast. It might be too huge. But you can't deny the balls on Marv Wolfman for even attempting something of this scope. You can't deny how this changed the DCU and the world of comics, or how much work went into plotting this thing out, even if you do sometimes melt into a pool of confusion. [...]


    4. Crisis on Infinite Earths is unquestionably a landmark moment in the history of DC, and comics in general. At this point, the expectations for new readers are either sky-high or in the basement. The reality is somewhere in between.First of all, this is such a product of its time that it's kind of funny. Lots of dated posturing, dated art, and really dated character designs. But the art really is quite good, for the time. And the concept is ambitious enough that I'm able to forgive quite a bit in [...]


    5. So, what do you do when you know next to nothing about the DC Universe? You decide to read the most complex, complicated, mind-boggingly convoluted saga in the company’s history, that’s what! For whatever reason I was compelled, for months it seemed, to pick up Crisis on Infinite Earths and read it. I can’t explain it but for some reason I decided I’d buy it and try it out. And while the book is everything I described above, it also happens to be a masterpiece of the comic art form and, [...]


    6. DC Comics proudly presents. The most Risky, Confusing, Over-populated and Important comic book event of the 80's.Welcome to pre-crisis multi-verse containing Earth-1, Earth 2, Earth 3, Earth-Prime, Earth-S, Earth-X and whatever alphabets you can think of. Ah, Never mind, they are all being destroyed anyway. But the question is by whom and how can the heroesssss stop them?Why the multiple S in heroes, you ask? Because the story is criminally full of them. Superheroes from five different Earths Pl [...]


    7. This 1980s book is famous as the first attempt to radically overhaul a sprawling, unmanageable fictional mythos: the DC Universe. I was interested to see how they did it.The answer is, 'with superheroic levels of cheese'. This book is exactly what non-comic-readers think comics are. A colourful costume parade with Kirby crackle everywhere, firework-displays of energy beams, cheesy exposition - a bad guy wailing, 'NO YOU ARE DESTROYING ME' - shallow characterisation, severe ADD, and largely lacki [...]


    8. This took me long enough. And it was the perfect comic to finish reading on my birthday ( hip hip hooray ).I really don't know how to get into reviewing this. But the artwork was amazing (if you're into the older style of art). The dialogue flowed well. The plotOh, boy.The plot was amazing. Basically a positive matter being known as the Monitor is trying to keep an anti-matter being known as the Anti-Monitor from converting all matter into negative matter, thus destroying all earths. He destroys [...]


    9. So I had to read this classic storyline as I had never read it until now. I have to say it was not as good as I had hoped. It really has too much going on with all of the different earth versions, and I guess at this time DC also had a lot of different characters some of which I had never heard of. Very similar to Marvel's Secret Wars.


    10. By the seven seas, Crisis on Infinite Earths is a long read for a comic book trade paperback. What is meant to be read for a year is not meant to be read for a few days. A maxi-series of epic proportions, Crisis on Infinite Earths literally destroyed universes and traveled dimensions even beyond space and time for an epic series that simplified the DC universe and paved the way for other publishers to do line-wide crossovers - something which was unheard of during that time.The year was 1985, th [...]


    11. Finally got around to reading this. And I loved it. Yes it was quite long, and quite wordy, and full of so many damn characters, but in the end it was such a cool intense read.This basically has every single DC character in it. Let me say that again cause the enormity of that statement is pretty overwhelming. Many people would find this off putting and fair too ambitious, and I agree at times I found myself having to step back and reread shit, but I fits together in it own way. There's so much g [...]


    12. One star for the effort of cleaning up the very messy DC universe. But seriously, reading this again as an adult was like homework; I simply couldn't wait to be done with it. Every single page has some DC hero shouting out his power and calling all the other heroes by their names after every interaction - just so we're clear who's who in this childish morass of a storyline. Too many trite Great Scotts! and Hera Help Mes!Worst thing about it: Flash's Cosmic Treadmill!Worst line within it: "Sudden [...]


    13. This, ladies and gentlemen, is one of the works that has affected me deeply. More importantly, it is something that has caused considerable harm to my wallet and bank account, as I have been collecting comic books for almost twenty-five years now, and it's all because of Crisis. I can still remember going to the drugstore after church one Sunday and seeing the cover to Crisis #9 - a classic George Perez group shot of some of the most terrible villains ever seen in the DC Universe. You name the b [...]


    14. 3,5 stars (4-5 if you are a die hard DC fan)Nel corso dei suoi primi 50 anni di vita editoriale, la DC Comics ha fatto ampio uso del concetto di terre alternative fino ad abusarne.Avendo inoltre acquisito molte altre case editrici minori, inserendone i personaggi in universi separati all'interno del proprio multiverso, questi si erano moltiplicati fino al punto da risultare di difficile comprensione al lettore, lo stesso dicasi per incongruenze ed errori di continuity.C'era quindi bisogno di qua [...]


    15. 2.5 stars. This was an important mini-series in the DC uiniverse as it put an end to the multiverse as an active part of the DC universe (no more Earth II Superman, Flash, Green Lantern, etc). However, from a pure quality and enjoyment standpont, it was only okay. Overall, call it 2.5 stars.


    16. I now own the Alex Ross cover trade. It's an awesome reworking of Perez's original.So, backstory. DC Comics was trying to scale down in 1985. Decades of hapless continuity, old, faded characters and a squeaky-clean image had made the company a laughing stock. So, Marv Wolfman and George Perez took up the challenge to make a 12-issue miniseries that completely obliterated all of the wacky worlds that writers had come up with since the 50's. Bizarro World? Gone. Earth-S? Gone. Earth 3? Gone. Plus, [...]


    17. It is difficult to know where to start when reviewing this book due to the sheer scale of it. Maybe I should start by saying, if you are looking for a book that will take you for a gentle stroll into a world of make believe, a little bit of escapism to kill an hour or two, then this certainly isn't the book you are looking for (did that sound a little bit Obi Wan?). This book is complicated, and I mean headache inducingly complicated. There were times reading this book that I genuinely had to pu [...]


    18. Crisis on Infinite Earths may be the worst comic story I've read. By worst, I don't mean unprofessional. The most amateurish mid-'80s, self-published B&W comic published on browning, cheap newsprint can have its inadvertent charms, but there's nothing charming about this slick, corporate product. COIE was one of the first miniseries created by corporate committee (Jim Shooter, not surprisingly, led the way the previous year with Secret Wars). Reading it was a slogging choreIE is a convoluted [...]


    19. Puntuar este cómic me ha resultado especialmente difícil.Por un lado tiene una parte (especialmente la central) que es simplemente brillante y la idea es espectacular.Por otro puntuar en para la mayoría de nosotros no es un ejercicio de crítica literaria sino una explicación totalmente subjetiva de lo que una obra nos ha parecido. Y yo por razones muy subjetivas me he aburrido como una ostra en algunas partes.La idea de reunir a todos los supers está muy bien excepto cuando como yo eres b [...]


    20. This is quite the event comic. Once it finally gets going it is okay and even has some good bits. That said, it wakes almost half the book to move the plot forward; the first half is repetitive and slow. It doesn't help that there is no main character or even small group of characters to identify with. Instead, it follows a (seemingly) random collection of DC's heroes.This is one of DC's more famous volumes, and that makes sense from the standpoint of it bringing together all of their universes, [...]


    21. When you take a step back and look at the story as a whole, it's a pretty great concept. However, each individual comic that makes up this trade paperback is NOT so great. A lot of the time it seemed like the story wasn't progressing because too many panels were wasted trying to sum up what happened in the previous issue. Granted, the comics were originally released on a monthly basis, so it's understandable. The last four or five issues are by far the best in the whole series and are what made [...]


    22. I’m a little conflicted on this 1985-6 year-long DC Universe story.It has great art but a few too many characters. Some of the most memorable aspects were the good fight that saw the end to Super Girl as well as the Flash getting taken down.I'm not sure why I should be that interested in many of the characters, and that’s probably why DC used this opportunity to kill many off. There are lots of characters that I've never heard of, and I'm kind of glad for that. Psycho PirateWhite KnightParia [...]


    23. I love frakking love comic books, and I've been hearing about this massive crossover for years, so I finally decided to take the plunge. AndI was a little disappointed. I mean, it's epic in scope, but perhaps, in this case, that's a bad thing. It seems that the writer tried too hard to put too much into this multi-issue story arc. It literally included every hero in the DC Universe at the time and this makes the story cumbersome. The story idea is a good one, and it is interesting enough to fini [...]


    24. This is actually my second time reading this. It was definitely worth the re-read, as I was able to recognize more of the characters this time through now that I'm more familiar with DC comics. The story is still long and drawn out at times and has soooo many characters it is tiresome at times to read (especially if you read it in two days like I did). With that said, this is still an important read I think because it sets up some key events that will come back later on I think it would be so aw [...]


    25. This was such an epic story! It changed the entire way graphic novels were written forever after it.


    26. Incredible mini-series. This story has almost ever DC hero and villian in it. The death of the first Flash, Barry Allen, is a keystone event in the DC universe. Highly recommended



    27. Found this for $3 at Goodwill a few months after learning about it from a Moviebob 'Comics are weird' video - maybe this one youtube/watch?v=wunNa or another like it). I probably haven't read more than a dozen or two superhero comics or graphics novels of either the DC or Marvel sort, but the pre-1990s stuff has a lot of charm and I'll read more if the price is right- the more zany, outer spacey or extra dimensional the better- maybe some 70s or 80s X-Men is a good place to go next?The story ver [...]


    28. Una verdad de perogrullo primero: Sin dudas es un antes y un después en la historia del comic. El problema es que lo mismo que intentaban resolver es algo que personalmente detesto de las grandes compañías del comic y su capitalismo salvaje de vender un chilión de títulos diferentes con la jodita del tie-in y los crossovers y que no pude dejar de sufrir a lo largo de toda la serie. Y, vamos, que tampoco es una locura de lo bien escrito que está.


    29. Everything about this book is huge. The plot, the cast list, the 80s hair. Really interesting to read given its significance to the DC universe though.


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