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Crisis on Infinite Earth was a massive 12-comic attempt by DC to clean up its continuity and there really hasn't been anything like it since, in terms of sheer scale, scope and ramifications on the industry itself. It paved the way for more crossovers, team-ups and galaxy spanning "events" across the whole comics genre.
The heroes must face and battle an entity from the anti-matter world that is intent on destroying Earth and all its alternate incarnations, wiping out billions on lives in the process. During the course of the storyline, characters died, new heroes were born and by the end, several fresh starts were ready and waiting for some of the company's key characters. Collected together in this weighty paperback format, the story has been restored and recoloured and the effect is sharp, crisp and clean, bringing a new life and vitality to this already superlative work. The story itself is slightly contrived but does the job it is supposed to do and Wolfman and Perez do a superb job of bringing together and finding a role for almost every character DC comics has ever published (even Sgt. Rock gets a look in!). The glorious cover art by George Perez gives newcomers little doubt as to who bites the bullet (though Wonder Woman's two panel "death" scene seems hardly worthy of her status as one of DC's big three, given Supergirl's wonderfully overwraught death at the hands of The Monitor). Perhaps a tad pricey, Crisis still remains the definitie comic's "event" ever and no self-respecting comics fan can afford to be without it. --Jonathan Weir
Marv Wolfman has written a slew of titles for both DC and Marvel, including Batman, Action Comics, Tomb of Dracula and the New Teen Titans. He has also written for a number of animated shows. George Perez is equally prolific, with credits that include acclaimed runs on The Avengers, The New Teen Titans and The Infinity Gauntlet. His creator-owned project, Crimson Plague, has just been released.
Written by Marv Wolfman and art by George Perez. I collected this when it originally came out in the 1980's. And the story still holds up nearly thirty years later. Read morePublished 10 days ago by C. J. Simmons
This is a dreadful book. A failure on every level. It's a project that was meant to simplify the DC Universe but only made it more complicated, requiring endless ret-cons. Read morePublished 15 months ago by P. Brown
What on Infinite Earths is this? It's a massive mess. The plot, the endless 'we fought a battle and just won, oh wait the villains are back again', fight another battle. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Fith Fath
I can honestly say that Crisis has occupied more of my time than any other comic, it is an epic story that warrants careful attention and patience. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Mike B
Bought for me daughter at Christmas, she loves it! Just as I remember it, fantastic art work work and a classic story that shaped the DC universe for years to come!Published 21 months ago by Michael Keech
This story was to reduce the convoluted DC Universe/multiverse. And that means death and here there is plenty of it. The story is layered so well and the art is crisp and clear. Read morePublished on 30 Sept. 2013 by Wild Bill