Detective Comics #38 cover by Francis Manapul
THE MULTIVERSITY GUIDEBOOK #1
Written by GRANT MORRISON
Art by NICOLA SCOTT, GARY FRANK, KLAUS JANSON, CAMERON STEWART, DAN JURGENS, CHRIS SPROUSE, BEN OLIVER and others
The guidebook to the greatest adventure in DC’s history is here!
With a detailed concordance featuring each of the 52 worlds in the Multiverse, a complete history of DC Comics’ universe-shattering “Crisis” events, a map of all known existence, AND an action-packed dual adventure starring Kamandi of Earth-51 alongside the post-apocalyptic Atomic Knight Batman of Earth-17 and chibi Batman of Earth-42, this 80-page mountain of MULTIVERSITY madness cannot be missed!
The MULTIVERSITY GUIDEBOOK contains everything you ever wanted to know about DC’s parallel worlds and their super-heroic inhabitants. Meet the Agents of W.O.N.D.E.R. The Light Brigade, the Super-Americans and the Love Syndicate! Meet the Accelerated Man, Aquaflash, BiOmac and more!
Overflowing with today’s top artists and completely written by Grant Morrison himself, readers of the DC Universe can’t afford to pass up this oversized, sixth chapter of MULTIVERSITY!
One of the things we like about the Internet is that no matter what it is you are interested in, no matter how obscure, no matter how seemingly random, there is someone else out there who is to and you can find them. And you can share what you are interested in with whoever wants to find it. This collection of comic book cartography is case and point. We didn’t know we liked looking at examples of cartography in comic books and now we do.
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COMICS, EVERYBODY: THE HISTORY OF WOLVERINE EXPLAINED!
By Chris Haley
Spoiler alert: Wolverine is dead. The most unkillable character in the Marvel superhero pantheon finally met his maker in this week’s Death Of Wolverine #4 by murderers Charles Soule and Steve McNiven. The development — which we are naturally very certain is permanent and shan’t be reversed in a similarly bombastic fashion in approximately one year’s time (or however time works in the Marvel Universe) — brings to a close decades of Wolverine comics publishing that’s seen the ceaselessly popular mutant go through twists and turns that would snap the neck of anyone whose bones weren’t bonded with unbreakable metal.
Without divulging the details of his demise for those of you who’ve yet to read the story, the following is an utterly comprehensive, wholly accurate and otherwise unassailable digest of Wolverine’s long history in comics, courtesy of cartoonist Chris Haley of Let’s Be Friends Again with colors by Jordan Gibson. Whether you’re new to Wolverine and curious to learn more about his ridiculous past or you’re a hardcore Marvel nerd looking to Um-Actually this feature into oblivion, you’ll be sure to enjoy this special tribute to he who is the best at what he does… er, did.
SUPERMOVIES: THIS IS WHAT THE NEXT FEW YEARS OF YOUR LIFE LOOKS LIKE [INFOGRAPHIC]
The Warner Bros. announcement on Wednesday of ten upcoming movies based on DC Comics properties neatly fills in a calendar of dates that the studio previously provided — and help flesh out an extraordinary timetable of DC and Marvel superhero movies over the next six years from Warner Bros, Marvel Studios, Fox, and Sony Columbia.
ComicsAlliance’s own graphics maestro Dylan Todd put together a timeline that reveals what those six years look like, including 29 confirmed release dates between now and the end of 2020, with several dates and titles still to be announced. For anyone who remembers the days when just one Spider-Man movie seemed an impossible dream, it’s an astonishing representation of how comic book superheroes now dominate popular entertainment.
‘THE FLASH’ SEASON 1 RECAP, EPISODE 2: ‘THE FASTEST MAN ALIVE’
By Dylan Todd
Welcome back to Up To Speed, home of the Flashest Recaps Alive. Here we’ll recap the episodes, dispense some Flash Facts and talk about what works, what doesn’t, and where the series might be headed, as we try and keep up with the adventures of Central City’s finest hero, Barry Allen: aka the Red Blur, aka The Flash. This week, we’re looking at the second episode of the inaugural season, titled “The Fastest Man Alive.” How does it stack up against last week’s (pretty good, actually) pilot? Read on and see Flash…natics?
FLASHBACK: What Happened This Week
We start off with Barry doing his intro voiceover, but then he breaks the fourth wall, and it’s kind of great. I like that this show is taking itself just serious enough. This is a good thing. Keep it up, The Flash television show.
Barry’s rushing to a fire at an apartment that I swear I lived in when I lived in Yonkers for a brief time, but it’s probably an apartment in Canada. He’s going 350 miles an hour, which is good, because as we overhear, the fire truck is still two minutes out, a response that is met with a “People are going to die in there!” from the dispatcher. The poor, harried fire chief on the CB just resignedly spits back an “I know,” and now I want to see more from these two, with the dispatcher saying obvious things to the fireman who just takes it with an eyeroll and an exasperated look.