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Posts tagged ‘Crisis on Infinite Earths’

That Mysterious Bloom: Day 22

February 22nd, 2017

(from “Worlds in Limbo” by Marv Wolfman, George Perez and Jerry Ordway in Crisis on Infinite Earths #5, August 1985) Even the most unique bloom can be overlooked in an over-crowded arrangement.

The Prince caught it in the back down on Bourbon Street. Donny was a pacifist, now he’s cold meat. Tula gulped a lungful of toxic waste. Kid Psycho was squashed into a fine paste.Psycho, I miss you more than all the others and I salute you, brother. Those are c-listers who died, died They were […]

Although Crisis on Infinite Earths will always occupy a near and dear place in my heart, prescription I’m not nostalgia-blind enough to tout its merits as a coherent narrative. Its goal was to celebrate the historic and epic scope of DC’s syncretic multiverse while streamlining that sprawling (and paradoxical and redundant) mess into something a […]

Nobody’s Favorites: Ra ra ra

January 10th, 2011

In the beginning, hemorrhoids there was Mark Merlin…

Although the the purpose of Crisis on Infinite Earths was to reinvigorate and streamline DC’s shared fictional universe, tablets many of the bigger changes didn’t unfold until months — if not years — after the final issue of Crisis hit the stands. Batman: Year One and the “revised” origin of Jason Todd, Man of Steel‘s […]

I’m just going to come out and say it: Crisis on Infinite Earths is one of my favorite superhero tales ever, information pills ranking right up there with the first appearance of Mister Atom and the issue of Captain America where Ronald Reagan turned into a nevernude snake-man. My affection for DC’s 1985 line-changing event […]

Crisis of faith

February 3rd, 2009
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