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CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #4 (Jul 1985) DC Comics

cover:  George Perez
CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #4
Date: Jul 1985
Cover Price: $0.75
Publisher:  dccomics.com

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    • Photo of George Perez at SmashCon 9 Pookie Gall‎ writes: SMASHCON 9 (18 Nov 2017) Sanford, Florida As most of you know today was local comic shop day (November 18, 2017) and it was also the 9th anniversary of Smash Comics and Games in Sanford Florida.  SmashCon 9 as it's actually known. Among the events and festivities that happened was an appearance by newly inducted Hall of Famer George Perez.  Earlier this year, George had a heart attack and, for now, has had to stop doing conventions until his doctor has cleared him... but he was able to make an appearance today and signed autographs and posed for pictures. He has lost some weight and joked about having to buy some new clothes because nothing fits ...
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    Credits
    "And Thus Shall the World Die!" (24 pages) 
    writer:  Marv Wolfman
    art:  George Pérez
    Mike DeCarlo
    colors:  Tony Tollin 
    letters:  John Costanza 
    editor:  Marv Wolfman
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     November 4, 2003 | CBG's Retroview: Crisis
    From COMICS BUYER'S GUIDE #1565 (14 Dec 2003)

     
    RETROVIEW: CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS
    written by Jim Johnson
    published in COMICS BUYER'S GUIDE #1565 (14 Dec 2003)
    website: www.comicsbuyersguide.com

    DC editors bestowed four-color godhood upon Marv Wolfman, when they OK'd his proposal to revamp the company's incomprehensible 50-year history in the early 1980s. and, like an angry deity come judgment day, Wolfman waved his hand and wiped countless redundant universes from existence, making the DC universe a more accessible place for new readers.

    Of course, fandom would have settled for no one other than George Pérez to illustrate such an epic, and Pérez superceded all expectations by turning in one of the finest efforts of his career.


     

    Wolfman wastes no time getting started, beginning the culling of the multiverse on the second page. With the ironically heroic demise of Earth-3's Crime Syndicate immediately thereafter, Wolfman also kicks off the first of many emotionally intense and beautifully constructed death sequences.

    It's a bit unfortunate that the remainder of the issue is little more than exposition for the rest of the series, but riding along while various heroes and villains from different Earths and eras are brought together is, nonetheless, a fanboy's delight.

     

    It's another fairly slow issue, action-wise. But that's barely noticed amid the excitement generated from the intermingling of such characters from different Earths and time periods as Kamandi and Earth-2's Superman, for example.

    Amazingly, among the dozen of characters utilized (so far), Wolfman still manages to squeeze in panel time for individual characters, like The Flash and Psycho Pirate, who eventually play important roles. And, as if that weren't enough, he jams a few intriguing plot developments into an already-packed issue. Astonishing.

     

    It would be easy to criticize the fact that all Wolfman does here is fill another issue with unlikely, ragtag alliances plopped into random time periods.

    Except it's just too doggone cool not to like, and this is what we all paid 75¢ to see, after all.

    This is fun, plain and simple. But it's obviously none are having as much fun as Wolfman and Pérez themselves, who are making the most of the limited playtime allotted to them In comicdom's biggest sandbox.

    [ Read more CBG's Retroview: Crisis ]

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