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CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS: ABSOLUTE EDITION
Date:  Nov 2005
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    SYFY: Comics legend George Perez on DC's Crisis on Infinite Earths

    posted Jun 28, 2017, 10:02 PM by Vu Nguyen [ updated Jun 28, 2017, 10:03 PM ]

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    CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS: ABSOLUTE EDITION (Nov 2005)
    DC Comics
    Watch: Comics legend George Perez on DC's Crisis on Infinite Earths
    Contributed by Mike Avila

    It changed the game? More like it changed the world.

    We're referring to Crisis on Infinite Earths, the legendary comics storyline that completely reworked and rebooted DC's by-then-beyond-convoluted narrative and continuity. The 12-issue arc ran from 1985 to 1986 … and things were quite literally never the same again.

    More than 30 years later, Crisis is still spoken of with a sense of awe and wonder … and we got to talk with the guy who drew the damn thing.

    Watch our interview with George Perez below.


    George Perez talks about Crisis on Infinite Earths
    posted Jun 27, 2017, 9:02 PM by Vu Nguyen

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    DC Comics' Crisis on Infinite Earths: Talking with George Perez | SYFY WIRE
    Published on Jun 27, 2017

    George Perez cemented his role as one of the greatest comics artists of all time with the 1985-1986 DC mini-series Crisis on Infinite Earths. Here he talks about how he got the gig, who he loved drawing and the impact of Crisis.

    More About Crisis on Infinite Earths: "Crisis on Infinite Earths" is an American comic book crossover storyline published by DC Comics from 1985 to 1986, consisting of an eponymous 12-issue, limited series comic book and a number of tie-in books. It was produced by DC Comics to herald a simplification of its then 50-year-old narrative continuity. The series was written by Marv Wolfman and illustrated by George Pérez (pencils and layouts), Mike DeCarlo, Dick Giordano and Jerry Ordway (inking and embellishing). The series removed the multiverse concept from the fictional DC Universe, depicting the death of long-standing characters Supergirl and the Barry Allen incarnation of the Flash. Continuity in the DC Universe is divided into pre-Crisis and post-Crisis periods. Crisis is considered by many to be one of the most important and most influential comic book storylines of all time.

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    Comics: Midlife Crisis
    posted Feb 5, 2015, 10:19 PM by Vu Nguyen


    CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS (Digital) (03 Feb 2015)
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    NBC's Constantine is based on the DC/Vertigo comics Hellblazer. The show regularly airs on NBC on Fridays at 8pm. The comic was also the basis of the Warner Brothers movie Constantine, starring Keanu Reeves as the chain smoker. ...
    As a sign of how old I am, my first comic book that I purchased with my own money was Crisis on Infinite Earths for $0.75, 30 years ago. I bought it from Yunkee, because I was drawn to the many characters in the books. I believe the Crisis #3 was on newsstand at that time period, so I was actually missing issue #2 for a while (but obviously I've tracked down the missing issue at a comic book store - Sierra Comics and Books in Clovis, California). I have very fond memories of the series, read #5 in the bathtub (to this day, the comic has water damage), blown away by the death of Supergirl, followed by the death of Flash (Barry Allen). Wow, this was amazing comic-changing stuff! There was no internet, there was no Previews; the only way to find out what was happening was to visit a newsstand (because the comic book store was usually too far for me).

    Having said all that, and excuse me if you think I do not understand the digital age (because I will agree with you), but selling a digital collection of Crisis for $19.99 is way, way too much. The digital collection came out this week, February 3rd, 2015, previously you had to purchase each issue individually, priced at $1.99 each. In both cases, you're going to spend around $20 to $24 to get the entire story... which I think is just too much.

    I understand the real cost is the content, but I will argue with you that after 30 years, believe me when I tell you that DC Comics have already made their money on these comics, whether it is through various printings or different formats or licensing it to foreign countries. I've personally contributed over $200 to DC, just in the Crisis line...

    I know that kids these days probably have more money than when I was a young - but the entry way for me into comics were the fact that it was inexpensive. Comics were still under $1 for most newsprints and it was affordable for me. Current pricing for most new books ($2.99 or $3.99), I think is just too much money. While there is really no way to reduce the cost of the flimsies, due to the rising cost of paper and ink, I believe they should focus to digital. Make digital the entry point by reducing the price to 99 cents or lower. From my personal experience, the flimsies were usually an entry point for me - if I enjoy a series, I'll end up buying more books from the same creators or getting the deluxe hardcover down the road.

    Look, I'm not negative on all things digital, here are some companies that are doing it right:

  • All new Marvel Comics comes with digital codes.
  • Buying CDs/Vinyls from Amazon will also grant you digital version.*
  • Buying new Bluray, I usually prefer to get the "Ultraviolet" version.

  • At the end of the day, my point is that I just don't see the value of paying $20 for bits and bytes, especially when you get none of the benefits of print (lending, re-selling, showing it off...) The tradeoff is, of course, is convenience, portability, and updateable (for example, they raised the resolution on old Comixology comics and updated typos or initial errors). Since there's virtually no cost to digital, I believe this is the perfect opportunity is to get fans into comics by making that affordable (especially for really old titles)... and they'll be hooked in and will buy more of your books in the long run.

    * Limited to certain record labels. And oddly enough, when Amazon bought the popular digital comics retailer, Comixology, they made it worst by removing in-app purchasing from iTunes. They basically lost a bunch of digital comic fans overnight.


    Vu's Crisis Collection
    (I have more, this is just a small sample).


    Crisis Absolute Review at the Log Book
    News Tue, 20 Mar 2007 09:36:13 CST Vu
    From www.thelogbook.com
    Crisis on Infinite Earths: The Absolute Edition
    Monday, March 19, 2007 1:36:44 AM


    CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS: ABSOLUTE EDITION (Nov 2005)
    DC Comics

    (excerpt)

    Now, somewhere around fifteen years after I read it the first time, I’ve absorbed a lot more information about the pre-Crisis DC multiverse. I’ve seen many of the changes wrought by Crisis undone – there’s a Supergirl in DC continuity again, and there have been at least two attempts to restore a multiverse/parallel world structure, including last year’s sequel Infinite Crisis. So I took another look at Crisis, this time in DC’s oversized Absolute format. (There’s also a standard-sized softcover edition of the story itself.) And the book looks great. Perez’s art really shines in the oversized format, where all his detail can shine. The paper quality is great, and Tom McCraw did a fantastic job recreating the old color separations to give the book a look that’s appropriate to the era, but not hamstrung by technology – most of the colors are pretty flat, but they’re deep and printed with a high resolution.

    News: IGN's Absolute Crisis Review

    January 09, 2006 09:25 pm
     From comics.ign.com
    Crisis on Infinite Earths: The Absolute Edition Review
    The best $100 you may ever spend on comics.
    by Hilary Goldstein

    January 6, 2006 - Forget "The Dark Knight" or "Man of Steel," the most powerful word to any DC fan is "Crisis." That is solely thanks to the incredible 1985 year-long maxiseries by Marv Wolfman and George Pérez. Crisis on Infinite Earths wasn't the first Crisis in the DCU, but it became the single defining event in the long history of the publishing giant. Crisis took 50 years of continuity, nearly a half-dozen different universes and hundreds of characters, squeezed them all together and came out with one shiny new playground that has existed for the past two decades.

    Crisis on Infinite Earths is a crucial turning point for DC Comics. Originally a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the company, it became a savior. Since the late '60s, the industry had become dominated by Marvel Comics. DC was getting it's ass kicked week after week by the early '80s it seemed inevitable that the company would slowly waste away, bit by bit, for the next decade. Instead, Marv Wolfman had the bold idea to cleanse the burdens of 50 years of continuity, with an event unlike any seen before.

    The Absolute Edition contains the entire maxi-series, all twelve issues, along with an insightful 96-page compendium. While you'll get the notable Crisis tale, you won't get any of the lead-up or fallout. The Crisis didn't just start with issue #1. As with DC's new Infinite Crisis event, the seeds were planted long in advance. One of the key figures in Infinite Earths, the Monitor, began showing up in DC books a couple of years before the maxi-series. And once the Crisis ended, DC spent the next several years slowly reintroducing and revamping it's characters. It was a long, arduous process that, along with several other key titles, helped put DC back on the map.

    [ Read more Crisis on Infinite Earths: The Absolute Edition Review ]

    News: Wolfman's Absolute Crisis

    January 06, 2006 11:03 pm
     From www.comicon.com/pulse
    WOLFMAN'S ABSOLUTE CRISIS
    posted 01-06-2006 01:55 PM
    BY JENNIFER M. CONTINO

    Twenty years later, people are still talking about DC's original earths-shattering event, The Crisis on Infinite Earths, one of the comic book shots heard 'round the world. He even rewrote the entire history of the DCU. In November, DC Comics released a special Absolute Crisis hardcover edition. The collection included all twelve issues in one volume and a second volume presenting special behind-the-scenes features from both Marv Wolfman and George Perez.

    (excerpt)

    Wolfman said he thinks the word "Crisis" is used a lot because it's come to mean something on a grand scale. However, it wasn't his idea to call the saga "Crisis on Infinite Earths. He said, "George - who suggested the title - based it on the original DC crossovers in the Justice League of America: Crisis on Earth One. Crisis on Earth Two, etc. If it's still being used it's because they, and we, made such an impact that the word itself now is synonymous with epic and grandeur. If our book helped foster that usage, I can be very proud that our work inspired both readers and the endless parade of creators that followed us. A crisis doesn't have to be a major event as George and I did. It can be a Crisis of the soul, to use an used name for a Crisis spinoff. It should be a real, emotional story about characters making major decisions that affects others."

    News: New Year's Revolutions

    January 02, 2006 11:46 pm
     From www.silverbulletcomics.com
    New Year’s Revolutions: 2006 is the new 2005
    Sunday, January 1
    By David Wallace

    Well, not really, but you know what I mean. After a big year for comics in 2005 saw the Big Two shake things up considerably, there are quite a few things I’m looking forward to in 2006 as a result…

    (excerpt)

    5. Best way to show your comics some love! DC Absolute editions: DC could potentially tempt more and more monthly readers to switch sides in the “wait for the trade” debate with the unveiling of the first of its Absolute editions in 2005. These exemplary volumes used an oversized, slipcased hardcover format and high quality paper stock and printing methods to present comics in the best manner I’ve ever seen. Taking a cue from some of the great hardcover collections that Marvel comics have recently turned out, DC has also included pages and pages of extras in these sets (artwork, interviews, commentaries, pencils and variant covers) which really add value to the books and offer tons of insight into the modern classics which have so far been released in the format.

    Batman: Hush and Watchmen were the first two stories to receive the prestigious “Absolute” treatment, with Crisis on Infinite Earths following soon after in a satisfyingly weighty set. It really enhances the pleasure of reading to have comics presented in such a definitive format, and despite their high price tag these are really worthy additions to any DC fan’s collection. I look forward to seeing what comics receive the same treatment in 2006.

    News: Lying in the Gutters 6th Annual Rumour Awards

    December 27, 2005 09:35 pm
     From www.comicbookresources.com
    LYING IN THE GUTTERS VOL 2 COLUMN 31: THE SIXTH ANNUAL RUMOUR AWARDS
    Tuesday December 27, 2005
    written by Rich Johnston

    (excerpt)

    STICK TO THE CREDITS CHAPS AWARD

    There were a few disputed credits to choose from this year. With credits from the Absolute Crisis Index being dropped, Steve Gerber and Mary Skrenes claiming ownership of Omega The Unknown (which Marvel then went on to publish a new series of, and a trade of the original work without addressing those concerns), or even Joss Whedon being repeatedly announced as attending Dragon Con when he'd never been asked, so many names weren't being put to so many faces.

    News: Top Comic Books With Estimated Sales

    December 17, 2005 12:25 pm
     From www.newsarama.com

    CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS: ABSOLUTE EDITION (Nov 2005)
    DC Comics



    NOVEMBER 2005 SALES CHARTS & MARKET SHARE REPORT
    12-16-2005 03:40 PM

    (excerpt)

    UPDATE 12/17/05: This month, again thanks to our partnership with Comics Buyer’s Guide, Newsarama is now able to bring readers estimates of the number of comics, graphic novels, and now overall market sales sold to the direct market. Click on the following link for the Top 300 Comics, Top 100 Graphic Novels and Overall Market Estimates.

    According to the analysis of CBG’s John Jackson Miller, Infinite Crisis, All-Star Superman, and a great month for new trade paperback sales (led by over 10k orders for The OMAC Project helped the direct market to double-digit gains in November. Stable year-over-year sales for comics were complemented by a $4.74 million month for Diamond’s Top 100 trade paperbacks, a 23% increase over the same month in 2004.

    ”The market continues on pace for a $350 million year in the direct market”, Miller said. “CBG had earlier projected a range between $340 and $350 million, but the market now looks as if it’ll wind up nearer the higher end of that range.”

    “As of this past Wednesday, December 14, we have passed the overall dollar sales mark in the direct market set in 2005. From here on out it’s all growth. It’s gravy from here on out.”

    TOP 300 COMIC BOOKS

    Rank Title Price Publisher Est. sales
    1 INFINITE CRISIS #2 (Of 7) $3.99 DC 207,600
    130 WITCHBLADE #92 $4.99 Image 16,300
    191 INFINITE CRISIS #1 (Reorder) $3.99 DC 7,800

    TOP 100 TPB

    Rank Title Price Publisher Est. sales
    29 CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS ABSOLUTE EDITION HC $99.99 DC 3,100
    49 CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS (Reorder) $29.99 DC 2,300
    News: Deluxe Gifts For Comics Fan

    December 16, 2005 06:51 pm
     From www.newsok.com

    CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS: ABSOLUTE EDITION (Nov 2005)
    DC Comics
    Deluxe gifts will please comics fans
    Fri December 16, 2005
    By Matthew Price, Staff Writer

    Time is getting short to find the perfect gift for the comic-book fan on your Christmas list. Here are some interesting recent items that many an aficionado will be looking for beneath the Christmas tree.

    Superheroes
    DC Comics has done several "Absolute" editions -- ultra-high quality, oversize, hardcover reproductions of some of its best-loved comics. New for this holiday season is "Crisis on Infinite Earths: The Absolute Edition," an oversize, slipcased set containing two books. Book One contains the 12-issue maxiseries, while Book Two is a compendium of behind-the-scenes notes, plots and more. "Crisis" was written by Marv Wolfman with art by George Perez and inkers Dick Giordano, Jerry Ordway and Mike DeCarlo. "Crisis on Infinite Earths: The Absolute Edition" retails for $99.99.

    [ Read more Deluxe gifts will please comics fans ]

    News: November 2005 Sales Charts

    December 16, 2005 06:48 pm
     From www.newsarama.com

    CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS: ABSOLUTE EDITION (Nov 2005)
    DC Comics

    NOVEMBER 2005 SALES CHARTS & MARKET SHARE REPORT
    12-16-2005 03:40 PM

    DCD (Diamond Comics Distributors) released their monthly Direct Market sale charts and Market Share report Friday, this month for titles that went on sale in November 2005, and while DC Comics had the two best selling titles of the month, Infinite Crisis #2 (#1) and All-Star Superman #1 (#2), along with the top-selling trade paperback of the month, The OMAC Project, Marvel Comics strength in the overall Top 20 Comics (14 of 20) helped them first in both Dollar and Unit Market Share for the month.

    House of M wrapped up with its final issue #8 in 3rd place for the month, and X-Men: Deadly Genesis made a very strong debut at #6. The rest of the Top 100 took on its fairly usual flavor, with just six of the Top 100 coming from outside of DC and Marvel including Dynamite Entertainment’s Red Sonja #3 at #42.

    TOP 100 COMIC BOOKS

    Rank Title Price
    1 INFINITE CRISIS #2 (Of 7) $3.99
    2 ALL STAR SUPERMAN #1* $2.99
    3 HOUSE O/M #8 (Of 8)* $2.99

    TOP 100 GRAPHIC NOVELS

    Rank Title Price
    1 OMAC PROJECT TP $14.99
    29 CRISIS O/INFINITE EARTHS ABSOLUTE ED HC $99.99
    News: Wolfman Reviews Crisis Absolute

    December 15, 2005 06:33 am
     From www.marvwolfman.com
    TODAY'S VIEWS
    DEC 11, 2005

    (excerpt)

    The thing that makes it even more special, however, is the 96 page extra book they've included (the cover to that volume is printed to the left). I'm assuming it was Bob Greenberger, my old assistant on the original Crisis and the editor of this version, but he must have kept all the original memos, plots, ideas, etc. that we worked up over a period of several years in the formation of the book. Stuff I had completely forgotten, but it's all here, including the fabled "Can We Kill Supergirl?" memo that then Editor-In-Chief Dick Giordano sent to then publisher Jenette Kahn. I am absolutely thrilled by the book. It's not cheap, essentially $100.00. But it's one of those things I never ever expected to see on any of my books. The extra volume, the size of the entire project and the printing and layout make that steep cost worth while.

    News: Crisis Absolute Contains Inked Version of "Monitor Tape"

    December 13, 2005 06:10 pm
     From Leo

    CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS: ABSOLUTE EDITION (Nov 2005)
    DC Comics

    Do you know why the "Monitor Tapes" in the Absolute version of CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS is the same inked version that was in the 1998 printing of the collection?

    DC advertised it as:

    (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.)
    I thought the original was screened from George's pencils. DC didn't spend the money to get the pencils printed directly. Then when they did the 1998 collection they had Al Vey ink over photocopies of the original. That the original art wasn't available when they did the collection.
    News: Crisis on Infinite Indexes

    December 06, 2005 06:24 pm
     From www.comicbookresources.com
    LYING IN THE GUTTERS VOL 2 COLUMN 29
    Monday December 5, 2005
    written by Rich Johnston

    CRISIS ON INFINITE INDEXES

    What is it with collected volumes of Crisis? Are they cursed?

    The "Absolute Crisis" volume has a "Crisis Compendium" to guide you through this landmark DC project.

    The content includes a reprint of the "Crisis Of Infinite Earths Index" from 1986. They originally credited editor Murray Ward, and writers Lou Mougin, Mark Waid, with assistance credits to Chuck Huber, Mike Tiefenbacher, Andy Mangels and Andrew McLaney.

    Their level of contribution seems to differ, but the Crisis Compendium has removed the assistance credit. I understand the individuals concerned will not receive any payment or sample copies of "Absolute Crisis." It seems DC's contract is with Murray Ward, Lou Mougin and Mark Waid, who have not stated anyone else was involved in the project, nor requested that anyone else be credited, comped or paid.

    It's not the only issue... a few George Perez websites point out that on page 35, the "Crisis Compendium" identifies a photo as being of "Jerry Ordway and George Pérez with an unidentified friend at the 1986 Kirby Awards."

    The "unidentified friend" is Carol Flynn. George Perez' wife.

    The Compendium photo

    The George Perez Magazine photo

    I wonder if DC will reprint the slipcase collection, as they did the "Crisis" Hardcover those years ago? Probably not...

    One other irony is that when the Index was initially published, the indicia fell off during printing and so a book containing "appearances" by virtually every DC character extant came out with no copyright notice… though DC were very understanding at the time.

    News: Carol Flynn as "Unidentified Friend"

    November 30, 2005 08:50 pm
     From Marcus Mebes
    How horrifyingly sad. On page 35 of the Crisis Compendium, a photo is labeled "Jerry Ordway and George Pérez with an unidentified friend at the 1986 Kirby Awards."

    That's CAROL FLYNN!!! Not just some "unidentified friend"

    News: Crisis Absolute Edition Ships This Week

    November 28, 2005 09:47 pm
     From www.diamondcomics.com

    CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS: ABSOLUTE EDITION (Nov 2005)
    DC Comics
    Shipping This Week: November 30, 2005
    Monday, November 28, 2005 11:16:09 AM

    The following products are expected to ship to comic book specialty stores this week. Note that this list is tentative and subject to change. Please check with your retailer for availability.

    JUL050216 CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS ABSOLUTE EDITION HC $99.99
    AUG052905 DF INFINITE CRISIS #1 LEE SGN $29.99

    News: Crisis Absolute Edition in Star Ledger

    November 27, 2005 10:43 am
     From www.nj.com
    THE STAR LEDGER: KA--ZAPPPP -- "CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS: THE ABSOLUTE EDITION"
    Sunday, November 27, 2005
    -- Drew Sheneman

    (excerpt)

    "Crisis" would wipe out all those alternate realities and simplify the DC Universe down to one manageable version of Earth. In the process, dozens of heroes would die, and we're not talking just the second-tier characters. Big-time heroes like Supergirl and the Flash both fell prey to the "Crisis."

    The new Absolute Edition commemorates the 20th anniversary of the original maxi-series. This pricey edition features the full 12-issue series, introduction by the series' author, Marv Wolfman, and bios for all the creators involved. Legendary artist George Perez provides new art for the dust jacket of the 368-page Book One. Book Two is a 96-page companion text featuring DVD-style extras like behind-the-scenes material and commentary, plus another new cover by Perez.

    At $99.99, this hefty hardcover is probably not for the casual comics fan, but the hard-core geek on your Christmas list would most likely be delighted to find one under the tree. "Crisis on Infinite Earths: The Absolute Edition" is available Wednesday.

    News: Larger Crisis Absolute Edition Cover

    November 27, 2005 10:42 am
     From Vu (email)
    Larger scan of CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS: ABSOLUTE EDITION cover available from Tom Smith.
    News: Crisis Absolute and Storyteller Cover

    November 13, 2005 08:48 am
     From Ilke Hincer (email)

    CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS: ABSOLUTE EDITION (Nov 2005)
    DC Comics

    Check out George's original cover art for the Absolute Crisis hardcover, as well as what I believe to be the cover to the upcoming Storyteller (although on the site it's described as a cover for Pacesetter) at:

    www.theartistschoice.com/perez.htm

    News: Crisis Absolute Edition Cover

    November 12, 2005 07:21 pm
     From Vu (email)

    CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS: ABSOLUTE EDITION (Nov 2005)
    DC Comics

    The tiny cover can be found on Page 138 of WIZARD #170 (Dec 2005)

    News: Pipeline Previews for Sep 2005

    July 24, 2005 06:00 pm
     From www.comicbookresources.com
    LOOKING AT SEPTEMBER
    Friday July 22, 2005
    Pipeline Previews for September, 2005
    written by Augie De Blieck Jr.


    CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS: ABSOLUTE EDITION (Nov 2005)
    DC Comics

    You all know the drill by now. I'm looking at some of the trade paperbacks and hardcovers being released in September. There's a lot more stuff besides just that coming out in comic shops as the school year begins, though, so consult a copy of PREVIEWS for yourself. Remember that pre-ordering is your friend, and that you can share your picks for the month at the Pipeline message board.

    (excerpt)

    DC: We start with the pricey CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS: THE ABSOLUTE EDITION. This one chimes in at a hefty 464 pages, but will set you back $100. I'm still smarting from the last limited edition hardcover release that turned out to be a not-so-limited edition. Plus, it's just not my thing. You have to really love a lot of old-time DC characters to get into this one. Perez's art is impressive, but it's not enough to keep my attention for 12 issues of universe crunching tedium. The format is nice, though.

    ...

    The third collection of George Perez's WONDER WOMAN run is titled BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. It's another $20 from your bank account. DC is kind enough to make sure the first two volumes are also still available.

    [ Read more LOOKING AT SEPTEMBER ]

    News: Crisis: Absolute Edition Signed

    July 07, 2005 07:46 pm
     From www.dynamicforces.com
    DF AND DC SIGNINGS FOR SEPTEMBER!
    June 30 2005, Runnemede, NJ


    CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS: ABSOLUTE EDITION (Dynamic Forces) (May 2006)
    DC Comics
    The companies lead off the month with another massive and "absolute" hardcover collection. This time featuring one of DC's most classic tales. The DF signed and re-marked copies of one of DC's most anticipated high-end collections - the Absolute Crisis on Infinite Earths Hardcover! And to add icing to the cake, this baby will not only be signed by the entire creative team of Marv Wolfman, George Perez, Dick Giordano, Jerry Ordway, and Mike DeCarlo but will also feature two original head sketches as part of each DF offering! These sketches will feature the biggest and the best from the DCU!

    (excerpt)

    The following items are available for PRE-ORDER from your local comics shop, or directly from Dynamic Forces (and are scheduled to ship in September):

    ABSOLUTE CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS HARDCOVER - Signed By The Entire Creative Team Of This Earth Shattering Series - Marv Wolfman, George Perez With Dick Giordano, Jerry Ordway And Mike De Carlo!
    www.dynamicforces.com/../p-C103712.html

    Featuring the entire 12 issue maxi-series -- in 464 page, 2 volume slipcase -- that changed the DC Universe forever! Villains United! Heroes Died! A Universe was changed!

    Now, thanks to DF, each copy of this massive new Hardcover features all 5 all-star signatures, plus 2 head sketches featuring DC's greatest heroes (from Superman and Batman, to Green Lantern and Wonder Woman, the Flash, Super-girl, Batgirl and more!)

    Strictly limited this offer will never able to be repeated and fans and collector's alike should add this definitive signed and re-marked version to their collection and/or library now!

    (Vu: Remarked art is probably by Dick Giordano, like MILLENNIUM EDITION: CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #1 SUPGERGIRL RE-MARKED EDITION (Dynamic Forces) (Apr 2001) and MILLENNIUM EDITION: CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #1 FLASH RE-MARKED EDITION (Dynamic Forces) (Apr 2001).)

    News: Previews Listing From June and July

    July 01, 2005 02:40 am
     From Andy Mangels
    Didn't see some of these things on your site from last month's catalog (PREVIEWS vol. XV #6 (June 2005))... might want to list them.

    PAGE 72 JUN05 0359 DC SPECIAL THE RETURN OF DONNA TROY #3 (Of 4) $2.99
    PAGE 72 JUN05 0360 DC SPECIAL THE RETURN OF DONNA TROY #4 (Of 4) $2.99

    PAGE 173 JUN05 1846 CITY OF HEROES GAME & COMIC MASTER PACK $39.99

    PAGE 325 JUN05 3161 STAR TREK COMICS CLASSICS VOL 1 TO BOLDY GO TP $19.95

    PAGE 352 JUN05 3276 MODERN MASTERS IN THE STUDIO WITH GEORGE PEREZ DVD $29.95

    PAGE 383 JUN05 3483 TEEN TITANS ALIEN POWERHOUSE ACTIVITY BOOK TP $2.99
    PAGE 383 JUN05 3484 TEEN TITANS BOY WONDER ACTIVITY BOOK TP $2.99

    PAGE 407 JUN05 3650 FANTASTIC FOUR BY GEORGE PEREZ VI T/S SM $17.95
    PAGE 407 JUN05 3651 FANTASTIC FOUR BY GEORGE PEREZ VI T/S MED $17.95
    PAGE 407 JUN05 3652 FANTASTIC FOUR BY GEORGE PEREZ VI T/S LG $17.95
    PAGE 407 JUN05 3653 FANTASTIC FOUR BY GEORGE PEREZ VI T/S XL $17.95
    PAGE 407 JUN05 3654 FANTASTIC FOUR BY GEORGE PEREZ VI T/S XXL $20.95

    From PREVIEWS vol. XV #7 (July 2005)

    PAGE 69 JUL05 0216 CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS ABSOLUTE EDITION HC $99.99
    PAGE 86 JUL05 0256 WONDER WOMAN VOL 3 BEAUTY AND THE BEASTS TP $19.99
    PAGE 91 JUL05 1934 AVENGERS SERPENT CROWN TP $15.99
    PAGE 288 JUL05 2882 BIG BIG OVERSTREET PRICE GD VOL 35 (JAN052787) $37.00
    PAGE 378 JUL05 3312 PACESETTER THE GEORGE PEREZ MAGAZINE #6 $6.95
    PAGE 388 JUL05 3379 FAERIE LUST VOL 1 TP (FEB042938) (MR) $9.95

    News: DC Comics Solicitations for Sep 2005

    June 22, 2005 01:12 am
     From www.comicbookresources.com
    DC COMICS SOLICITATIONS FOR PRODUCT SHIPPING SEPTEMBER, 2005
    by Jonah Weiland, Executive Producer
    Posted: June 20, 2005


    CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS: ABSOLUTE EDITION (Nov 2005)
    DC Comics
    CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS: THE ABSOLUTE EDITION HC
    Written by Marv Wolfman
    Art by George Pérez, Dick Giordano, Jerry Ordway and Mike DeCarlo
    Cover by Pérez
    Worlds lived. Worlds died. And the DC Universe was never 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 Pérez, 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 Pérez 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 Pérez provides all-new art for the dustjacket. Advance-solicited; on sale November 16 o Oversized, slipcased hardcover o 464 pg, FC, $99.99 US

     
    WONDER WOMAN VOL. 3: BEAUTY AND THE BEASTS TP
    Written by George Pérez, John Byrne and Len Wein
    Art by Pérez, Byrne, Dick Giordano, Bob Smith and Frank McLaughlin
    Cover by Pérez
    The third volume collecting classic stories by George Pérez reprints WONDER WOMAN #15-19 and ACTION COMICS #600! Wonder Woman faces her toughest opponents yet in tales featuring Silver Swan, Superman, Circe, Darkseid and more! Featuring a new cover by Pérez!
    On sale Sept 21 o 160 pg, FC, $19.99 US

    WONDER WOMAN VOL. 2: CHALLENGE OF THE GODS TP
    Written by George Pérez and Len Wein
    Art by Pérez & Bruce Patterson
    Cover by Pérez
    Reoffered to coincide with WONDER WOMAN VOL. 3: BEAUTY AND THE BEASTS, this second volume reprints Pèrez's remarkable run on WONDER WOMAN, collecting WONDER WOMAN #7-14, featuring the debut of the deadly Cheetah!
    On sale Sept 21 o 176 pg, FC, $19.95 US o Relist

    News: Collected Comics Library Covers Absolute Crisis

    June 01, 2005 09:36 pm
     From collectedcomicslibrary.blogspot.com
    George Pérez back at DC for 5 years & Absolute Crisis!
    This entry was posted on Sunday, May 08, 2005 at 9:36 PM.

    George Pérez has signed a five year deal with DC. Among his duties will be a new dustjacket for the Crisis on Infinite Earths Absolute Edition due out in December.

    Read the full article and a few other cool news at the Newsarama article by Cliff Biggers (Comic Shop News)

    News: Crisis Returns in New Absolute Edition

    May 31, 2005 10:58 pm
     From www.dccomics.com
    CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS RETURNS IN NEW ABSOLUTE EDITION
    May 31st, 2005

    One of the most important events in the history of the DCU returns in November when DC Comics presents CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS: THE ABSOLUTE EDITION.

    This deluxe, oversized, slipcased set contains two hardcover books. The 368-page Book One features the full 12-page maxiseries written by Marv Wolfman with art by George Pérez, Dick Giordano, Jerry Ordway and Mike DeCarlo, along with an introduction by Wolfman and an afterword by Giordano.

    The 96-page Book Two contains a compendium featuring the full behind-the scenes story on the making of the maxiseries, complete with memos, notes, original plots and commentary from Wolfman and 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; how the Superboy/Legion conundrum was solved, and a look at the 20th anniversary of this seminal event.

    As a bonus, George Pérez provides all-new artwork for the dustjackets of both volumes!

    Watch for the CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS: THE ABSOLUTE EDITION coming in November!

    News: DC Offers More Absolute Crisis Details

    May 31, 2005 10:53 pm
     From www.newsarama.com
    DC OFFERS MORE ABSOLUTE CRISIS DETAILS
    posted 05-31-2005 10:21 PM

    Announced for the first time in a Comic Shop News/Newsarama interview with George Pérez about his new exclusive DC contract, Tuesday DC offered more details about the upcoming Absolute edition of Crisis on Infinite Earths.

    The two-volume, hardcover, deluxe, oversized, slipcased set will be available in November. The 368-page Book One features the full 12-issue maxi-series written by Marv Wolfman with art by Pérez, Dick Giordano, Jerry Ordway and Mike DeCarlo, along with an introduction by Wolfman and an afterword by Giordano.

    The 96-page Book Two contains a “compendium featuring the full behind-the scenes story on the making of the maxi-series, complete with memos, notes, original plots and commentary from Wolfman and 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; how the Superboy/Legion conundrum was solved, and a look at the 20th anniversary of this seminal event.”

    And as he announced in his interview, Pérez provides all-new artwork for the dustjackets of both volumes.

    News: Crisis: Absolute Edition

    May 31, 2005 10:37 pm
     From www.silverbulletcomics.com
    DC News: Crisis, Adam Strange & More
    Posted: Tuesday, May 31
    Posted By: Mike Storniolo

    CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS RETURNS IN NEW ABSOLUTE EDITION

    One of the most important events in the history of the DCU returns in November when DC Comics presents CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS: THE ABSOLUTE EDITION.

    This deluxe, oversized, slipcased set contains two hardcover books. The 368-page Book One features the full 12-page maxiseries written by Marv Wolfman with art by George Pérez, Dick Giordano, Jerry Ordway and Mike DeCarlo, along with an introduction by Wolfman and an afterword by Giordano.

    The 96-page Book Two contains a compendium featuring the full behind-the scenes story on the making of the maxiseries, complete with memos, notes, original plots and commentary from Wolfman and 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; how the Superboy/Legion conundrum was solved, and a look at the 20th anniversary of this seminal event.

    As a bonus, George Pérez provides all-new artwork for the dustjackets of both volumes!

    CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS: THE ABSOLUTE EDITION will be advance-solicited in the July Previews (Volume XV #7) and is scheduled to arrive in stores in November.