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CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS (Novel)
Date:  Apr 2005
Cover Price:  $22.95
Publisher: iBooks

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New original novel based on CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS, written by Marv Wolfman.

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    News: Superman Returns For Author Wolfman

    July 04, 2006 12:50 am
     From www.silverbulletcomicbooks.com
    Superman Returns For Author Wolfman
    By Terry Hooper
    Wednesday, June 28


    CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS (Novel) (Apr 2005)
    Veteran comic professional Marv Wolfman created several series and characters in his time, including Marvel’s Blade and the Crisis On Infinite Earths from DC. His run on the Teen Titans has become a staple of comic book history. He has worked on comics, animation, and related projects for over thirty years, and is still going strong. The upcoming Superman Returns movie has a novel adaption by Wolfman. Terry Hooper talked to Marv about his career and the Superman Returns novel.

    (excerpt)

    Terry Hooper: Wow! I really am going to have to get that book now! That’s a totally different approach to what I imagined would be used.

    Do you get much feedback from fans who may have read the COIE (Crisis on Infinite Earths) series/graphic novel and then the novel? Ever get the "Hey, it worked as a comic but not a novel" or "This book was better than the comic series!"? I ask because I knew someone who was a complete comic book geek and was given the novel....and was pretty broken up when he told me the novel was "almost better than the comic series"!

    Marv Wolfman: Many people actually preferred the novel, which surprises me. They feel that the novel gives more of an emotional underpinning to the comic. To me however I think they are two very different entities. The comic uses the strength of visuals - and there is nobody better than George Perez with that kind of book - as well as the ability to give a huge canvas that would be very difficult to do in 80,000 words. The novel grounds the story more in reality and let me write about the characters.

    News: Wolfman Interview in Publisher Weekly

    January 18, 2006 12:37 am
     From www.publishersweekly.com, thanks to Andy Mangels
    Wolfman Returns for Another Crisis
    by Ian Brill -- 1/17/2006


    CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS (Novel) (Apr 2005)
    CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS TP (Novel) (Mar 2006)
    (excerpt)

    PWCW: You've written a Crisis novel and have a Superman Returns novel coming out in June. How is writing superhero stories for novels different than writing them for comics?
    MW: In the Crisis novel I had to find a spine and an emotional hook to a story that was not about any one person but about hundreds of characters. Comics like Crisis can be like a tree with branches that go in many directions, but novels can't be. They should be about someone or many someones with a clear storyline. So where the original Crisis comic was about 450 heroes trying to stop a villain operating in all places and all times simultaneously, the novel was about the Flash's experience in the Crisis, focusing on him, his wife and his reactions. I took a huge cosmic story and personalized it, and I think I got a very good companion piece to the original comic. Some of the reactions I've gotten say it's better; others wish their favorite scenes were in it, but I think it would have been folly to have written a novel that simply reiterated the story that was already told as best as George Perez and I were able to. I thought the novel should be able to stand on its own and have a compelling story and reason for it to be a novel instead of another comic.

    News: Wolfman Joins Infinite Crisis

    September 18, 2005 11:54 pm
     From www.newsarama.com
    MARV WOLFMAN JOINS INFINITE CRISIS


    INFINITE CRISIS #2 (Perez Cover) (Dec 2005)

    CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS (Novel) (Apr 2005)
    While original Crisis on Infinite Earths artist George Pérez already confirmed for Newsarama that he (along with Jerry Ordway on finishes) would be penciling sequences in Infinite Crisis #2, word has now come that Perez’s Crisis collaborator, Marv Wolfman has a special job in the coming Crisis as well.

    According to DCU Executive Editor Dan DiDio who recently spoke with Newsarama, Wolfman will write a story for February’s Infinite Crisis Secret Files, which will, among other things, draw a more or less direct line between Crisis on Infinite Earths and Infinite Crisis.

    “Simply put, Dan asked me to get involved and what he asked me to do sounded like a lot of fun,” Wolfman told Newsarama, explaining how he came on board for the story. “So I said yes.”

    DiDio had a few more words about making sure Wolfman was involved with the new Crisis the DCU is facing. “The bottom line is that we couldn’t do a Crisis without involving Marv and George – it just wouldn’t be right. This series is a celebration of the original series, and as I’ve been saying to people, it has the feel of being a direct sequel to what the original book was about, so it was important not only to find ways to connect the two, but also to have Marv and George involved, not only for that sense of continuity, but because they understand the type of story we’re trying to tell because they’ve told something like it before. It was fun to get them involved, and with having them come on board, it got everybody already working on Infinite Crisis more excited about the story, because suddenly, with Marv and George coming on, there was that connection – that line that stretches for 20 years between the two stories, and the feeling that this is something really, really big.”

    The “return” to Crisis will be Wolfman’s third official one, counting 1999’s Legends of the DCU: Crisis on Infinite Earths special, and this year’s Crisis on Infinite Earths novelization.

    [ Read more MARV WOLFMAN JOINS INFINITE CRISIS ]

    News: Crisis Novel SFBC Version is Smaller

    June 22, 2005 12:57 am
     From www.marvwolfman.com
    TODAY'S VIEWS
    JUNE 16, 2005
    written by Marv Wolfman

    BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT! I have no idea how many times I've written that on covers of comics, even when nobody but the office demanded it, but this one is real. I wanted to remind everyone that my Crisis on Infinite Earths novel is going into an unprecedented second printing. I say unprecedented because iBooks almost never reprints hard covers. But sales and the unexpected number of reorders on the first printing were so high they had no choice but to go back to print. Now, from what I'm told, there will NOT be a third hardcover printing, so if you're interested in getting the book and if it's not already sold out (I have to admit I don't know exactly when it went/goes on sale) hurry. The new printing is not a large one, but hopefully it will be large enough to fulfill most of the orders. Crisis is also the cover selection for the Science Fiction Book Club alternate catalog. I know that edition is out as it was just sent to me. As my friend Len Wein might say, it looks like the regular book, only from a distance. It's a much smaller sized hardcover book so it won't be confused with the regular iBooks printing. Whether you order it through the SFBC or from your local book store or comic shop, hurry before it's gone.

    News: Crisis Novel Second Print Press Release

    June 20, 2005 07:16 am
     From www.comicon.com/pulse
    WOLFMAN'S CRISIS NOVEL GETS NEW PRINT
    posted 06-19-2005 07:46 AM

    PRESS RELEASE

    Crisis on Infinite Earths, the hardcover novel written by Marv Wolfman, based on his and George Pérez’ award-winning 1985 comic, was released in April of this year and sold out its first print run in less than three weeks, leaving many Crisis fans disappointed that they were unable to purchase a copy. Reviews of the novel have been very positive and it has been hailed as, “A wonderful piece of work,” as well as “A worthwhile companion to Wolfman and Perez's original.”

    Fortunately, the novel is going into an unprecedented second printing and Wolfman urges fans to order copies now through their local book stores or comic shops before this edition, smaller than the first, also sells out. The novel is also available through the Science Fiction Book Club in a smaller sized hardcover edition.

    Unlike most adaptations, the Crisis novel does not attempt to just adapt the original story. “There was no reason to,” Wolfman stated. “The story George Pérez and I created worked perfectly as a comic. Instead, Wolfman took the sections of original story and played it through the eyes of (Barry Allen) The Flash, who died half-way through the original story. The novel contains 60-70% new scenes and events and because of the point of view nature of the book reveals new plot points, story elements and many character revelations and personal insights that are not in the original. “I’m very proud of the book,” Wolfman says. “If you read the original comic this will add much to the experience, but if you didn’t, I think you’ll still find this a page-turner. Previous Crisis experience is not necessary to understand the story or to enjoy it.”

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  • News: Crisis Novel - Second Printing

    June 03, 2005 08:42 pm
     From www.marvwolfman.com
    Today's Views: MAY 31, 2005
    written by Marv Wolfman

    CRISIS NEWS! I said I wouldn't talk about the Crisis novel again until I had some news and I sorta kept my word. Here's what's going on: First, there will be a second printing on Crisis. I don't have the exact date yet, but if you didn't have a chance to buy it before its first printing sold out, don't let that happen to you again. Order it through Amazon, Barnes & Nobels, Borders, or ask your local book store or comic shop to place an order for you. The second printing isn't huge so I'm predicting it will also sell out, probably faster than the first did.

    The second Crisis news is that the novel was picked up by the Science Fiction Book Club. I don't know why but I think that is cool. I used to be a member of the club when I was much, much younger and still have many of the books I bought through it, including all the old Edgar Rice Burroughs John Carter of Mars series with incredible mind-staggering beautifully painted covers by Frank Frazetta. Now in a way Crisis has become part of that legacy. As I say, cool.

    And don't forget to check the top of this page for my convention appearances. Bring the Crisis novel over and get it signed. I add new cons on a semi-regular basis.

    News: Crisis Novel Available at Discounted Book Clubs

    May 30, 2005 01:06 am
     From Vu (email)
    In the latest bookclub letter from www.sfbc.com, I noticed that the novelization of Crisis by Marv Wolfman is going to be available to the discounted book club (for $11.49, which is 50% off retail prices).

    If you join the book club, you get three or four books free - you can definitely choose or request this one. Please use me (Vu Nguyen/sleeper101[a]hotmail.com) as referal, as I do get one or two books free.

    A direct link to this book is here: www.sfbc.com/..160408010. You do need login, in order to view it.

    >>>
    CLUB REVIEW
    The greatest super heroes of many Earths—Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, the Flash and thousands of others—confront their greatest challenge ever. A mysterious wall of antimatter is moving through the multiverse, destroying everything in its path. Despite their hatred for each other, the heroes must fight side-by-side with the most dangerous super-villains to prevent the destruction of their worlds. If they fail, more than 3,000 universes and untold trillions of living beings will die…. Complex and gripping, this novelization of the famous graphic novel belongs in the library of every DC Comics fan. Jacket art by George Pérez and Alex Ross. (Approx. 320 pp.)

    News: Crisis Novel Sold Out

    May 04, 2005 11:25 pm
     From www.comicon.com/pulse
    WOLFMAN'S CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS NOVEL SOLD OUT
    posted 05-03-2005 08:03 PM
    BY JENNIFER M. CONTINO

    Less than a month after it was released from iBooks, the publisher has confirmed for THE PULSE that the Marv Wolfman penned prose novel, The Crisis On Infinite Earths has sold out. Wolfman was stunned but also "delighted" to learn the volume's supply was depleted from the publisher and that comic shops, book stores, and other venues were having a problem getting copies for interested readers.

    (excerpt)

    Wolfman told THE PULSE why he believes this volume sold so well. He thought there were a few reasons for its success. "The first is that the original Crisis series was always popular and the sales always exceeded what the publishers expected," Wolfman began. "When DC did the hardcover reprint of the comic a number of years back they predicted, because of the $100.00 price tag, a low base sale. If I remember correctly it sold seven times that amount. When they did the paperback reprint, they thought they printed enough to store in their warehouses for five years, but it was sold out in five months. I think the original story works well. It's exciting. It's still dangerous, but more importantly, it was a story, unlike so many of the company-wide crossovers that immediately followed Crisis, that I really wanted to tell. That had a purpose far beyond merely selling comics. With George Pérez' unbelievable art, the book was beautiful as well as a good read. The trick with the novel was to take the power George and I gave the comic and to turn that into a strong emotional center."

    News: Permanent Damage Mentioned Crisis Novel

    May 04, 2005 11:22 pm
     From www.comicbookresources.com
    Permanent Damage Archives Issue #189
    Wednesday May 4, 2005
    written by Steven Grant

    (excerpt)

    If you didn't get Marv Wolfman's expanded novelization of CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS yet, you may be out of luck, as it seems to be sold out pretty much everywhere, including Amazon. No word yet on whether it's going back to print, but if you want a copy you'd better start pestering your retailer or bookstore for it right now.

    News: Crisis Novel at Barnes & Noble

    April 30, 2005 12:17 pm
     From www.marvwolfman.com
    TODAY'S VIEWS
    APRIL 29, 2005
    written by Marv Wolfman

    (excerpt)

    Kara and Barry were two of the characters I most wanted to make sure were done right. Their legacy deserved that. Thanks to Howard and all the other folk who have sent me their reviews.

    Speaking of the novel, which I'll do until people demand they stop printing more copies, I went to Barnes & Noble yesterday and saw my first copy on sale. I knew conceptually there were copies out there; the letters I've received told me that. I knew Amazon.com shipped them a week or two back but I'd actually never seen one on a book store bookshelf (as opposed to a comic book shop). It was a mixed thrill, strangely enough. First, it was in the Science Fiction section, which is great, but nowhere near the graphic novel or comic novel display. Perhaps, despite having Superman on the cover it's assumed to be straight science fiction. I'm not sure if you're looking for the Crisis you'd go to SF and not the comics section, so, if you go to the store and don't see it with the other comic novels, check out the SF aisle. The other mixed thrill part was they had only one copy. They had 50,000,000 copies of the DaVinci Code, and 45,000,000 copies of the latest eleven James Patterson books - all written in the last three weeks - but only one of the Crisis. So if it sells out before you get there, please ask them to reorder. It's the only way get the company to print more.

    News: Crisis Novel in Book Stores

    April 27, 2005 06:51 pm
     From www.marvwolfman.com
    TODAY'S VIEWS
    APRIL 26, 2005
    written by Marv Wolfman

    (excerpt)

    I've also been getting reports that the CRISIS novel is already sold out at a lot of chain bookstores (where they routinely order just one or two copies) and that some local distributors are already either running low or are out of copies.I've also heard from comic shops as well as SF/Horror shops where they've ordered 50 copies or so that they can't get their full order. Typically they've been getting half the number of copies they've ordered. If that's the case at wherever you buy hardcover books, please, please find someone at the order desk and ask them to demand more copies from the Publisher. And if the Publisher is out of copies, then gently request that your store people ask them to go back to print. And please make sure they order the novel and not the Crisis comic reprint - book store folk may not realize the difference. If you want to read the novel, please ask or there simply won't be copies available for everyone who wants them. Book store owners are more than happy to put in orders for you.

    News: Crisis Novel Book Tour

    April 23, 2005 09:49 am
     From www.marvwolfman.com
    TODAY'S VIEWS
    APRIL 18, 2005
    written by Marv Wolfman

    (excerpt)

    ...Also, I've just added the Golden Apple Comics (April 30th) shop in Reseda to my Crisis signings. Look up above for the time.

    APRIL 15, 2005

    CRISIS NEWS! I'm going to be doing several signings for the Crisis novel, now on sale at bookstores. Even Amazon.com updated its page from its soon to be published to It's here! Buy it now! format. It will also be at comic shops as of next Wednesday. Although I have a number of appearances still being set up until the dates are confirmed I won't mention them here. But I know I'll be signing the Crisis novel as well as other stuff at DARK DELICASIES in Burbank, CA on May 7th at 2PM. I'll also be at PULP FICTION in Long Beach, CA on May 21 at 2PM. Come on by. I'll add more store appearances as soon as I know them.

    News: Wolfman Revisits the "Crisis"

    April 12, 2005 12:00 am
     From www.dailycollegian.com
    Marv Wolfman revisits the 'crisis'
    by Bill Radford, The Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colo.)
    April 11, 2005

    It was an unparalleled crisis for DC Comics heroes _ and a must-read for comics fans.

    In 1985, the 12-issue "Crisis on Infinite Earths" transformed the DC universe by eliminating the concept of multiple Earth's parallel worlds with different versions of DC's heroes.

    In the process, some characters, such as Supergirl and Barry Allen, a.k.a. the Flash, were killed. Many more were simply wiped out of existence.

    Whether the sprawling series by writer Marv Wolfman and artist George Perez achieved its goal of simplifying the DC universe is debatable. But its impact is undeniable.

    Twenty years later, Wolfman is revisiting "Crisis" with a novel being released this month by ibooks.

    But don't look for a simple novelization of the famed comic-book series.

    "There was no reason to replicate in prose what was in the comic, so I had to come up with something that was far more interesting than that," Wolfman said in a phone interview from Tarzana, Calif.

    [ Read more Marv Wolfman revisits the 'crisis' ]

    News: Fort Wayne Reviews Crisis Novel

    April 08, 2005 12:36 am
     From www.fortwayne.com
    The Flash stars in ibooks' look back at DC Comic's 1985 `Crisis'
    Posted on Thu, Apr. 07, 2005
    BY BILL RADFORD

    (KRT) - It was an unparalleled crisis for DC Comics her oes - and a must-read for comics fans.

    In 1985, the 12-issue "Crisis on Infinite Earths" transformed the DC universe by eliminating the concept of multiple Earths - parallel worlds with different versions of DC's heroes.

    In the process, some characters, such as Supergirl and Barry Allen, aka the Flash, were killed. Many more were simply wiped out of existence.

    Whether the sprawling series by writer Marv Wolfman and artist George Perez achieved its goal of simplifying the DC universe is debatable. But its impact is undeniable.

    Twenty years later, Wolfman is revisiting "Crisis" with a novel being released this month by ibooks.

    But don't look for a simple novelization of the famed comic-book series.

    "There was no reason to replicate in prose what was in the comic, so I had to come up with something that was far more interesting than that," Wolfman said in a phone interview from Tarzana, Calif.

    The result is "very much a brand-new concept in many ways," he added.

    [ Read more The Flash stars in ibooks' look back at DC Comic's 1985 `Crisis' ]

    News: Interview with Wolfman on SBC

    March 16, 2005 06:06 pm
     From Silver Bullet Comics
    The Very Novel Marv Wolfman
    Sunday, March 13
    By John Voulieris

    JV: How different/difficult is it adapting a graphic novel into prose format? How do you approach action scenes (before you could let George Perez run with a scene, but now its all in your hands)? How many scenes did you cut or add? Is there anything you wanted to include in the comic that you could not but now have put into the novel (ie: the crisis "missing" issue you did with Paul Ryan a few years back)?

    MW: The Crisis novel contains maybe 60-70% new material. I cover the story you saw in the comic but from such a different way and with so many new ideas that it's a vastly different experience. I'm hoping the death of Supergirl will still affect you, hopefully more than even before. It's very touching.

    Also, because it is being narrated by Flash, you have insights into characters that we've never seen before. And, lastly, because it's the Flash, it's also a true love story between Barry Allen and his wife Iris. Because of how the Flash got involved with the Crisis, Barry has no knowledge of whether Iris survived it or not. I'm extremely pleased with this aspect of the story, and I am willing to bet that you won't be able to read the final chapter without crying. Flash is also hands-on is responsible for the origin of one of the other characters who appeared in The Crisis. This should be a pretty good surprise to everyone.

    As for the action, I realized up front that one of the incredibly great strengths of the original was not only George Pérez's dynamic art but his other contributions as well. That's another reason I had to tell the story differently. There was no reason to ever try to duplicate in words what every one of his brilliant pictures brought to the Crisis. Instead, I needed to find a more character-driven approach that depended on my being able to create new images in the reader's mind that weren't necessarily influenced by the original.

    As for your last question, none of the material in this was something I had planned to do back then - unlike Crisis 4 1/2, which is referenced in the novel - it's all material that, with a 20 year perspective - I came up with now.

    News: Pulse Covers Crisis Novel

    March 01, 2005 12:30 am
     From Pulse
    WOLFMAN REVISITS THE CRISIS OF INFINITE EARTHS IN NOVEL
    posted 02-28-2005 04:27 PM by Jennifer M. Contino

    (excerpt)

    "I wrote that answer just before heading off to a convention," Wolfman explained. "While waiting for Len and others to show up to take the train trip to Pittsburgh, I came up with the idea and immediately told it to them. My thought was to eliminate the multiple Earths, to simplify the universe and to let new readers come to DC without having to know 45 plus years of DC history. The problem at the time was Marvel readers greatly outnumbered DC readers and they wouldn't even bother to look at a DC Comic other than George [Perez] and my [New Teen] Titans. Crisis was a way of leveling the playing field. Len and I pitched it to DC on Monday and the rest, as they say, is history. Len had to go onto Who's Who and I wrote Crisis myself. Within a few issues, George Perez decided to plot the second half of the series together as we had Titans."

    Wolfman continued, "George is and has been the absolute best collaborator anyone could have. He is more than a penciler - the man completely understands what comics are about. George and I lived near each other at the time of the Crisis. For the first maybe half dozen issues I provided full plots - George actually didn't want to get involved with the plotting and just wanted to concentrate on doing the art. As the story grew I think he got really excited and wanted to plot it together as we did by that time with the Titans). I already had done a breakdown of what would be in every issue - that came before I wrote issue 1. So we knew our starting point. I'd come in with other thoughts and we'd begin the breakdown process of the story itself. Since George is so good at it, we were able to feed off each other, make things work, pick up on little things here and there, etc. It made for a much better story and certainly better graphics."

    [ Read more WOLFMAN REVISITS THE CRISIS OF INFINITE EARTHS IN NOVEL ]

    News: Wolfman Novelized Crisis

    February 25, 2005 06:35 pm
     From Newsarama
    MARV WOLFMAN ON NOVELIZING CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS
    02-25-2005 01:16 PM

    20 years ago, Marv Wolfman and George Perez redefined the entire DC Universe with Crisis on Infinite Earths, a 12 issue event that pulled together multiple earths, streamlined continuity, saw dozens of characters die, dozens more fully join the DCU, and in the end, become a legend among DC fans.

    In April, for the first time since the story came out, Wolfman will revisit the entire Crisis storyline in a 320 page novelization, to be published by iBooks. This version of Crisis won’t be a simple retelling of the comic book series in any way. We spoke with Wolfman for a look between the covers, as well as a look back at the original material.

    (excerpt)

    Newsarama: First off, how did you end up with this gig?
    Marv Wolfman: I was having breakfast with John Nee of DC Comics at the San Diego Convention two years ago and John asked if I'd be interested in doing the Crisis as a novel. Without thinking I said yes. Later I realized the daunting nature of the job.

    NRAMA: So you walked into this, eyes open with no hesitation? After all, you had really only revisited the material once in 20 years, with Crisis #4.5. Did you feel any urge to just let the material stand as the first and last word on it?
    MW: When I first said ‘yes,’ I didn't think much about it. I just thought it would be cool. Later on I realized it wasn't as simple as I first thought. I wasn't worried about revisiting the material, I was worried about how. I knew I couldn't just do a prose version of the story because as they say, one picture is worth a thousand words and the original comic was conceived to be a visual book. Back then, I was working not only with my Titans partner and friend, and George Perez's work on Titans was some of the best stuff he had ever done. So I realized then I had to come up with an entirely new approach to the story, to do something that would work best in prose as the comic worked best with writing and art.

    [ Read more MARV WOLFMAN ON NOVELIZING CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS ]

    News: More "Crisis" Novel Info

    February 03, 2005 12:01 am
     From Marv Wolfman.com
    TODAY'S VIEWS
    2/2/05
    written by Marv Wolfman

    (excerpt)

    I was looking at the Amazon.com page which features the Crisis On Infinite Earths novel (mentioned below) and saw we're zooming up the sales chart - two months before we're released. A couple of months ago we were like #700,000 on their sales chart. now we're #95,174. A pretty hefty jump, if you ask me. The ranking is NOT the number of books sold, however. otherwise I'd prefer the 700,000 number. It's more like golf - the lower the ranking the better. I don't for a moment think we'll crack, say, 100 let alone 1-10, but it's fun seeing 5 figures instead of six.

    I said I'd talk more about the nove, so here goes. As mentioned below, Barry Allen narrates the book. And yes, the book opens after Barry has died (if you don't know Barry Allen died in the original Crisis series, then what the heck are you reading this page for?). I'll also add now that Barry actually affects the Crisis happenings in a hands-on way (as opposed to just observing events as they unfold) and also is directly responsible for the origin of one of the other characters who appears in the Crisis.

    More later...

    News: Wolfman Proofreading "Crisis" Novel

    January 31, 2005 10:39 pm
     From Marv Wolfman.com
    TODAY'S VIEWS
    1/31/05
    written by Marv Wolfman

    (excerpt)

    Finished proofreading the galleys for "Crisis On Infinite Earths" the novel and I'm still very happy with it. That's something that doesn't often happen. Oh, there were tweaks here and there that I made - not only fixing proofreading errors and an occasional line I wanted to change, but I still really like the book.

    Crisis is to be published in just two short months and you can pre-order copies right now through Amazon, Barnes & Nobel, Borders and other stores. I have my Amazon link here to the right and if you order through this website I actually get a few extra pennies (and I do mean pennies).

    News: Teen East to Air Saturday

    January 10, 2005 08:53 pm
     From Marv Wolfman
    TODAY'S VIEWS: JANUARY 10

    I just learned that my latest Teen Titans cartoon episode, "Titans East" will be aired Saturday, January 22. This is the first half of a two-parter in which Cyborg helps form a new group of Titans.

    On other fronts, I'm expecting to get the galleys for the Crisis novel any day now. Unlike the old days when you received them in printed form, they'll be coming via email. The book is slated to be published April 1st - and that's without irony. As I've mentioned before this version of Crisis is about 60% new and I'm very, very pleased with it. You can pre-order it by clicking on the AMAZON.COM box to the right. Because Amazon somehow, mystically, keeps changing the ad, if you don't see the Crisis novel cover (see to the right on top) keep refreshing the page until you do, otherwise you'll be brought to the Amazon page featuring the comic reprint instead and have to search around for the novel. Because this is a pre-order the price is quite good. And if you link to Amazon through my site, they send an extra penny or two my way.

    News: Diamond Mentions Crisis Novel

    December 19, 2004 06:09 pm
     From Diamond
    THE CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS NOVELIZATION HC
    Friday, December 10, 2004 11:03:10 AM
    by Marv Wolfman

    A mysterious force is moving through all levels of reality, destroying everything in its wake. Countless dimensions are being annihilated with each passing second. The world's greatest heroes - Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, the Flash, and thousands of others - are confronted with their greatest challenge: stopping this interdimensional threat before it destroys all life in existence! In the wake of the 20th Anniversary of the Crisis on Infinite Earths comic book maxi-series (upon which this novel was based), original author Marv Wolfman revisits, expands, and reboots the events that changed the DC Universe (along with may of its characters) forever. (248/0-7434-9839-9) (CAUT: 4)

    HC, 6x9, 320pgs..........$22.95

    News: Wolfman's Today Views (10/22/2004)

    October 23, 2004 12:09 am
     From Marv Wolfman.com

    FIRST APPEARANCE SERIES #3: NIGHTWING (May 2005)

    CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS (Novel) (Apr 2005)

    CRISIS ACTION FIGURE: PYSCHO PIRATE (Aug 2005)
    TODAY'S VIEWS: OCTOBER 22
    written by Marv Wolfman

    Coming out next May is the classic Nightwing figure from DC, just the way George Pérez and I created him way back when. Thanks to Vu Nguyen for sending me THIS LINK. The DC Titans line seems to be growing nicely, and of course I love seeing all the toys.

    As most folk know, sometime next year DC is also releasing the Crisis on Infinite Earths line of figures, in time for the 20th anniversary of Crisis as well as the publication of my new CRISIS NOVEL (see the ads to the right). It's hard to believe that the Crisis will be 20 next year, but it started in January and ran 12 issues to December, 1985. The History of the DC Universe followed a few months later letting everyone know what the new DC mythology was. Things have changed... a lot... since then, some for the good, some not, but comics need to change. Still, it's great to see the old work honored. I love the Titans toys and having seen some of the prototypes, I know the Crisis toys are going to be really great, too.

    News: Crisis Novel To Include Perez/Ross Cover

    October 08, 2004 12:12 am
     From Marv Wolfman.com
    CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS (Novel) (Apr 2005)
    First, I've been talking for several weeks about "The novel." The editing is done and I'm awaiting notes, etc. But since I see that it's already on Amazon.com including with the cover, I thought I'd run it on this site, too. The book is a completely new take on the original Crisis story with probably 70% new material. Whereas the original was cosmic in scope, this one is very personal. I'll talk about it more over the next few months.

    Amazon.com doesn't yet mention that this is an original novel and not a new edition of the reprinted comic, so it's important that if want the novel you buy the book with the above cover. The book is scheduled to be published in May, but Amazon is taking pre-orders. I'd love to see how we can get this one to move up the Amazon preorder chart. Click on the Amazon.com ad in the gray space to the right and order a copy or two.

    Speaking of the Amazon.com link to the right, I notice that sometimes it's a link to the regular Crisis On Infinite Earths comic and sometimes it's the link to the novel. Amazon rotates it on a second by second basis. So if you get the regular comics version of Crisis, just refresh your screen once or twice and the novel link should come up. It's really confusing.

    News: Wolfman To Finish Up Crisis Novel

    September 24, 2004 05:08 pm
     From Marv Wolfman
    TODAY'S VIEWS

    SEPTEMBER 23:

    No, I haven't forgotten this blog. I've just been overwhelmingly busy trying to finish the Crisis novel, and when I'm done for the day the last thing I can think of is typing some more. At any rate, I have only a day or two left before I'm done and this page will be back by next week.

    News: Wolfman to Write "Crisis" Novel

    September 05, 2004 11:07 am
     From Marv Wolfman
    TODAY'S VIEWS: SEPTEMBER 4
    written by Marv Wolfman

    I'm hard at work on the Crisis novel and will probably not be posting much for the next two weeks. Check in once, maybe twice to see if there's any updates. I'll come back in force in late September once the novel is done. If I do this again, and I most likely will because I've been enjoying the last few weeks of writing very much, I've got to figure out how Peter David does these things so quickly.

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