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HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE (Dynamic Forces) (Mar 2002)

cover: Alex Ross
HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE (Dynamic Forces)
1-56389-798-9
20 Feb 2002
$99.95 ($39.99 Wizarduniverse)
Dynamic Forces/DC Comics

History of the DC Universe (112 pages)

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Marv Wolfman
George Pérez
Karl Kesel
Tom Zuiko
Mike Gold



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     October 9, 2003 | Wray Original Color Pages
    From Kirk

    Pages are air brushed by Bill Wray.

    History of the DC Universe Color Reproduction Page art by Perez, air brushed by Bill Wray.
     December 7, 2002 | Wizard/DF Store
    From Vu
    These might be exclusively sold through Wizard's Store, because they are not available through the official www.dynamicforces.com website. I am not sure if they come with a certificate of authencity (which are often attached to official autographed comics), but they are serial-numbered (XXX/1500 for instance). The image shown for HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE shows only Alex Ross's signature, but what is interesting to note is that originally it was solicitated for $99.99, but now it shows a "bargain" price of $39.99.

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     April 11, 2002 | Available to Buy
    From Dynamic Forces
    THE HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE TRADE PAPERBACK
    Signed by cover painter Alex Ross. History In The Making… In the wake of the universe-shattering events of CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS the main creators of that company-changing event — writer Marv Wolfman and penciller George Perez — were called upon to restructure and reorder the history of the DC Universe. Joined by inker Karl Kesel they had the unbelievable task of unifying the decades-long accumulation of historical facts from multiple-Earths into a cohesive whole for a new history of the single-universe DCU.

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     February 20, 2002 | Printing the Legend
    From Marv Wolfman, via HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE TP
  • HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE TP
  • PRINTING THE LEGEND...
    written by Marv Wolfman
    transcribed by vu

    HISTORY OF THE DC UNVERSE has always been a difficult book to explain. It was originally conceived to be issues #11 and #12 of CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS, when CRISIS was supposed to be only ten issues instead of the twelve into which it expanded. For the trivia-minded, the CRISIS series was originally announced in a DC editorial as "The History of the DC Universe."

    The story's original purpose was to be an epilogue to the Crisis. In that maxiseries we took 50 years of DC history and, depending on your point of view, either destroyed DC completely or gave it a new beginning. Thankfully, since fans and professionals alike voted the Crisis the 2nd best comic-book story of the 20th century, I'd like to think we helped birth DC's next 50 years, not bury it. Once the Crisis was done, I knew we'd need to tell readers which heroes and worlds still lived and which were consigned to the double-bagged depths of their collection. But how to do that was the question.

    As a kid I used to love the Time-Life series of books, whether on the old west, World War II, or as they explained the superstitions of the world. They were art books with just enough text to give you a basic knowledge of a subject without overwhelming you. In many ways they were text books for the eyes, not the mind. Since I wanted, first and foremost, a beautiful book to look at, I thought this approach would be perfect for an overview of the new DC Universe. To that end there was only one person to draw it.

    George Pérez was still illustrating CRISIS when I suggested making HISTORY a stand-alone book. After drawing seventy-nine panels a page in CRISIS, illustrating two or three scenes on each HISTORY page would be an appreciative thank-you to George. And, after the tight plotting that went into the Crisis, writing a few words here or there for the History would be my gift to myself.

    At least that was the plan.

    [ Read more Printing the Legend ]

     January 22, 2002 | History Come Alive
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    DC TP MAKES HISTORY COME ALIVE
    Consumer News - Week of 1/21/02

    DC Comics' epic Crisis on Infinite Earths limited series redefined the entire DC Universe (DCU) in the 1980s, bringing the events and characters from numerous worlds and dimensions into a cosmic whole. The guide to that brave, new realm will follow the path blazed by Crisis when the History of the DC Universe TP (DEC010576, $9.95) reprints Marv Wolfman, George Perez, & Karl Kesel's original post-Crisis reference work as a single volume.

    Upon its 1985-86 release, Crisis generated much excitement and controversy among consumers -- much of which continues to this day -- and this new trade paperback should put those massive changes into perspective for readers of both the original and collected Crisis issues.

    This first new printing of History in 13 years will present a comprehensive overview of the DCU, circa 1986. Spanning from the beginning of time to its end, the 104-page collection will offer readers a glimpse into the histories of many contemporary DCU favorites, and a nostalgic look back at fondly remembered characters.

    Sporting a new, painted, wraparound cover by Alex Ross, the book is scheduled to ship on February 20. [To find out how the DCU got that way back in the 1980s, ask your retailer to order your copy of the Crisis on Infinite Earths TP (DEC010573/STAR12226, $29.95).]

     December 21, 2001 | Dynamic Forces' History
    From PREVIEWS Vol 11, #12 (Dec 01)
    HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE TP SIGNED EDITION
    Signed by cover painter Alex Ross! Histoy in the Making... in the wake of the universe-shattering events of Crisis on Infinite Earths, the main creators that company-changing event - writer Marv Wolfman and penciller George Pérez - were called upon to restructure and reorder the history of the DC Universe. now that project, The History of the DC Universe, returns in a new 112 page trade paperback edition, featuring an all-new painted wraparound cover by Alex Ross (Kingdom Come)! (CAUT:2)
    ____FC..... $99.95
     November 22, 2001 | History in the Making
    From Comic Book Resources
    History in the Making…
    THE HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE TRADE PAPERBACK

    In the wake of the universe-shattering events of CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS, the main creators of that company-changing event - writer Marv Wolfman and penciller George Pérez - were called upon to restructure and reorder the history of the DC Universe. Joined by inker Karl Kesel, they had the unbelievable task of unifying the decades-long accumulation of historical facts from multiple Earths into a cohesive whole for a new history of the single-universe DCU.

    Now that project, THE HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE, returns in a new 104-page trade paperback edition - featuring an all-new painted wraparound cover by Alex Ross (KINGDOM COME)! Narrated by Harbinger (a central figure from CRISIS), THE HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE brings readers back through time and space to the dawn of creation, and continues to the end of recorded history - as Harbinger reveals "the history of heroism." Featuring an appearance by virtually every character in the DC Universe at that time (circa 1986), this unusual project (featuring a combination of beautiful art with prose) laid the foundation for all to come from the new DCU.

    The CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS trade paperback - already in its second printing - has been an unanticipated sales phenomenon. And now THE HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE - with its first new printing in 13 years - is sure to capitalize on that success, at it makes the perfect sequel and bookshelf companion piece to CRISIS.

    This project is supported with house ads.

    THE HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE is a 104-page trade paperback arriving in comic-book stores February 20 with a cover price of $9.95 U.S.

     November 19, 2001 | History of the DCU TPB
    From Ilke Hincer
    There's an article by Michael Doran on The History Of The DC Universe TPB (with accompanying Alex Ross cover art) over at Newsarama

    Here's the text of the article:


    In 1986, DC Comics followed up their mega-event Crisis On Infinite Earths with a two-issue mini-series that attempted to restructure and reorder the now retroactively altered history of the DC Universe. Crisis’ main creators, Marv Wolfman and George Pérez (joined by inker Karl Kesel) were given the task of unifying the decades-long accumulation of historical facts from once multiple Earths universe into a cohesive whole for a new history of the single-universe DCU.

    With the Crisis On Infinite Earths trade paperback now in its second printing, DC has decided to publish the first new printing of that series, The History Of The DC Universe, in 13 years.

    The History Of The DC Universe is a 104-page trade paperback edition, featuring an all-new painted wraparound cover by Alex Ross. Narrated by Harbinger (a central figure from Crisis), according to DC, “The History Of The DC Universe brings readers back through time and space to the dawn of creation, and continues to the end of recorded history - as Harbinger reveals ‘the history of heroism.’ Featuring an appearance by virtually every character in the DC Universe at that time (circa 1986), this unusual project (featuring a combination of beautiful art with prose) laid the foundation for all to come from the new DCU.”

    The new trade paperback ships in February and will retail for $9.95 U.S.


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