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HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE (Trade Paperback) (20 Feb 2002)

cover: Alex Ross
HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE (Trade Paperback) 1-56389-798-9
20 Feb 2002
$9.95
DC Comics (www.dccomics.com)

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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    March 28, 2006 01:51 am
     From www.newsarama.com
    KEEPING THE HISTORY: DAN JURGENS ON THE HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE
    03-28-2006 12:06 AM
    by D. Carleton Hartman

    HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE (Trade Paperback) (20 Feb 2002)
    (excerpt)

    NRAMA: Now as far as the project itself goes, will be a straight time-line approach like the original two volume ‘History of the DC Universe’ that [Marv] Wolfman and [George] Perez did right after Crisis on Infinite Earths? Will it be more character driven than that project, and if so, which character, or characters will be featured?
    Dan Jurgens: If you look at that original history of the DCU, that was not a comic book per-say, it wasn’t presented as, ‘here are the panels and here are the word balloons.’ It was a wonderful project that was very much driven by text, with visual annotations, and was wonderfully comprehensive. If you look at the word count and the page count they had, we can’t even begin to touch on that.

    What we’re going to do is try to give everyone a feel for what the DC Universe was, the changes that its gone through and maybe hint at where a couple of things are going as see through the eyes of Donna Troy. She’s a character who is out there now that has connections to so many realities if you will, that have occurred throughout the DCU. It’s through her eyes that we can show everybody this is the DCU before the crisis ever occurred. This is kind of happened in and around the Crisis and this how Zero Hour affected it. Because so many readers are new to the whole thing, we can kind of take them [and older readers at the same time] through what it the DC universe was, and hopefully will be in the context of these 10 stories.

    News: Didio al Despiste

    December 25, 2005 09:43 pm
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    Posted by Toni Boix

    En su nuevo Crisis Counseling para Newsarama, Dan Didio sigue jugando al despiste, demostrando que no tenía nada personal contra Zona Negativa cuando respondió a nuestras preguntas de la manera en que lo hizo.

    Pocos datos nuevos ofrece, todos ellos centrados en 52 y poco más. Si acaso, la estructura de este macroevento semanal y las dos miniseries secuela de IC.

    52 empezará una semana después de que acabe Infinite Crisis y la historia transcurrirá en tiempo real a lo largo de 52 semanas. Habrá seis (o posiblemente más) historias independientes las unas de las otras (que ocasionalmente se entrecruzarán) que buscaran acercarse a cada aspecto del nuevo DCU post-Crisis. Durante el curso de la historia se podrá ver a cada personaje de la DC con serie en curso. Y como extra casi cada número llevará una historia de complemento, empezando con el serial en diez partes sobre la “Historia del Universo DC”.

    News: Didio al Despiste

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    En su nuevo Crisis Counseling para Newsarama, Dan Didio sigue jugando al despiste, demostrando que no tenía nada personal contra Zona Negativa cuando respondió a nuestras preguntas de la manera en que lo hizo.

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    52 empezará una semana después de que acabe Infinite Crisis y la historia transcurrirá en tiempo real a lo largo de 52 semanas. Habrá seis (o posiblemente más) historias independientes las unas de las otras (que ocasionalmente se entrecruzarán) que buscaran acercarse a cada aspecto del nuevo DCU post-Crisis. Durante el curso de la historia se podrá ver a cada personaje de la DC con serie en curso. Y como extra casi cada número llevará una historia de complemento, empezando con el serial en diez partes sobre la “Historia del Universo DC”.

    News: Wolfman To Work on Graphic History of Israel

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    (excerpt)

    Rubin has already come to share Hirschfield’s assessment of Ruiz.

    Rubin described the 37-year-old artist as “a straight-shooting, thoughtful, talented professional with tremendous illustrating skills.”

    Once on board, Ruiz approached Wolfman to do the writing. The two had never met, but Wolfman’s work certainly stood out. In fact, Wolfman had teamed with artist George Perez to produce History of the DC Universe back in the 1980s. That “visual history,” as Wolfman called it, especially got the attention of Ruiz and the CFJE.

    They pitched the project to Wolfman, which turned out to be an easy sell.

    “I loved the idea and said yes,” Wolfman said.

     October 9, 2003 | Wray Original Color Pages
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    I went to the link and there are information on CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS TP (one of DC's most popular trade paperback), HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE (popular), WONDER WOMAN: PARADISE LOST TP, NEW TEEN TITANS ARCHIVES HC #1, and SUPERMAN: WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE MAN OF TOMORROW?.
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    THE HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE TP - relist
    Written by Marv Wolfman; art by George Pérez and Karl Kesel; painted cover by Alex Ross
    In stores July 10. This unusual project, which spun out of the universe-changing events of CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS, is reoffered again! Narrated by Harbinger (a central figure from CRISIS), HISTORY brings readers back through time and space to the dawn of creation, and continues on to the end of recorded history - as Harbinger reveals "the History of Heroism."
    FC, 104 pg. Trade Paperback $9.95
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    Also returning from Crisis is the oft-copied, but never equaled, George Pérez, whose uncanny ability to draw large numbers of characters in detailed, authentic fashion is truly amazing. History gave the artist a break from the typical sequential art found in comics and let him draw stand-alone pictures and isolated group shots of the heroes, villains, and super-teams. While much of the history founded in these pages are outdated, and the narrative isn't as gripping as that of a good comic-book story, History of the DC Universe is, nevertheless, an interesting volume that does a nice job of providing a summary of the "history of heroism". Even better: it's a beautifully illustrated book of art.

    [ Read more on COMICS BUYER'S GUIDE #1479 (22 Mar 02) ]

     February 23, 2002 | History Ad
    From Vu
  • DC Comics' Advertisement for HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE TP
  • HISTORY AD

    This an advertisement for HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE TP, which is appearing in selected April 2002 cover dated comics.

    The advert reads:

    First they gave us the CRISIS.
    Then they rewrote HISTORY.

    HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE
    by Marv Wolfman, George Pérez and Karl Kesel, with a new cover by Alex Ross.

    At last, the follow-up to CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS is available in a collected edition this February.

     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).]

     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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