"Infinite Crisis" (32 pages)
An Overview of Infinite Proportions: An Examination of the Infinite Crisis Series
[18 August 2006]
by William Gatevackes
Infinite Crisis was DC's crossover event of 2005-2006. The series presented itself as a sequel to 1985's Crisis on Infinite Earths, a 12-issue series that is legendary in stature and a landmark work in comic book history.
Will Infinite Crisis be treated with the same respect 20 years from now as Crisis on Infinite Earths
is today? I will be taking a look at the series on an issue by issue
basis. I will examine what worked, what didn't, and how it all compares
to the original Crisis.
[ Read more An Overview of Infinite Proportions: An Examination of the Infinite Crisis Series ]
Friday, April 07, 2006 1:27:04 AM
Ein neues, das komplette DC-Universum umfassendes Ereignis hat begonnen: Die INFINITE CRISIS!
Hier findet ihr Tipps und hilfreiche
Links, die euch dabei helfen sollen, bei dem Mega-Event den Überblick
zu behalten. Diese Übersicht wird im Laufe der voranschreitenden
Crisis-Saga sporadisch um weitere Einträge ergänzt. Es lohnt sich also,
öfter mal einen Blick auf unsere Seite zu werfen.
Falls Ihr trotzdem noch Fragen zur INFINITE CRISIS haben solltet,
helfen wir und eine mittlerweile gewaltige Schar gleich gesinnter Leser
Euch natürlich auch gerne in unserem Forum weiter.
Viel Spaß beim DC-Epos des Jahrzehnts!
09.03. INFINITE CRISIS COUNTDOWN
09.03. SUPERMAN SONDERBAND 10: REISEN
23.03. INFINITE CRISIS MONSTER EDITION 1
06.04. BATMAN SONDERBA. 6: DAS OMAC-PROJEKT
06.04. SUPERMAN SONDERBAND 11: OPFER
11.05. TEEN TITANS SB 7: DIE RUCKKEHR VON DONNA TROY
24.05. INFINITE CRISIS MONSTER EDITION 2
08.06. SUPERMAN SONDERBAND 12: ZERRISSPROBE
22.06. JLA SONDERB. 13: GEWISSENKRISE
22.06. INFINITE CRISIS 1 (VON 7)
Infinite Crisis #1 RRP Edition CGC 9.8 Tops $1,000
Auctions/Prices, Scoop, Friday, April 14, 2006
A CGC-certified 9.8 copy of Infinite
Crisis #1 RRP edition sold for $1,080 after receiving 8 bids. This copy
caught bidders' attention as being one of the 24 copies certified, but
it was also a CGC Signature Series edition. This copy was signed by Jim
Lee, Phil Jimenez, and Andy Lanning.
DC MONTH-TO-MONTH SALES: January 2006
posted 03-17-2006 05:10 PM
BY MARC-OLIVER FRISCH
The "Infinite Crisis" crossover still
purring like a kitten and the big "One Year Later" reboot just round
the corner, January was, understandably, another very quiet month for
DC Comics, in terms of new titles. The publisher's top-selling new
title in January was the DAY OF VENGEANCE: INFINITE CRISIS SPECIAL
one-shot. Other than that, the limited series SGT. ROCK: THE PROPHECY
and ELFQUEST: DISCOVERY debuted, along with the new Vertigo title THE
An overview of ICv2.com's statistics can be found here:
(1) INFINITE CRISIS
10/2005: Infinite Crisis #1 (of 7) -- 249,265 -- [261,365]
11/2005: Infinite Crisis #2 (of 7) -- 207,564 (-16.7%) -- [215,259]
12/2005: Infinite Crisis #3 (of 7) -- 188,853 (- 9.0%) -- [195,771]
01/2006: Infinite Crisis #4 (of 7) -- 182,633 (- 3.3%)
These numbers speak for themselves,
really. Even though it keeps losing steam as a crossover in January,
INFINITE CRISIS itself is tremendously successful for DC, particularly
considering its $ 3.99 price tag, and sales are holding up relatively
The three previous issues also made the
chart in January. selling another estimated 2,121 (issue #1), 3,818
(#2) and 6,918 (#3) copies.
DC MONTH-TO-MONTH SALES: DECEMBER 2005
posted 01-31-2006 03:50 PM
BY MARC-OLIVER FRISCH
(1) INFINITE CRISIS
10/2005: Infinite Crisis #1 (of 7) -- 249,265 -- [259,244]
11/2005: Infinite Crisis #2 (of 7) -- 207,564 (-16.7%) -- [211,441]
12/2005: Infinite Crisis #3 (of 7) -- 188,853 (- 9.0%)
The book's sales seem to be finding
their level quickly. While it's still lost more than 60,000 units
between issues #1 and #3, the percentage drops are actually more gentle
than those of other recent high-profile DC launches. Retailers seem to
have a lot of confidence in the book so far, and it's obviously a big
money-maker for the company, especially given its cover price of $
One also shouldn't underestimate the
ongoing and very enduring boost INFINITE CRISIS and its many precursors
have been giving to the majority of DC's mainstream titles, most
notably SUPERMAN and WONDER WOMAN. INFINITE CRISIS isn't just
tremendously successful as a limited series, but as a crossover as
On the other hand, December marked the
first month since DC began the drum roll for INFINITE CRISIS in which
several titles didn't noticeably profit from taking part in the
crossover or its off-shoots, which might suggest that the interest in
INFINITE CRISIS -- at least so far as the crossover aspect is concerned
-- has peaked for the time being. The coming months should bring more
clarity in the matter.
Like the two previous issues, INFINITE
CRISIS #3 was shipped in two different cover editions, for the record,
one drawn by George Pérez, the other by Jim Lee. Issue #2 made the
chart again in December with 3,877 additional copies, issue #1 with
Countdown to Crisis Chronology (Part 3 of 3)
Friday, January 27
By Paul T. Semones
DOWNLOAD THE CHRONOLOGY, VERSION 1
three-part series investigating the chronology of the DC Universe from
the Countdown 80-page special to Infinite Crisis (read Part 1 and Part 2), today some of the trickiest parts of the chronology are explored and explained.
(Beware: the rest of this column will be, inescapably, SPOILER-HEAVY.)
Yet Infinite Crisis #1 seems to place
the Rock of Eternity’s destruction, the destruction of the Watchtower,
and a startling array of other events all on the same day Superboy is
brooding in front of the television – Monday.
While I am reluctant to distort the
integrity of the core book itself, and while I recognize that my
research on this Sunday/Monday timeframe is not complete, I am nearing
the conclusion that Infinite Crisis #1 is deliberately told in a
jumbled sequence that suits Johns’ preferred dramatic pacing, and
cannot be read as a literal chronological sequence.
O melhor dos quadrinhos nos Eua em 2005
Por José Antônio Mansur — Quarta, 4 de janeiro de 2006
2005 foi o ano em que Marvel e DC – as
duas grandes editoras americanas – mais monopolizaram o mercado de
quadrinhos americanos em tempos recentes. Dessa forma, houve pouco
espaço para os independentes brilharem – com poucas exceções. Aqui vai
uma lista dos melhores quadrinhos publicados na terra do Tio Sam no ano
Phil Jimenez (Otherworld, Infinite Crisis) – A
sombra de George Pérez não paira mais sobre Jimenez. O artista tem se
aventurado a escrever revistas como Otherworld e ainda fez uma arte
magnificamente detalhada nessa minissérie e em Infinite Crisis. Também
dignos de nota: John Cassaday (Surpreendentes X-men), Mark Buckingham e Steve Leialoha (Fábulas), Ed Benes (Aves de Rapina), Bryan Hitch (Os Supremos) e Frank Quitely (WE3).
DC Comics' Infinite Crisis revisits 1985 successes
By Joseph Szadkowski
January 28, 2006
death of the Elongated Man's wife, Sue Dibny, in the spring of 2004, DC
Comics has put its fans into an emotional and multilayered story
crossing over most of its best titles (around 78 comic books, to be
more exact), which has led up to the current, universe-shattering
developments in this monumental seven-part miniseries.
Billed as the sequel to the Crisis on
Infinite Earths miniseries of 1985, in which DC aggressively combined
its multiple versions of Earth into one, with some of its heroes
perishing in the process, the current event and all of its subplots are
bound to give the confused, casual comic-book fan an eye-watering
headache. (I review a few of the trade paperbacks below to shed light
on the epic.)
I'll readily admit that I have only a
slight idea of what is going on here, but it sure looks exciting as I
read such mighty dialogue as "being the only survivor of a reality that
never existed" and "the very fabric of existence has shifted."
The story of Infinite Crisis thus far
offers the end of the Justice League, a Power Girl epiphany, the
destruction of the Freedom Fighters, the Spectre savoring vengeance,
Brother Eye wreaking havoc on the metahumans and a despondent Joker not
being offered the chance to join the Secret Society of Supervillains.
As a team of creators including Geoff
Johns, Phil Jimenez, Andy Lanning and George Perez leaves its mark on
the unfolding story, it's obvious heroes and villains will continue to
die, multiple versions of Superman will be right in the middle of the
mess, and comic-book fans late to the game will spend lots of cash to
find out what is going on and what is going to happen.
DC MONTH-TO-MONTH SALES: NOVEMBER 2005
posted 01-04-2006 04:30 PM
BY MARC-OLIVER FRISCH
Besides dutifully carrying on with
INFINITE CRISIS and all that it entails, November was the launch month
of DC Comics' ALL-STAR SUPERMAN, written by Grant Morrison and drawn by
Frank Quitely. Unfortunately, sales don't turn out as spectacular as
one might have imagined, leaving ALL-STAR SUPERMAN #1 on a modest
second place after a strong INFINITE CRISIS #2 on the November chart.
Other notable November debuts from DC included Matt Wagner's BATMAN AND
THE MONSTER MEN, a new JONAH HEX ongoing series, DANGER GIRL: BACK IN
BLACK (WildStorm) and Brian Wood's DMZ (Vertigo), as well as the final
two SEVEN SOLDIERS limited series by Grant Morrison, FRANKENSTEIN and
(1) INFINITE CRISIS
10/2005: Infinite Crisis #1 (of 7) -- 249,265 -- [257,053]
11/2005: Infinite Crisis #2 (of 7) -- 207,564 (-16.7%)
This is a respectable second-issue
drop-off for a book selling in these spheres. Although there were a few
titles which sold higher or similar numbers with their debut issues in
2005, INFINITE CRISIS is the first series for the year which manages to
stay above 200K with two consecutive issues. (The last one was the
Brian Azzarello/Jim Lee SUPERMAN in 2004.)
For the record, it should be mentioned
that both issues shipped with two different covers. But that's hardly
an unusual practice, at this stage.
~ By NATALIE NICHOLS ~
hasn't been such death and destruction – not to mention such a
protracted and breathless commercial buildup – since … well, since the
last time DC destroyed and rebuilt its superhero universe. That was 20
years ago, in 1985, when writer Marv Wolfman and artist George Pérez
tore up the canon in the year-long Crisis on Infinite Earths
(which spread to the rest of DC's titles, just as this Crisis has).
Their task was to streamline the many different “versions” of Earth
created during DC's first half-century – the '40s-era “Golden Age”
heroes lived on “Earth-Two,” for example, while the '60s “Silver Age”
heroes resided on “Earth-One,” with, literally, infinite variations
including our own superhero-less planet (Earth-Prime). Crisis on Infinite Earths
resolved the dilemma via a suitably cosmic calamity that collapsed all
of these Earths into one planet with a single timeline. The major
characters' origins were retold, only a handful of players who survived
the crisis even remembered it, and soon the DC universe was back in
But is it really ever as simple as
hitting the reset button? Does achieving the greater good always
require responding to a threat in a crucial split second? Or is it
something much harder to effect, calling for restraint as much as
force, as well as for an understanding of why some lines should not be
crossed, whatever the seemingly righteous justification? Because once
you cross a line – invade countries on false pretenses, detain
innocents indefinitely, argue that some prisoners are more torture-able
than others – you can never go back.
Or, as Green Arrow tells the Flash in Identity Crisis, “In case you didn’t notice – in some battles – both sides lose.”
NOVEMBER 2005 SALES CHARTS & MARKET SHARE REPORT
12-16-2005 03:40 PM
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
TOP 300 COMIC BOOKS
INFINITE CRISIS #2 (Of 7)
INFINITE CRISIS #1 (Reorder)
TOP 100 TPB
CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS ABSOLUTE EDITION HC
CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS (Reorder)
December 5, 2005
written by Michael Dolce
5 Questions With: Dan Didio (Part Two)
our chat with Crisis Management specialist Dan Didio, Wizard talks
monsters, 52* and just what comes next for the DCU.
You made the point about Wonder Woman
and how, when she killed the villain Medusa, because Medusa was a
monster, nobody cared. But kill a man trying to take over the world
Or a character they’re familiar with or liked at one point, which was
Max Lord all of a sudden it was a different story. The best part is
when people come up to me and complain about the Max Lord killing, they
never complain about the Medusa. And Greg specifically went out of his
way to make sure there was a parallel between the two. He actually
wanted to make sure that was there and be able to have that
correlation. So when everyone goes, ”She doesn’t kill, she’s not a
killer,” we can go ahead and say, “Well, wait a minute, a year ago she
did. So why is that different? What constitutes a monster? Is it a
physical make-up or a psychological make-up. So you can argue in some
ways that Max Lord as he was being portrayed is much more of a monster
than Medusa ever was.
Can you fill us in on the 52* series and just what exactly it’s going to entail?
There's two things that occur towards the end of and following
Infinite Crisis. What happens is that we jump all the books [ahead] one
year later. Primary reason for that is that I wanted to get to a spot
that every story was fresh and change was occurring and you saw the
ramifications of Infinite Crisis without a lot of the set-up. Because
you know [once] Infinite Crisis ends and we bring the Universe to a
cohesive point, every story will be the same coming out of it because
they will all be referring to what happened just before. But if you
start one year later everything seems like it has a chance to be a lot
more fresh jumping into the middle of the story.
[ Read more CRISIS MANAGEMENT ]
INFINITE CRISIS ARRIVES
Friday, October 14
Wizard spends the day trailing creators Geoff Johns and Phil Jimenez
book shop from suburban New York to sunny L.A. found itself in the
midst of a Crisis on Wednesday and Geoff Johns and Phil Jimenez were
right in the middle of it. Which is exactly where they should have been
since they were responsible for it.
With the debut of the Infinite Crisis
mini-series on Wednesday, the creators birthed DC’s most epic and
all-encompassing storyline since…well, since 1985’s Crisis on Infinite
Earths from writer Marv Wolfman and artist George Perez. But a lot has
changed at DC and in the world between the Gipper-Era and now.
“13 year-olds in 1985 were playing Pac
Man,” explains the Los Angeles-based Johns while en route to his local
comic shop, “Kids today are playing Grand Theft Auto—I get my ass
kicked in Halo by 11-year-olds all the time!”
[ Read more
INFINITE CRISIS ARRIVES ]
5 Questions With: Dan Didio (Part One)
November 28, 2005
When you need some Crisis Management,
there's only one man you can go to. DC Comics head honcho Dan Didio,
sat down with Wizard recently to talk Infinite Crisis, the need for a
cohesive DC Universe and the biggest surprise so far from one of the
biggest event of 2005.
I'm a big fan of how you're trying to
bring about a cohesive DC Universe with Infinite Crisis. Did you feel
the need to create an event that did this?
The hard part for DC and the strength of DC in a lot of ways, was that
it was multiple companies. You could look at Fuacett characters,
Charlton Characters, DC characters…they didn’t come form the same
source so every time we tried to bring them into the same world, they
never really clicked and felt like they really belonged with each
What we knew we wanted to do was create
an event, a story that not only found all these characters interacting
in the same world, but to create a backdrop behind that world so it
felt like it was all the same. The primary goal behind the four
mini-series [leading up to Infinite Crisis] was to show what the DC
Universe looked like. That there was something going on that affected
DC COMICS TOPS OCTOBER SALES
Friday, November 11, 2005
According to figures released by Diamond
Distributors on Friday, DC Comics overtook Marvel Comics for the No. 1
positions in dollar share and unit share.
DC had 36.96 percent of the dollar share to 32.43 percent for Marvel and 39.12 percent of the unit share to 37.64 for Marvel.
Infinite Crisis #1 was far and away the
top-selling book, followed in the top 10 by House of M #7, New Avengers
#12, Justice #2, Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #1, Uncanny X-Men
#465, Villains United #6, JLA #120, Amazing Spider-Man #525 and JLA
TOP SALES CHARTS FOR ACTUAL SALES IN OCTOBER, 2005
by Jonah Weiland, Executive Producer
Posted: November 11, 2005
Below you'll find Market Shares based on
actual sales of product shipped in October, 2005, as provided by
Diamond Comics Distributors.
INFINITE CRISIS #1 (Of 7)
DC SPECIAL RETURN O/DONNA TROY #4 (Of 4)
From Silver Bullet Comics
Sunday Slugfest - Infinite Crisis #1
Posted: Sunday, October 16
By: Keith Dallas
Jim Kingman (4 Bullets)
The artwork is spectacular, so good that it should not be taken for
granted. This isn’t hyperbole, this is appreciation. When you think of
the artwork on Crisis On Infinite Earths, you think of George Perez and
the remarkable job he did, arguably his best work. It makes sense to
have Phil Jimenez, who really captures the feel of Perez’s style while
having his own distinct linework, illustrate this sequel. Jimenez and
inker Lanning truly shine on all levels, from wide-screen battles to
personal turmoil conveyed in facial expressions.
John Hays (5 Bullets)
Jimenez’s art is really top notch this time out. I really believe that Phil was the ideal choice to succeed George Perez in Crisis art duties. Their styles are very similar, and it provides a smooth transition from the old Crisis
to the new one. Some scenes of particular enjoyment would be the big
three’s encounter, the massing of OMACs, the great Spectre splash page,
and of course, the last splash page. The coloring was also phenomenal.
It’s hard to believe how far that medium has come since the original
Shawn Hill (3 Bullets)
Plot: Whooo boy. Omacs. Secret Societies of Super Villains.
Rann-Thanagar War. Crazy gods. Take all the disparate Countdown series,
stir them into a pot, and then make sure Jimenez is present to compose
this gumbo so that every flavor comes through with pungent clarity.
With lotsa splash pages and spaceships!
Shaun Manning (5 Bullets)
Phil Jimenez on art... man, he’s earning his place as a new George
Pérez. Granted, the original Mr. Pérez is doing a fine job on covers,
but Jimenez is working to match him on sheer volume of characters per
page, and each hero and villain looks incredible.
James Redington (4 Bullets)
I had a slight problem with Phil Jimenez’s art. It’s almost too
close to the art of Pérez, but that aside, it was bloody beautiful. All
the action scenes were brutal and looked like they should. What I mean
is they looked like super powered fights. This is what I expect, NOT
just aimless punches but clever attacks and resolutions.
[ Read more Sunday Slugfest - Infinite Crisis #1 ]
Infinite Crisis #1
Comic Book Review by Jonathan Baylis
Published: October 12, 2005
I happened to be dropping off my
girlfriend this morning by a local comic store, so I went in, and lo
and behold, to my surprise, Infinite Crisis #1 came out. (My girlfriend
via my conscience popping in: "I can't believe I'm dating a geek! You
knew it was coming out today and you were nerdy enough to want to be
one of the first to read it!") Thanks, Ophira.
It's HERE! It's been hyped for what
seems like forEVER and now it's here. Buildup upon buildup since
Identity Crisis. The biggest smackdown on the DC universe in 20 years
since the last Crisis.
Well? Does it live up to the hype?
But... I'm a sucker for hype. I'm a
sucker for big events. I'm a sucker for the World's Finest team (is it
just me, or has this whole WW trinity thing been a formulated
conspiracy thing in the past couple of years or so. Who really cares
about Wonder Woman - with the exception of George Perez's AMAZING run!)
(And speaking of George Perez...) I'm a sucker for Phil Jimenez
(Invisibles, Tempest, huge fan, huge fan...) And I wanted to read the
Dan DiDio: Crisis Counseling 01
10-12-2005 04:44 PM
If you saw one of Dan
DiDio’s “Crisis Counseling” panels at any of the various conventions
over the past year you know what’s coming. Handling questions about the
build-up to the miniseries, the original Crisis, as well as Infinite
Crisis itself, DiDio hit questions, concerns, and outright accusations
with answers, teases, and quite often, a Cheshire Cat grin.
As previously announced, the DC Vice
President and Executive Editor has agreed to handle questions about
Infinite Crisis monthly, on the Wednesday during the miniseries run, a
continuation of his “Crisis Counseling” sessions. While future
installments will take selected questions from readers, for the
inaugural session, DiDio handled questions from Newsarama.
One last thing before we start – images
included in this article are from issue #1 of Infinite Crisis. The
first few have already been seen, though the page with Superboy has not
been seen previously. Likewise, and here’s the important part – the
full sized cover to Infinite Crisis #2 (linked to via the
previously-seen thumbnail below) is the full sized, actual version of
Infinite Crisis #2, which can now be shown. Again – a major, major,
major spoiler warning – the different cover has a spoiler to Infinite
Crisis #1, so, if you don’t want to know about it, don’t click the
Power Girl cover. Got it?
[ Read more Dan DiDio: Crisis Counseling 01 ]
NY TIMES ON INFINITE CRISIS
posted 10-12-2005 09:25 AM
Jennifer M. Contino
Today's New York Times
has an article about the darker direction the DCU is heading towards
with the Infinite Crisis and other upcoming plans. Dan DiDio, Greg
Rucka, and Mark Waid were just a few of the people quoted in the piece.
The Times said one of DC's goals "is to hold on to a more sophisticated
The article covered most of the key
events in the DCU from the past year that have led to the Infinite
Crisis, as well as addressed some of the fears people have expressed
about the supposed "darker" DCU that is coming after this Crisis. In
the piece, Dan DiDio said, "I think people feel it's dark because it's
so compelling. They don't know how our heroes are going to get out of
Rucka commented those thinking the DCU is becoming too grim or dark are "scared."
According to the article,
The one-year gap that results from the "Infinite Crisis" will allow a
hard look at every DC title with the question "What works about this
character for the 21st century?" Mr. Waid said. Some titles may end up
being canceled. Others will get a change of editors or writers.
The first issue of Infinite Crisis is in stores this week. You can read the entire article at the New York Times
Recalibrating DC Heroes for a Grittier Century
DiDio, left, and Paul Levitz, DC Comics executives. "This is not just
an editorial risk; it's a company risk," Mr. DiDio said.
By GEORGE GENE GUSTINES
Published: October 12, 2005
Several writers are working to further
that evolution. They include Geoff Johns, a fan-favorite creator who
helped revitalize "Teen Titans" and "Green Lantern"; Grant Morrison,
who pushed the Justice League to new heights of popularity; Mr. Rucka,
a novelist whose comics work includes runs on Batman, Superman and
Wonder Woman; and Mark Waid, a former editor at DC and an expert on the
accumulated histories of DC's heroes. Others involved in the project
include Keith Giffen, who will provide page layouts for "52," and
George Pérez, an artist held in high regard whose style guides will
give DC's heroes a consistent look.
The approach was more like the team
model for writing a television series than the traditional solitary one
for comics, said Paul Levitz, the president and publisher of DC, a unit
of Time Warner.
Revitalizing old characters is not
without risk. In 1996, Marvel Entertainment, DC's archrival, made over
some of its oldest heroes. The "Heroes Reborn" project included new
origin stories that took place in a parallel universe. But the project
was not popular with readers; eventually the characters were returned
to their original stories. In 2000, Marvel tried again with a much more
successful "Ultimate" line of comics.
Magazine does not include an interview with George Pérez, but it does feature a full page reprint of the Pérez's INFINITE CRISIS #1.
COLOR GEORGE PÉREZ INFINITE CRISIS #1 COVER
posted 08-17-2005 07:00 PM by MattBrady
Last week we promised a look at George Pérez's colored version of his cover to October's Infinite Crisis #1 (split 50/50 with Jim Lee's, below), and here it is...
Look for a sneak peek of Lee and Pérez's
covers to each of the limited series' seven issues here at Newsarama as
soon as they become available.
And in case you missed, it, you can find Lee's cover to November's Infinite Crisis #2 right here.
IDENTITY CRISIS #2 COVER
08-12-2005 04:57 PM
posted by MattBrady
What, you thought her origin was being cleaned up just so they can put her back on the shelf?
DC has provided Newsarama with the preliminary version of the cover to Infinite Crisis #2 by Jim Lee.
And for those who like to keep track, the covers to Infinite Crisis #1 (to ship in a 50/50 ratio) we’ve already seen by Jim Lee and George Perez.
Look for a colored version of Perez’s IC #1 cover on Newsarama next week.
Infinite Crisis Looms Over DCU
week of 8/8/2005
The mightiest heroes in the DC Universe
must stand against their greatest enemies, and each other, in DC
Comics' seven-issue epic Infinite Crisis, by the superstar team of
Green Lantern writer Geoff Johns and Otherworld artists Phil Jimenez
& Andy Lanning.
DC has spent much of 2005 laying the
groundwork for this shattering event with Countdown to Infinite Crisis,
Prelude to Infinite Crisis, Day of Vengeance, The Rann/Thanagar War,
Villains United, and The OMAC Project. All of these best sellers have
heightened anticipation for Infinite Crisis #1 (AUG050205, $3.99), in
which the DCU's greatest heroes -- Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman
-- must face their darkest hour alongside Nightwing, Supergirl, Donna
Troy, Superboy, Robin, Wonder Girl, Green Lantern, the Flash and
others. Friendships, lives and the direction of an entire universe will
all be at stake as Infinite Crisis takes its toll, bringing the most
dramatic changes that have been seen in the DCU in 20 years.
The book is scheduled to ship on October
12 with two covers -- one by George Pérez and one by Jim Lee &
Sandra Hope -- in a 50/50 split.
LYING IN THE GUTTERS VOLUME 2 COLUMN 12
Monday August 8, 2005
One intrepid reader heard
Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing Stephanie Fierman
launching into a minor tirade about yours truly ("he's not a
journalist!"). Nevertheless my wide and varied web of sources
throughout the convention (and not just a couple of willing prostitutes
with dictaphones, honest) pulled up this collection of treats. No, not
even the recent appointment of a Jeff Trojan as a VP can stop all these
LITG has mentioned "Superman
Confidential" and "Batman Confidential" before - well it looks like
they're both confirmed as good to go ongoing series. The contents are,
well, confidential, but expect to see Geoff Johns on the former.
There's a new "Blue Beetle" book by
Keith Giffen on the slates. That news alone gave me an internal tingle
that you really don't want to know anything more about.
"Wonder Woman" will be kicking off again
from issue 1, but this isn't your dad's reboot. All the Countdown
miniseries will get "Infinite Crisis" specials.
INFINITE CRISIS #1 - GEORGE PÉREZ B&W COVER
08-08-2005 05:27 PM
By now comic book readers have become very familiar with Jim Lee's iconic cover to October's Infinite Crisis #1
by Geoff Johns and Phil Jimenez, the beginning of DC's seven-issue
limited series that promises to change their Universe for years to
But regular readers of Newsarama also
know that issue #1 (as well as all issues of the series) will feature
covers by both Lee and George Pérez in a 50/50 ratio, the latter of
which has yet to be seen...
...Until now that is.
Click on the thumbnail on your right to
view an early, black & white version of the other Infinite Crisis
#1 cover in all its Pérez-glory, courtesy of DC Comics.
And for you hardcore fans of Pérez and detail, click here for a dial-up busting (be warned) 1400x2079 version of the image.
GEORGE PEREZ'S INFINITE CRISIS COVER
Monday, August 8, 2005
DC Comics has provided The Continuum a first look at George Perez's cover to Infinite Crisis #1.
Both Perez and Jim Lee are doing covers for the seven-issue series.
The 40-page first issue goes on sale on Oct. 12 and will cost $3.99.
WWC: DAY 2 - DC CRISIS COUNSELING PANEL
posted 08-07-2005 02:36 PM by MattBrady
Featuring panelists Dan DiDio, Greg
Rucka, VP of Sales Bob Wayne, and editor Joan Hilty, DC’s Saturday
evening “Crisis Counseling” panel at WizardWorld: Chicago offered a
little in terms of upcoming information, a touch in terms of teases,
and more often than not, the phrase, “All will be revealed” to fans’
questions about upcoming stories, endings of stories, fates of
characters, and more.
• Asked about George Perez’s upcoming
role with DC, DiDio repeated an earlier announcement that Perez would
be drawing the alternate covers to all seven issues of Infinite Crisis
(Jim Lee will be drawing the regular covers). Asked later about the
status of Teen Titans: Games, the original graphic novel by Perez and
Marv Wolfman the two began years ago, and were at one time working to
complete, DiDio said that the GN is on hold for now.
From Doug Nasluchacz
Info from the Chicago Comiccon:
• Asked about George Perez’s upcoming role with DC, DiDio repeated an
earlier announcement that Perez would be drawing the alternate covers to all
seven issues of Infinite Crisis (Jim Lee will be drawing the regular
covers). Asked later about the status of Teen Titans: Games, the original
graphic novel by Perez and Marv Wolfman the two began years ago, and were at
one time working to complete, DiDio said that the GN is on hold for now.
WIZ CHI '05 PEREZ COVERS INFINITE CRISIS
posted 08-06-2005 07:28 PM
BY NATHAN JEWELL
Bob Wayne, Greg Rucka, Dan DiDio and Joan Hilty were on the Infinite Crisis panel at Wizard World Chicago.
Not a lot of new announcements were made, but the panelists did say
that Ted Kord, Max Lord, Sue Dibny, and Barry Allen would not be making
a return to the DCU after the Infinite Crisis.
The new 52 weekly series is directly spun out of events occurring in Infinite Crisis #4,
which ships in March of 2006. There will be multiple teams on 52 to
ensure that it's a continuous event and will come out on time.
DC announced that fan favorite artist George Perez will be drawing all the seven covers of Infinite Crisis.
There was cryptic news that Keith Giffen
is working on a new series, but the publisher would not confirm what it
was about or who was featured in the comic.
DCU continuity will be sustained after the Infinite Crisis.
These titles are unaffected by Infinite Crisis: Brave and the Bold, Plastic Man, the All Stars line, and Legion of Super-Heroes.
These characters are not coming back to the DCU: Ted Kord, Barry Allen, Maxwell Lord, or Sue Dibny.
When asked about a possible new Blue Beetle, the panelists said, "If there is a new Blue Beetle, it won't be Ted Kord."
Keep checking back with THE PULSE for more from Wizard World Chicago.
TROJAN WARRIOR: JIMENEZ TALKS: "DC SPECIAL: THE RETURN OF DONNA TROY"
by Jonah Weiland, Executive Producer
Posted: August 2, 2005
Donna Troy was one
of the most beloved members of the DC Comics Teen Titans. Fans mourned
her death in the "Graduation Day" mini-series and rejoiced when DC
announced the four-issue "DC Special: Return of Donna Troy" mini-series
by writer Phil Jimenez and artist Jose Garcia Lopez. However, when some
readers picked up the first issue of the series they found it wasn't
quite what they expected and some were left confused. CBR News chatted
with Jimenez by phone last week for some clarification and background
on the series and some hints on how it ties into the looming "Infinite
After the DC Universe settles down from
the events of "Infinite Crisis," readers can expect appearances from
Donna in a monthly DC book. "I think there's been some talk. The plan
had always been that once she was reintroduced she would be placed in
either the 'Titans' or 'The Outsiders.' I suspect it will be one of
Jimenez has enjoyed crafting a story
that reintroduces one of his favorite characters and places her at the
forefront of the big events in the DC Universe. He urges readers who
may be confused or have questions to stick with the book. The final two
issues of "The Return of Donna Troy" should tie things together for
them nicely. "I just hope readers remembers that it is a four-issue
series," Jimenez said. "Just because everything wasn't explained in
issue one doesn't mean it doesn't pan out over the other three issues."
DC Titles Solicited to Ship in October 2005
07-18-2005 07:59 PM
INFINITE CRISIS #1
Written by Geoff Johns, art by Phil Jimenez and Andy Lanning, covers by Jim Lee and Sandra Hope and George Pérez
It's finally here: the comics event so
massive that it built over the first half of 2005, through Countdown,
Day of Vengeance, Rann/Thanagar War, Villains United and The OMAC
Project. Prepare for the dawn of the DCU's darkest day in Infinite
Crisis, a 7-issue miniseries written. Surrounded by their most fearsome
enemies, the world's greatest heroes are divided within and without.
DC's icons -- Superman, Batman, Wonder
Woman -- are joined by Nightwing, Supergirl, Donna Troy, Superboy,
Robin, Wonder Girl, Green Lantern, the Flash and more as they face
their most dire hour. What happens next will destroy friendships and
lives, dictating the direction of the universe for the next generation!
Years in the making, the greatest event
to hit the DCU in over two decades is about to explode. This issue will
ship with covers by Lee and Williams (50 percent) and Pérez (50
40 pages, $3.99, in stores on Oct. 12.
DC'S EDITORIAL CHANGE-UP: DIDIO EXPLAINS
posted 06-10-2005 08:48 PM
coming to the DC Universe following Infinite Crisis won’t be limited
just to the characters. DC Executive Editor Dan DiDio has confirmed for
Newsarama that, following the seven-issue Infinite Crisis miniseries,
DC editorial will see a significant change as well.
In a brief chat with Newsarama Friday
morning, DiDio initially explained some of the rationale behind the
upcoming “One Year Later…” jump all the DCU titles will experience
coming out of Infinite Crisis between February and March of 2006.
“We had an editorial meeting to talk
through Crisis - how we’re going to handle it, how we’re going to
coordinate it, and how we’re going to follow it,” DiDio said. “When the
suggestion was made by editorial of maybe doing a leap ahead in
storylines, it gave us an interesting hook that would really play
nicely, because it would allow you to get back into your characters in
their own individual stories again, without being made to feel that
they’re all coming from the same place and the same time. With
everything running as tightly as it will be in Crisis, the last thing
we wanted to do was follow it by having all the series coming from the
same exact place, and the same exact time, because that can get a
little redundant. This allows for every series to have its own
individual identity again, and allows us to get the balls back up in
the air as quickly as possible and get right back into the heart of
what makes each character special.”
[ Read more DC'S EDITORIAL CHANGE-UP: DIDIO EXPLAINS ]
From WIZARD #165
05 SUMMER PREVIEW: THE RETURN OF DONNA TROY
written by Chris Ward
printed in WIZARD #165 (Jul 2005)
The former Titan resurfaces with clues to 'Crisis'.
It's a brand-new dawn for Donna!
Originally Wonder Girl Donna Troy, seemingly killed in Titans/Young Justice: Graduation Day mini-series but instead transported to a strange world, roars back to life in DC Special: The Return of Donna Troy.
written by Phil Jimenez with art by Jose Luis Garcia and George Perez,
the four issue mini also serves as the official prologue to October's Infinite Crisis mini-series (drawn by Jimenez and written by Geoff Jones).
"This series sets Donna Troy up as a
major player in the Crisis itself," the writer says. "It also connects
to the cosmic events of the Rann/Thanagar War and the Teen Titans and
the Outsiders. We're using her background and history to explain why
she's so pivotal to the DC Universe, and why she, more than anyone
else, has to be in the role she's about to take on."
Plus August's issue #3 is girl-on-girl action when Donna tangles with current Wonder Girl Cassie Sandsmark!
From Comic Book Resources
DCU COMING ATTRACTIONS
by Justin Jordan, Special to CBR News
Posted: June 4, 2005
The fall will see a new "Absolute
Edition" of "Crisis on Infinite Earths," including a brand new cover by
a up-and-coming new talent by the name of George Perez.
Perez will also be doing one of the dual
covers that will appear on October's "Infinite Crisis." The other
artist will be superstar Jim Lee.
, thanks to Andy Mangels
DC's DCU Panel @ WW: Philly
06-04-2005 09:03 PM
On the Infinite Crisis front, it was announced that each issue of the seven issue miniseries will have two covers, one by Jim Lee, one by George Perez.
The previously announced Crisis on Inifintie Earths: The Aboslute Edition
will ship in November. One volume will contain the entire maxiseries,
while a second will present behind-the-scenes features. George Pérez
will provide new covers for both volumes.
Wizard World Philadelphia: DCU Coming Attractions
Posted: Saturday, June 4
Posted By: Mike Storniolo
DC Universe Panel
Hosted by Bob Wayne many questions were answered about the future happenings of the DCU and some new projects revealed as well.
* The seven issue Infinite Crisis series will have two covers per issue, one by Jim Lee and the other by George Perez.