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INFINITE CRISIS #1 (Lee Cover)
Date: Oct 2005
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    "Infinite Crisis" (32 pages) 
    writer:  Geoff Johns 
    art:  Phil Jimenez
    Andy Lanning
    colors:  Jeremy Cox
    Guy Major 
     
    letters:  Nick Napolitano
    editor:  Jeanine Schaefer
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    News: An Overview of Infinite Crisis

    Fri, 18 Aug 2006 18:44:37 CST [ submitted by Vu ]
     From www.popmatters.com
    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 ]

    News: Infinite Crisis Coming to Germany

    May 01, 2006 01:54 am
     From www.paninicomics.de
    INFINITE CRISIS
    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.

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    News: Infinite Crisis #1 RRP Edition

    April 14, 2006 07:48 pm
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    INFINITE CRISIS #1 (RRP Edition) (Oct 2005)
    DC Comics
    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.

    News: Month-To-Month Sales: Jan 2006

    March 18, 2006 01:07 am
     From www.comicon.com/pulse

    INFINITE CRISIS #1 (Lee Cover) (Oct 2005)
    DC Comics



    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 EXTERMINATORS.

    An overview of ICv2.com's statistics can be found here: www.icv2.com

    (excerpt)

    (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 well.

    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.

    News: Month-To-Month Sales: Dec 2005

    February 03, 2006 07:58 pm
     From www.comicon.com/pulse
    DC MONTH-TO-MONTH SALES: DECEMBER 2005
    posted 01-31-2006 03:50 PM
    BY MARC-OLIVER FRISCH


    INFINITE CRISIS #1 (Lee Cover) (Oct 2005)
    DC Comics


    (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 $ 3.99.

    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 well.

    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 2,191.

    News: Countdown to Crisis Chronology Part 3

    February 03, 2006 08:41 pm
     From www.silverbulletcomics.com
    Countdown to Crisis Chronology (Part 3 of 3)
    Friday, January 27
    By Paul T. Semones

    DOWNLOAD THE CHRONOLOGY, VERSION 1

     

    INFINITE CRISIS #1 (Lee Cover) (Oct 2005)
    DC Comics
    Concluding this 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.)

    (excerpt)

    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.

    News: Brazil's Best of 2005

    January 28, 2006 07:03 pm
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    INFINITE CRISIS #1 (Lee Cover) (Oct 2005)
    DC Comics


    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 passado:

    (excerpt)

    Melhor artista:
    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).

    News: Infinite Crisis Revisits 1985 Successes

    January 28, 2006 01:23 am
     From www.washingtontimes.com
    DC Comics' Infinite Crisis revisits 1985 successes
    By Joseph Szadkowski
    January 28, 2006


    INFINITE CRISIS #1 (Lee Cover) (Oct 2005)
    DC Comics


    Since the 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.

    News: DC Month-To-Month: Nov 2005

    January 05, 2006 11:12 pm
     From www.comicon.com/pulse
    DC MONTH-TO-MONTH SALES: NOVEMBER 2005
    posted 01-04-2006 04:30 PM
    BY MARC-OLIVER FRISCH


    INFINITE CRISIS #1 (Lee Cover) (Oct 2005)
    DC Comics

    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 BULLETEER.

    (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.

    News: Infinite Crisis Article in LA City Beat #133

    December 23, 2005 09:03 am
     From www.lacitybeat.com
    INFINITE CRISES
    ~ By NATALIE NICHOLS ~
    12-22-05

    (excerpt)

     

    INFINITE CRISIS #1 (Lee Cover) (Oct 2005)
    DC Comics
    Indeed, there 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 fighting shape.

    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.”

    News: Top Comic Books With Estimated Sales

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

    INFINITE CRISIS #1 (Lee Cover) (Oct 2005)
    DC Comics

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

    (excerpt)

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

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

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

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

    TOP 300 COMIC BOOKS

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

    TOP 100 TPB

    Rank Title Price Publisher Est. sales
    29 CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS ABSOLUTE EDITION HC $99.99 DC 3,100
    49 CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS (Reorder) $29.99 DC 2,300
    News: Five Questions with Didio (Part Two)

    December 05, 2005 06:29 pm
     From www.wizarduniverse.com
    CRISIS MANAGEMENT
    December 5, 2005
    written by Michael Dolce
    5 Questions With: Dan Didio (Part Two)
    Continuing 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 who’s human…
    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 ]

    >>>
    ISSUE 171:
    INFINITE CRISIS ARRIVES
    Friday, October 14

    Wizard spends the day trailing creators Geoff Johns and Phil Jimenez
    Every comic 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 ]

    News: Five Questsions with Didio (Part One)

    November 28, 2005 09:49 pm
     From www.wizarduniverse.com
    CRISIS MANAGEMENT
    5 Questions With: Dan Didio (Part One)
    November 28, 2005


    INFINITE CRISIS #1 (Lee Cover) (Oct 2005)
    DC Comics
    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 other.

    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 everyone.

    News: DC Tops October Sales

    November 11, 2005 09:22 pm
     From www.comicbookresources.com

    INFINITE CRISIS #1 (Lee Cover) (Oct 2005)
    DC Comics

    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 #21.

    >>>
    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.

    (excerpt)

    Rank Title
    1
    26
    INFINITE CRISIS #1 (Of 7)
    DC SPECIAL RETURN O/DONNA TROY #4 (Of 4)
    $3.99
    $2.99
    News: Slugfest - Infinite Crisis #1

    October 18, 2005 05:53 am
     From Silver Bullet Comics
    Sunday Slugfest - Infinite Crisis #1
    Posted: Sunday, October 16
    By: Keith Dallas

    (excerpt)

    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 Crisis.

    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 ]

    News: Infinite Crisis #1 Review at The Trades

    October 12, 2005 07:51 pm
     From www.the-trades.com

     

    INFINITE CRISIS #1 (Lee Cover) (Oct 2005)
    DC Comics
    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 damn thing.

    News: IC #2 Cover Contains Spoilers

    October 12, 2005 07:46 pm
     From www.newsarama.com
    Dan DiDio: Crisis Counseling 01
    10-12-2005 04:44 PM


    INFINITE CRISIS #1 (Lee Cover) (Oct 2005)
    DC Comics


    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 ]

    News: Pulse Mentions NY Times Article

    October 12, 2005 07:41 pm
     From www.comicon.com/pulse
     

    INFINITE CRISIS #1 (Lee Cover) (Oct 2005)
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    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 readership."

    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 the danger."

    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
    News: NY Times: Recalibrating DC Heroes

    October 12, 2005 12:28 am
     From www.nytimes.com
     

    INFINITE CRISIS #1 (Lee Cover) (Oct 2005)
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    Dan DiDio, left, and Paul Levitz, DC Comics executives. "This is not just an editorial risk; it's a company risk," Mr. DiDio said.
    Recalibrating DC Heroes for a Grittier Century
    By GEORGE GENE GUSTINES
    Published: October 12, 2005

    (excerpt)

    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.

    News: Wizard #169 Does Not Feature Pérez Interview

    September 30, 2005 11:45 pm
     From Vu (email)

    INFINITE CRISIS #1 (Lee Cover) (Oct 2005)
    DC 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.

    News: Infinite Crisis Pérez Cover in Color

    August 17, 2005 09:44 pm
     From www.newsarama.com
    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.

    News: Infinite Crisis #1 Color Cover Soon

    August 13, 2005 04:13 pm
     From www.newsarama.com
    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?

    Riiiiight...

    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.

    News: Diamond Spotlights Infinite Crisis #1

    August 08, 2005 11:10 pm
     From www.diamondcomics.com
    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.

    News: Wonder Woman to Reset After Infinite Crisis?

    August 08, 2005 11:08 pm
     From www.comicbookresources.com
    LYING IN THE GUTTERS VOLUME 2 COLUMN 12
    Monday August 8, 2005

    INFINITE BUZZ

    (excerpt)

    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 leaks.

    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.

    News: Infinite Crisis #1 Pérez Cover

    August 08, 2005 10:53 pm
     From www.newsarama.com
    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 come.

    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.

     From www.comicscontinuum.com
    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.

    News: Newsarama Covers "Crisis Counseling"

    August 07, 2005 07:09 pm
     From www.newsarama.com

    INFINITE CRISIS #1 (Lee Cover) (Oct 2005)
    DC Comics

    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.

    (excerpt)

    • 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.

    News: TT: Games On Hold?

    August 07, 2005 06:52 pm
     From Doug Nasluchacz

    INFINITE CRISIS #1 (Lee Cover) (Oct 2005)
    DC Comics

    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.

    News: Wizard Chicago Pérez Covers Infinite Crisis

    August 07, 2005 06:49 pm
     From www.comicon.com/pulse

    INFINITE CRISIS #1 (Lee Cover) (Oct 2005)
    DC Comics





    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.

    RANDOM NOTES
    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.

    News: Jimenez Talks Donna Troy

    August 02, 2005 11:25 pm
     From www.comicbookresources.com
    TROJAN WARRIOR: JIMENEZ TALKS: "DC SPECIAL: THE RETURN OF DONNA TROY"
    by Jonah Weiland, Executive Producer
    Posted: August 2, 2005


    DC SPECIAL: RETURN OF DONNA TROY #1 (Jun 2005)
    DC Comics

    INFINITE CRISIS #1 (Lee Cover) (Oct 2005)
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    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 Crisis."

    (excerpt)

    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 those books."

    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."

    News: DC Titles Solicited to Ship in October 2005

    July 19, 2005 08:45 pm
     From www.newsarama.com
    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 percent).
    40 pages, $3.99, in stores on Oct. 12.

    News: DC Editorial To Change After Infinite Crisis

    June 11, 2005 04:38 am
     From www.newsarama.com
    DC'S EDITORIAL CHANGE-UP: DIDIO EXPLAINS
    posted 06-10-2005 08:48 PM


    INFINITE CRISIS #1 (Lee Cover) (Oct 2005)
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    The changes 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 ]

    News: Summer Preview: Return of Donna Troy

    June 05, 2005 09:12 pm
     From WIZARD #165 (Jul 2005)

    DC SPECIAL: RETURN OF DONNA TROY #1 (Jun 2005)
    DC Comics
     
     
    05 SUMMER PREVIEW: THE RETURN OF DONNA TROY
    written by Chris Ward
    printed in WIZARD #165 (Jul 2005)
    www.wizarduniverse.com

    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!

    News: Infinite Crisis To Feature Pérez Covers

    June 05, 2005 04:13 am
     From Comic Book Resources

    INFINITE CRISIS #1 (Lee Cover) (Oct 2005)
    DC Comics

    WW PHILLY: DCU COMING ATTRACTIONS
    by Justin Jordan, Special to CBR News
    Posted: June 4, 2005

    (excerpt)

    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.

     From www.newsarama.com, thanks to Andy Mangels
    DC's DCU Panel @ WW: Philly
    06-04-2005 09:03 PM

    (excerpt)

    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.

     From www.silverbulletcomics.com
    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.

    (excerpt)

    * The seven issue Infinite Crisis series will have two covers per issue, one by Jim Lee and the other by George Perez.

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