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Defining the DCU: Wolfman and Perez Talk Crisis on Infinite...

posted Jun 21, 2018, 6:00 PM by Vu Nguyen

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Defining the DCU: Wolfman and Perez Talk Crisis on Infinite...

Over thirty years later, the effects of Marv Wolfman and George Perez's universe-altering CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS can still be felt within the DCU. In this exclusive look back, the pair of creators reminisce about building a better Multiverse.


Perez has his own side of the story, of course. "I was just going to go through and pace it and sneak in as many extra characters as I could, since obviously the plot told you the specific characters who were needed in order to progress the story. So, I would find ways of putting in other characters in the background and stuff like that," he said, but was quick to add that, for as small as it seemed starting out, "There was one point when I actually realized that this thing was becoming massive. Marv did a scene and I drew it and then in the following issue the same exact scene happened—it was getting out of hand."

That's when Perez took his contributions to the next level and started offering story notes and things really got off the ground. Wolfman explained, "George came in to co-plot, it just took so much pressure off of me. The basic overview of Crisis always remained the same, but the details, the stuff that made it work, our shorthand just informed that whole story. So, everything changed once that happened and so much of the pressure left."