The Quintessential Copper Age book!
|Alex Ross painted this incredible picture based on Perez pencils for a new edition of Crisis on Infinite Earths.|
|The stunning original cover of Crisis On Infinite Earths #1, Apr 1985 that so beautifully sums up the whole of the series with it's multitude of characters and the "infinite Earths".|
|Earth S contains the characters from the Marvel Family, Earth 4 contains the Charlon heroes, Earth X contains the Quality heroes and Earth 3 contains the Justice League's evil conterparts, the Crime Syndicate.|
I love the concept that Wolfman works of the multiverse. For me to discover all the diverse characters on each Earth and all of the variations of the DC superheroes is just amazing. We get at least 4 Supermans (I love to use the proper noun of Superman in plural), at least 3 Wonder Womans, but we only get 2 Batmans, Earth-One and Earth-Three's since Earth-Two's Batman died a few years earlier. Crisis on Infinite Earths allows me the opportunity to really geek out at all the amazing history, diversity and wealth of characters that encompass their whole history which is one of the main things that attracted me to comics in the first place.
|The cover of Crisis #5, Aug 1985, has a wonderful depiction of all of the varied DC superheroes including Earth 1 and Earth 2's versions of the Justice League/Society (in the center)|
|The dramatic death of Barry Allen from Crisis on Infinite Earths #8, Nov 1985 sets the benchmark for the death of a major character even to this day.|
|The death of Super Girl from Crisis #7, Oct 1985.|
|George does an astonishing job depicting the myriad of DC Universe's heroes appearing confused by the Monitor's satellite.|
|The super power slug fest presented in Crisis still sets a standard for super powered action fests.|