Infinite Crisis is over and as I reflect I say “Great story, lots of fan service, but… what’s the difference?”

Wonder Woman helped found the Justice League of America once again. Batman still fights for Gotham, even though his parents’ killer was caught.
There are recorded rumors of Superman’s activities before his appearance in Metropolis. And that’s just the beginning.

That’s it? After seven issues, four preceding mini-series and a buttload of crossovers instead of being a story with consequences on the scale of Crisis on Infinite Earths Infinite Crisis is just on the scale of Zero Hour?

I was all behind the original Crisis and even Zero Hour. But now I think that the DCU is outgrowing a single universe. Some fans want their Batman to be a dark hunter of the night, some want him to be the kind of guy who smiles, jokes and thinks that putting a Batmask on a dog is a good idea. A Multiverse has something for everyone.

And maybe it’s back after all. The ghost of the Golden Age Batman appeared in JSA. Wildstorm’s Mr Majestic spent some time in the DCU and Captain Atom found himself in the Wildstorm universe(once) and returned (twice!). And that sure looks like the Monitor on the cover of DCU: Brave New World.
Will there be more in 52?

If not, then I’ll just form my own Multiverse!
With Blackjack!
..an’ hookers!

In fact! Forget about the Multiverse an’ the Blackjack!

Ah… forget the whole thing.

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  1. I thought Infinite Crisis was a huge let down. I was expecting this amazing story with an actual lasting effect on the status quo and all I got was an amazing story and some good clean up. It seems in all those issues only thing that happened was a lot of C-listers were killed, maimed a few B-listers,the major characters got new costumes and new direction(both of which will return to what they once were). As a life-long DC fan I was sad that a lot of characters and concepts from my generation were done away with. I lost a Flash, a lot of Titans, a Superboy, and numerous other backstories and origins. I feel cheated and I hope DC really turns up the volume after with 52 soon because so far Civil War is looking a lot more appealing.

    Comment by strangevisitor — May 9, 2006 @ 1:40 pm

  2. You forgot fire trucks.

    Comment by mollymillions — May 9, 2006 @ 2:32 pm

  3. When’s the last time you needed a fire truck?

    They just get in the way.

    Comment by tone_milazzo — May 9, 2006 @ 3:12 pm

  4. We’re touching on the big problem with licenced characters, they’re a commodity and you can’t do anything to jeopardize their value.

    Comment by tone_milazzo — May 11, 2006 @ 11:42 am

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